• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Unsure.

Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
34 (0.02/day)
Likes
3
Location
Bridlington
Processor i5 3570k (oc,ed to 4.4ghz)
Motherboard Asrock extreme6
Cooling corsair h80i
Memory corsair dominator 1600mhz
Video Card(s) 2x gtx 660 sli
Storage samsung 840 evo 120gb, seagate 2tb
Display(s) Samsung 32inch 1080p, AOC e2343f
Case Fractal design r4 white.
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG 5.1
Power Supply Corsair axi 760
Software Windows 7 64bit ultimate
#1
Hey guys am unsure of what would be a suitable replacement for my 5870 i have started to notice it drop in games lately. I just wanna no what to get that is gonna see an fps increase.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2008
Messages
4,563 (1.34/day)
Likes
2,700
Location
Kingston, Ontario Canada
System Name My Rig | Kids Rig
Processor Core i5 3570K @ 4.0 ghz 1.15 vcore | FX 8350 @4 ghz
Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX w/ Logitech z623 | Realtek
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold | CoolerMaster GS750M 80+ Bronze
Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma | Tt Level 10M
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma w/ meka-membrane keys | MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE w/ Kailh brown
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
#2
Price range? a logical step up would be a 7850/70 on the red side or a 670 on the green side.
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
34 (0.02/day)
Likes
3
Location
Bridlington
Processor i5 3570k (oc,ed to 4.4ghz)
Motherboard Asrock extreme6
Cooling corsair h80i
Memory corsair dominator 1600mhz
Video Card(s) 2x gtx 660 sli
Storage samsung 840 evo 120gb, seagate 2tb
Display(s) Samsung 32inch 1080p, AOC e2343f
Case Fractal design r4 white.
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG 5.1
Power Supply Corsair axi 760
Software Windows 7 64bit ultimate
#3
I was looking at no more that £300. I like the look of the gtx 580 or the 570. I also liked the look of the 6970.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2008
Messages
4,563 (1.34/day)
Likes
2,700
Location
Kingston, Ontario Canada
System Name My Rig | Kids Rig
Processor Core i5 3570K @ 4.0 ghz 1.15 vcore | FX 8350 @4 ghz
Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX w/ Logitech z623 | Realtek
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold | CoolerMaster GS750M 80+ Bronze
Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma | Tt Level 10M
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma w/ meka-membrane keys | MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE w/ Kailh brown
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
#4
HD 7800 series roughly equals 6900 series performance and offers lower power consumption.
 
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
1,205 (0.41/day)
Likes
364
Location
The Netherlands
System Name PC || Laptop
Processor AMD FX-8350 @ 4,8GHz || i7 6700HQ
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX || default
Cooling Corsair H100i Push-Pull|| Stock
Memory Samsung 30nm 4x4GB @ 1930MHz|| 2x8GB LVDDR3 @ 1600MHz
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290 @ 1060MHz / 1600MHz || Nvidia Geforce 960M
Display(s) Samsung S23A750D 120Hz + others|| 15,6" 1080P
Case Corsair 500R Fans Galore ||
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DX/XD ||
Power Supply Corsair AX860i || 120Watt 19V OEM adaptor
Software Win 10 64bit || Win 10 64bit
#5
some 7950's seem to be dropping to around 300 pounds I think, would be quite a deal
 
Joined
May 31, 2007
Messages
1,051 (0.27/day)
Likes
71
Location
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
System Name Rampage 3.0
Processor i7 3770K 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Cooling Corsair 110 (280mm rad)
Memory 16GB G.Skill Sniper F3-1866 10-11-10 CR1
Video Card(s) 2 X gigabyte 7970 ghz edition @1100mhz / 6000mhz
Storage samsung 500 GB + 128GM crucial M4 ssd
Display(s) LG IPS235P 23in IPS 1080p
Case corsair vengance c70 - white
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Corsair HX-750w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
#7
i was in the same boat, so i went 5870 X fire, find a cheap one Ebay

