1GB XFX HD 5870, GPU 850MHz, 1600 Cores, HDMI - £137.99 @ Scan (Today Only)
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1GB XFX HD 5870, GPU 850MHz, 1600 Cores, HDMI - £137.99 @ Scan (Today Only)

£137.99
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Found 26th Apr 2011Made hot 26th Apr 2011
*** Sadly, the Today Only price (if you click the link from this page) has been increased to £11,999 - representing a reduction in value for money. ***

A potent video card at a good price. Free delivery for AV Forum members ( avforums.com/for…php )

Also, I have found that if you save the "BUY" link address next to the reduced price (right click "BUY" and copy link address), it can be used to obtain that price (at least in your Basket, haven't actually tried to checkout) for days after the item has been delisted from Today Only.

secure.scan.co.uk/asp…712

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Very hot, if I had the cash and the PSU I would be all over this deal...gonna have to wait until my bday me thinks though.

These seem to be dropping by the week recently. Excellent card at this price, got the Sapphire HD 5870 and it's more than capable of playing everything at high frame rates. Lacks a few of the features the 69xx series has but very few games are using these yet.

Absolute scorcher. Happy with my 6950 but if this had been around when I bought that last week I would've saved myself the £56 and went for this!
Edited by: "Nobull" 26th Apr 2011

Awesome deal.

After doing a bit of research, I found that this car is a non reference design and hence does not overvolt?? Some reviews saying avoid this particular card..

Should I buy? or should I avoid?

tee_tee

After doing a bit of research, I found that this car is a non reference … After doing a bit of research, I found that this car is a non reference design and hence does not overvolt?? Some reviews saying avoid this particular card..Should I buy? or should I avoid?



It's XFX.

You should avoid it full stop.

From years of experience of buying pretty much all different brands of vid cards. I have to agree with this. Sum it up, they are one of several brands that consistently had high failure rates and also the customer service of XFX couldn't be any worse if they tried.
Another similar company is HIS followed by Zotac.

chaywa

It's XFX.You should avoid it full stop.


So tempted to buy... I would really prefer it if it was matching to my current HIS 5870...

Tief

So tempted to buy... I would really prefer it if it was matching to my … So tempted to buy... I would really prefer it if it was matching to my current HIS 5870...



I asked this last time (on here and on overclock.net) and people said it does not matter.
Edited by: "leedale30" 27th Apr 2011

think I will wait to see if they drop even more by the time BF3 comes out (jesus I paid loads for this last year!! lucky it was an insurance payout). or should I get another now????? Help me decide - will they go lower?

tee_tee

After doing a bit of research, I found that this car is a non reference … After doing a bit of research, I found that this car is a non reference design and hence does not overvolt?? Some reviews saying avoid this particular card..Should I buy? or should I avoid?



does that mean not overclock? My asus is over clocked and it's voltage set to max. I thought XFX has the same 'you can overclock our cards' guarantee like asus do - the only two manufacturers to have this????

leedale30

does that mean not overclock? My asus is over clocked and it's voltage … does that mean not overclock? My asus is over clocked and it's voltage set to max. I thought XFX has the same 'you can overclock our cards' guarantee like asus do - the only two manufacturers to have this????



No i dont think this particular card will overclock, it should run fine stock. But if you start messing with overclocking things may get a little ugly

Ah lovely! Just as I feel like replacing the old GTX 275 this comes along.



Thanks muchly OP.

tee_tee

No i dont think this particular card will overclock, it should run fine … No i dont think this particular card will overclock, it should run fine stock. But if you start messing with overclocking things may get a little ugly



I suppose with 2 of these you won't need to overclock?

nice - hot

over £300 at launch and like rocking horse poop for awhile. Might finally finish off the gaming rig with a pair of these

Hot. But personally I'll wait for some decent branded 5870s to drop in price before I buy.
Also not so sure this is worth the extra £35 over sapphire 5850 extreme.

Maybe if you flashed bios you could overclock but its a big risk!

I heard these cards have high pitch sound and are loud when gaming to. Only just capable of playing BC2 @1080p
Edited by: "Cro_Baron" 27th Apr 2011

Cro_Baron

Maybe if you flashed bios you could overclock but its a big risk!I heard … Maybe if you flashed bios you could overclock but its a big risk!I heard these cards have high pitch sound and are loud when gaming to. Only just capable of playing BC2 @1080p



This card or all 5870s? I am running bc2 on dx11 on full with 3 screens eye finity at that res with no problems

Nobull

Absolute scorcher. Happy with my 6950 but if this had been around when I … Absolute scorcher. Happy with my 6950 but if this had been around when I bought that last week I would've saved myself the £56 and went for this!


Ditto

Resistance was futile.

Credit card takes another whipping.....

Could you run three monitors of this? 2x DVi 1x HDMI

Thanks OP, gonna upgrade from my GTX 275

robomilo

Could you run three monitors of this? 2x DVi 1x HDMI



You could but you would need an active displayport to HDMI converter what are fairly expensive.

