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Graphics 5870 or 5870 2GB EYEFINITY 6

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matlough, 20 Jul 2010.

  1. matlough

    matlough New Member

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    Just about to order a 5870 1gb and I spotted a 2GB 5870 EYEFINITY 6 for the same price!


    Are there any negatives to having this over the 1GB standard 5870?

    BTW I'm only using 1 monitor at the moment
     
  2. klutch4891

    klutch4891 New Member

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    I can't think of any (except maybe extra heat/noise from cooling the other gig of memory). If they're the same price you might as well go for it.
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    klutch4891 New Member

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    There isn't much point except for a few FPS with increased AA; but for the same price you might as well. And it comes with either 3 or 4 adapters. 2xDVI, 1xHDMI and something else if I remember correctly. But you can only use 2 adapters at once (the other 4 ports have to be Displayport).
     
  5. robots

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    Are the clock speeds the same? In most games, the extra gig of ram will make very little difference unless you game at enormous resolutions.
     
  6. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Very true. Even then it's debatable.
     
  7. korhojoa

    korhojoa durr

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    I don't see any downsides from having more monitor connections and more memory.
     
  8. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    True - it will be pretty much the same for now, aside from the connections. If it is the same price and you're happy with display port then I'd go for it simply for longevity.
     
  9. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    yeah definatley dont pass it up for the same money
     
  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    for the same price: buy it!

    more memory, included adaptors (if buying retail) for normal monitors, what could go wrong?
     
  11. robots

    robots New Member

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    But only if it's the same clock speed :p
     

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