assuming you mobo has Xfire support, some else may know
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2008
Messages
4,563 (1.34/day)
Likes
2,700
Location
Kingston, Ontario Canada
System Name My Rig | Kids Rig
Processor Core i5 3570K @ 4.0 ghz 1.15 vcore | FX 8350 @4 ghz
Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX w/ Logitech z623 | Realtek
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold | CoolerMaster GS750M 80+ Bronze
Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma | Tt Level 10M
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma w/ meka-membrane keys | MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE w/ Kailh brown
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
#8
Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
1,016 (0.47/day)
Likes
1,420
Location
Indonesia
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9 Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR X370GT7
Cooling Cryorig H5 Universal dual fan mode
Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4-3200 2x16 GB
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1080 GAMING OC
Storage 512 GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3 x 2 TB WD Blue
Display(s) LG 27MB85Z
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard TX-CP (Ergo Clear 68g) | KBParadise V80 (Matias Quiet Click)
Software Windows 10 version 1607 x64 + Ubuntu 16.04
#9
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
9,767 (2.99/day)
Likes
1,779
Location
Suffolk/Essex, England
System Name Joseph's Laptop Clevo P771ZM
Processor 4970k @4/4.4ghz
Motherboard *shrugs*
Cooling About 2 kilos of copper fins and pipes.
Memory 2x 8gb
Video Card(s) GTX 970m 6gb
Storage 500gb Msata SSD 2x 2TB storage drives
Display(s) Built in
Power Supply 300w power brick
Mouse Steam controller
Software Windows ten
#10
The HD7850/70 is not an upgrade to his HD5870. They roughly have the same bandwidth and Flops. A real upgrade would be a HD6990 or an HD7970.
Oh yes it is :laugh:

My 7850 plays around with 580/7950 ( if you over clock a 7850 and a 7870 to the same level the performance difference is around 5-8% which well is piss all considering the price difference)

Considering he could sell his 5870 and use that money to buy a new after market cooled 7850 it's a pretty darn good no cost upgade.


It will also completely tear apart a 5870 when it comes to math performance.
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2011
Messages
283 (0.12/day)
Likes
64
Location
Portugal
System Name MSIGameRig
Processor Intel 4670k @ 4.2 [1.21v]
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING
Cooling EK XTX 360+240 Rad´s
Memory Corsair 16GB Dominator Plat.2800C11 DDR3 @ 2400Mhz CL11
Video Card(s) 2_WaySLI MSI Gaming_OC GTX770
Storage [RAID0] Corsair Neutron SSD 240GB / WD Black 1TB
Display(s) Dual Samsung HS24" 1920x1080 [2ms]
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 HD
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Software Win7 x64 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores I dont care about bench, just want the max fps possible @ DX11 with extreme AA/AF
#11
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
1,106 (0.31/day)
Likes
178
Location
london
System Name Staggered
Processor Intel i5 6600k (XSPC Rasa)
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3
Cooling RX360 (3*Scythe GT1850) + RX240 (2*Scythe GT1850) + Laing D5 Vario (with EK X-Top V2)
Memory 2*8gb Team Group Dark @3000Mhz 16-16-16-36 1.25v
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1070 HerculeZ
Storage 256gb Samsung 830 + 2*1tB Samsung F3 + 2*2tB Samsung F4EG
Display(s) Flatron W3000H 2560*1600
Case Cooler Master ATCS 840 + 1*120 GT1850 (exhaust) + 1*230 Spectre Pro + Lamptron FC2 (fan controller)
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1250W
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
#12
If you look around you can find a GTX 670 for £300.
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,551 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,059
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#14
I was looking at no more that £300. I like the look of the gtx 580 or the 570. I also liked the look of the 6970.
Go nvidia. The 580 is a steal where you can get it for around £250 (sometimes less) and even £300 is ok.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
9,767 (2.99/day)
Likes
1,779
Location
Suffolk/Essex, England
System Name Joseph's Laptop Clevo P771ZM
Processor 4970k @4/4.4ghz
Motherboard *shrugs*
Cooling About 2 kilos of copper fins and pipes.
Memory 2x 8gb
Video Card(s) GTX 970m 6gb
Storage 500gb Msata SSD 2x 2TB storage drives
Display(s) Built in
Power Supply 300w power brick
Mouse Steam controller
Software Windows ten
#15
There is always a bench to say one thing or another. Here is one saying the HD5870 is only 4-8fps slower.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/21.html

Here's one where the HD5870 is better.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/15.html

You'll have to look for the 5870 in the list manually, it's not highlighted.
Aye but when you take over-clocking into account the 5870 ends up around 480 levels of performance.

The 78xx cards end up an awful lot faster due to the much higher over-clocking potential.


