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New cards speed compared to Gigabyte HD5870 1GB (2011)

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Hello
How much more speed today's cards have compared to my Gigabyte ATI HD5870 1GB (2011) ?
It costed 550euros in 2011 and was one of those "top models" so it is not easy to change it...Especially when mining-people are raising the prices today.

- Are today's cards like 2x or 4x faster ?
- Has ATI still the best price/performance ratio ?
 
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A modern gtx1080 would be up to 5x faster , But more importantly that one gigabytes of video ram would be a problem in modern games.

If it works fine for the games you play and the applications you run, then there's no need to upgrade it, but if you feel like you're experiencing issues, I can tell you from personal experience that video cards got to go.

I used to run a 6950 1GB, it worked well ,but around the time battlefield three was released, I started to notice I was maxing out the video ram.
You can easily find out if you're maxing out the video card by running a program in the background like MSI afterburner. You can send it to monitor GPU usage as well as video ram usage. If you see hundred percent sustained usage ,you'll know you need more power
 
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I looked prices:
Nvidia has:
1050 =300e
1060 =500e
1070 =600e
1080 =700-800e

Radeon has
RX 570 =200e
RX 570 =400e
RX 580 =500e
"Vega"= >600e
 
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I looked prices:
Nvidia has:
1050=300e
1060 =500e
1070 =600e
1080 =700-800e

what country are you in?

You could choose an AMD option as well, the RX580, or 570 are several times faster than that 5870. out of the ones you posted, even the 1050 (i recommend the "ti" model) would be far beyond the 5870.

prices are a bit higher now (in the US) , but the effects of mining have reduced significantly, i hope they have for You in Your country as well. i agree it sucks, but if you bought that 5870 for 550E 7 years ago, spending another 550E now, will certainly give you another great performing GPU for another 7 years
 
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I see there is: GT and GTX and TI.
GTX includes the Ti's and if going Nivia you want GTX normally unless professional AutoCad user and normally GTX is fine for them too.
 
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OK. Thanks. Sounds crazy that people still use PCI-E and nothing newer has come up yet. I thought that I'll have to buy a new motherboard also.
 
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OK. Thanks. Sounds crazy that people still use PCI-E and nothing newer has come up yet. I thought that I had to buy a new motherboard also.
please post the whole computer specs and people will advise the upgrade path options for you.
Motherboard
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please post the whole computer specs and people will advise the upgrade path options for you.
Motherboard
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Yea, it would be best to have all specs. Many modern video cards do work with older PCIe1 and up motherboards, but some newer gpu's dont play nice with older boards, i had a gtx970 that hated my asrock extreme3 z68
 
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HD5870, that was when people were giving Nvidia crap about their power hungry Fermi cards LOL. Also the time when AMD/ATI GPU were super competitive.
 
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OK. Thanks. Sounds crazy that people still use PCI-E and nothing newer has come up yet. I thought that I'll have to buy a new motherboard also.
PCI-express was designed to be scalable for various bandwidth and also upgradeability.
So it's very unlikely to go anywhere even in next 10 years.
I mean there's now PCI-e v4.0 coming into use doubling bandwidth from 3.0 which is till enough:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080_PCI_Express_Scaling/24.html
And PCI-e v5.0 is likely going to get finalized specification next year for another doubling of bandwidth.


HD5870, that was when people were giving Nvidia crap about their power hungry Fermi cards LOL.
Actually lots of people still bought Fermi just because it was Nvidia and completely disregarded its bad efficiency.
And then those same people complain how AMD couldn't keep developing competitive GPUs when they shoveled their money to Nvidia for doing bad work, instead of rewarding AMD and contributing to availability of R&D money!
 
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From a pure "horsepower perspective":

GTX 1080:
HD5870:
 
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A modern gtx1080 would be up to 5x faster , But more importantly that one gigabytes of video ram would be a problem in modern games.
@thebluebumblebee
In Graphics scores, for Fire Strike it's more like 7.46x : LINK
For 3DMark 11 (P-Score), 6.57x : LINK
and 3DMark Vantage (P-Score) is ~3.16x : LINK
^Last two are probably CPU limited a bit on GTX 1080
 
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According to TPU testing... here's a generational perspective ignoring CPU, storage subsystems etc

A 1080 Ti was about 1.55 time faster than a 980 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1080_Ti_Gaming_X_Trio/29.html

A 980 Ti was about 1.35 time faster than a780 Ti in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Gaming/30.html

A 780 Ti was about 1.53 time faster than 7970 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_Ti_Gaming/24.html

A 7970 was about 1.67 time faster than 5870 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7970_Lightning/28.html

end to end .... 1.55 x 1.35 x 1.53 x 1.67 = 5.35 times faster.

100 fps on 1080 Ti = 18.7 fps on 5870
 

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According to TPU testing... here's a generational perspective ignoring CPU, storage subsystems etc

A 1080 Ti was about 1.55 time faster than a 980 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1080_Ti_Gaming_X_Trio/29.html

A 980 Ti was about 1.35 time faster than a780 Ti in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Gaming/30.html

A 780 Ti was about 1.53 time faster than 7970 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_Ti_Gaming/24.html

A 7970 was about 1.67 time faster than 5870 in gaming
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7970_Lightning/28.html

end to end .... 1.55 x 1.35 x 1.53 x 1.67 = 5.35 times faster.

100 fps on 1080 Ti = 18.7 fps on 5870
That's roughly how I determine the values for the performance listing in the GPU database
 
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I'd have to say an RX580/1060-6G. 1080P/1440P gaming is acceptable.. I know Vega56 is falling to MSRP now finally though. Its now in the sub $500 range.
 
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Get an used card. You may know that here in Finland it's pretty easy to get a good deal with used cards, and often they have still warranty (unless the cooler has been removed etc.)

I had HD 5870 Crossfire about 4 years ago, it had some raw horsepower when CF worked, but that 1GB VRAM was the worst bottleneck. In some cases, my previous GTX 470 was faster because it had more VRAM (1.25GB).

I still play even new games fine with an overclocked GTX 980, though everything maxed out in new games are too much. Med/high settings with some antialiasing gives a nice framerate and graphics are ok.
 
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Get an used card. You may know that here in Finland it's pretty easy to get a good deal with used cards, and often they have still warranty (unless the cooler has been removed etc.)

I had HD 5870 Crossfire about 4 years ago, it had some raw horsepower when CF worked, but that 1GB VRAM was the worst bottleneck. In some cases, my previous GTX 470 was faster because it had more VRAM (1.25GB).

I still play even new games fine with an overclocked GTX 980, though everything maxed out in new games are too much. Med/high settings with some antialiasing gives a nice framerate and graphics are ok.
This is great advice. Don't go older than 2, 2.5 years though. So Maxwell (GTX 9xx) would be the limit.
 

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I upgraded from an HD 5870 to an R9 290X which the manufacturer replaced with an R9 390 (very similar in performance to RX 580). I don't regret that purchase at all. Upgrading is more than just game performance too. Newer cards support ReLive (screen record/transcode with negligible performance hit), Direct3D 12, Vulkan, have a crapload of VRAM by comparison, and hardware decoding of video (takes load off of CPU).
 
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