You can run:
2xDVI and display port
or
1xDVI, 1xHMDI, 1Xdisplay port

using the card only

Tempted to replace my 4870 with this

shep1987

You could but you would need an active displayport to HDMI converter what … You could but you would need an active displayport to HDMI converter what are fairly expensive.You can run:2xDVI and display port or 1xDVI, 1xHMDI, 1Xdisplay portusing the card only



you don't need an active one - I have one of the £10 ones from ebay and works fine. If you look on the wide screen gaming forum there is a thread about them on there.

Great deal - performance comparable to HD 6950, apart from tessellation. Needs a bit more power though.
The card can be easily overclocked beyond the catalyst limits without flashing, just search for overclocking 5870 with Rivatuner

Can this be picked up from store?

Great card - but XFX - no thanks, after having 3 seperate 4890's fail from them i give them a wide berth now. Just need to wait a while until Asus cards drop to this price

I have had one of these XFX 5870s for a year or so now. No problems at all. In fact, I even changed the stock cooler on it for quieter running. Btw, whoever posted about the stock fan being whiney is wrong. It was never bad and did a decent job cooling the card. However, since I like silent fans and what-not, I changed it for an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro cooler. If I had to describe the sound of it, it would be a low-pitched thrust of air.

I have heard about XFX complaints before, but never had to deal with them. Also, it's worth knowing that due to consumer rights, you can just deal with the shop you bought the card from. So, why not do that instead of dealing with XFX?

Back on topic, this is HOT! I'm seriously thinking about getting a 2nd one for crossfire now.

imdurc

Also, it's worth knowing that due to consumer rights, you can just deal … Also, it's worth knowing that due to consumer rights, you can just deal with the shop you bought the card from. So, why not do that instead of dealing with XFX?



Most places will refer you to the manufacturer after 30 days.

stonebear

Most places will refer you to the manufacturer after 30 days.



This is true, but you also have the right to say no to this.

EDIT: Just to update... I was using the av forum free delivery and went to the same "today only" offer and it was a 5850 in place at £137.99. Just want to be clear about this as it means you NEED to use the link in this deal for the 5870 to come up at 137.99! I did not realise this, but now do.

EDIT2: Just ordered and got AV Forum free delivery! The HUKD link worked and it showed a 5870 for £137.99. Damn you HUKD for your delicious deals. :P
Edited by: "imdurc" 27th Apr 2011

JustExtreme

Tempted to replace my 4870 with this



I have this card also and thought the same as you but for a 20gb/second gain it doesnt seem worthwhile to me!

This is a cracking deal! Not too sure I would like an XFX card however.

shadow_boxer

This is a cracking deal! Not too sure I would like an XFX card however.



I have a XFX 5770 and its been a great card, couldn't recommend them enough.

Great deal!

Looks like a great card..I realise that pci express cards are backwards compatible and was wondering if there would be much of a difference in performance on a pci-e 1.0 (x16) mobo (Asus P5N-E SLI)? I have a vague understanding that it's todo with the bandwidth but if anyone could shed some more light on this that'd be great! Cheers
Edited by: "Zaitochi" 27th Apr 2011

Ommid

Can this be picked up from store?



yes they have a big shop counter ordery thing (like argos)

Zaitochi

Looks like a great card..I realise that pci express cards are backwards … Looks like a great card..I realise that pci express cards are backwards compatible and was wondering if there would be much of a difference in performance on a pci-e 1.0 (x16) mobo (Asus P5N-E SLI)? I have a vague understanding that it's todo with the bandwidth but if anyone could shed some more light on this that'd be great! Cheers


it'll work fine in a PCI-E (1.0) X16 slot. it will get the same bandwidth as a PCI-E (2.0) X8 slot and no single gpu cards need more than x8 bandwidth (x16 for PCI-E (1.0))

JustExtreme

Tempted to replace my 4870 with this

Vs The HD4870So how do all those specification changes translate into … Vs The HD4870So how do all those specification changes translate into performance? The answer is monumental. The new HD 5870 is up to 20FPS better at 1920x1200 with anti-aliasing applied. With a much higher minimum FPS, Crysis Warhead is actually playable on the new card where the old card series struggled at such demanding settings.


i have a 4870 and am seriously considering upgrading!
u may 'only' get an extra 20GB/second bandwidth gain, but a 5870 absolutely pwns a 4870! IIRC it's faster than xfired 4870's! the bandwidth isnt particularly important

[img]vortez.net/con…php?ct=articles&action=file&id=1716[/img]
5870 wins in every stat



read this ;)!
Edited by: "lucas4" 27th Apr 2011

lucas4

it'll work fine in a PCI-E (1.0) X16 slot. it will get the same bandwidth … it'll work fine in a PCI-E (1.0) X16 slot. it will get the same bandwidth as a PCI-E (2.0) X8 slot and no single gpu cards need more than x8 bandwidth (x16 for PCI-E (1.0))


Thanks for the prompt reply Lucas4

leedale30

yes they have a big shop counter ordery thing (like argos)



Oh I know that, I just wondered because of all this copying and pasting link business, sorted now anyway
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