So considering price/power draw and overclockability the 78xx cards are far superior to 58xx cards.
 

Radeon101

New Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2012
Messages
15 (0.01/day)
Likes
8
#16
I don't agree, but that tends to happen from time to time. I wouldn't spend all that cash on a new video card to only get a marginal performance boost. What I'm saying is go for something much better, not just slightly better.

Here is some interesting information. You'd barely be able to tell the difference in the cards from this, if you didn't look at the name.
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=678&card2=613
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
4,984 (1.76/day)
Likes
1,551
Location
Manchester uk
System Name Quad GT evo V
Processor FX8350 @ 4.8ghz1.525c NB2.64ghz Ht2.84ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 990X Gaming
Cooling 360EK extreme 360Tt rad all push/pull, cpu,NB/Vrm blocks all EK
Memory Corsair vengeance 32Gb @1333 cas9
Video Card(s) Rx vega 64 waterblockedEK + Rx580 waterblockedEK
Storage samsung 840(250), WD 1Tb+2Tb +3Tbgrn 1tb hybrid
Display(s) Samsung uea28"850R 4k freesync, samsung 40" 1080p
Case Custom(modded) thermaltake Kandalf
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup
Power Supply corsair 1000Rmx
Mouse CM optane
Keyboard CM optane
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 15.69K best overall sandra so far
#17
i was in the same boat, so i went 5870 X fire, find a cheap one Ebay

assuming you mobo has Xfire support, some else may know
do this and await next gen, i got a 5850 (for 85 quids )to add to my 5870 both waterblocked run at 1Ghz and equal (allmost) a 7970 and the next gen will eclipse this gen if reports come to be true of nvidias 40x or somesuch improvement next gen, Amd will have to counter some hows. and no game i play is unplayable on max settings bar batman AC and thats with physx on . at 1080p theirs no probs and no probs with xfire on my ancient gfx's
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
1,016 (0.47/day)
Likes
1,420
Location
Indonesia
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9 Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR X370GT7
Cooling Cryorig H5 Universal dual fan mode
Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4-3200 2x16 GB
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1080 GAMING OC
Storage 512 GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3 x 2 TB WD Blue
Display(s) LG 27MB85Z
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard TX-CP (Ergo Clear 68g) | KBParadise V80 (Matias Quiet Click)
Software Windows 10 version 1607 x64 + Ubuntu 16.04
#18
If you look around you can find a GTX 670 for £300.
Damn, what a great deal... :rockout:
Get this OP! :p

do this and await next gen, i got a 5850 (for 85 quids )to add to my 5870 both waterblocked run at 1Ghz and equal (allmost) a 7970 and the next gen will eclipse this gen if reports come to be true of nvidias 40x or somesuch improvement next gen, Amd will have to counter some hows. and no game i play is unplayable on max settings bar batman AC and thats with physx on . at 1080p theirs no probs and no probs with xfire on my ancient gfx's
I'm curious, is 530W enough to power CF 5870?
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
34 (0.02/day)
Likes
3
Location
Bridlington
Processor i5 3570k (oc,ed to 4.4ghz)
Motherboard Asrock extreme6
Cooling corsair h80i
Memory corsair dominator 1600mhz
Video Card(s) 2x gtx 660 sli
Storage samsung 840 evo 120gb, seagate 2tb
Display(s) Samsung 32inch 1080p, AOC e2343f
Case Fractal design r4 white.
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG 5.1
Power Supply Corsair axi 760
Software Windows 7 64bit ultimate
#19
It wouldnt be but i dont mind spending money on a Psu.
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
2,944 (1.13/day)
Likes
1,379
System Name The Sheriff / The Deputy
Processor 2500K / G4560
Motherboard ASRock P67Extreme4 / Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3
Cooling CM Hyper TX3 / Intel stock
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX / 8 GB Kingston HyperX
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 960 SSC / Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti LP
Storage SSD, some WD and lots of Samsungs
Display(s) BenQ GW2470 / Samsung SyncMaster T220
Case Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced / Thermaltake Core v31
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1/Denon PMA500AE/Wharfedale D 10.1/Senn HD518
Power Supply Corsair TX650 / Corsair TX650M
Mouse Steelseries Rival 100/ Mionix Avior 7000
Keyboard Sidewinder
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro
#20
Get the 670. It's around 5870 crossfire in terms of performance.