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June 09, 2011, 10:20:26 PM
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What is so great about them, how are they better than the more pricey and newer cards?

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June 09, 2011, 10:22:08 PM
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they are great in terms of MH/$.  When they were selling for $100 they were 3MH/$, compared to something like the 6990 that is closer to 1-2MH/$. 

Pretty hard to beat
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June 09, 2011, 10:22:11 PM
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they uesed to be dirt cheep not anymore thouhg i bought 6950 for my rigs becues i game and if bitcoins ever fails a 6950 will sell for a lot mroe then a 5830
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June 09, 2011, 10:27:04 PM
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Any of the 5000 series cards are good for MH/s/$ anyways...especially when you factor in how much you will make back.

My current 5850 is 2.33MH/s/%

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June 09, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
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Any of the 5000 series cards are good for MH/s/$ anyways...especially when you factor in how much you will make back.

My current 5850 is 2.33MH/s/%

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June 09, 2011, 10:46:11 PM
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also consider the power cost of the cards, heat generated and fan noise.  the 5830 supposedly can pull 200+ watts each  the 6870 cards can easily hit 280Mh without underclocking mem, cost about 180 bucks and use about 160w (with stock memory/core clocks).  if you space them apart a bit they only run at 70º when overclocked to 975 and the fans at 60%

if you only have a few cards in a machine it wont make much of a difference but if you have 4+ cards on a motherboard it starts to add up (more wattage every day, more expensive power supplies, more heat, more fan noise/ more power to the fans, etc)

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June 09, 2011, 10:48:06 PM
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also consider the power cost of the cards, heat generated and fan noise.  the 5830 supposedly can pull 200+ watts each  the 6870 cards can easily hit 280Mh without underclocking mem, cost about 180 bucks and use about 160w (with stock memory/core clocks).  if you space them apart a bit they only run at 70º when overclocked to 975 and the fans at 60%

if you only have a few cards in a machine it wont make much of a difference but if you have 4+ cards on a motherboard it starts to add up (more wattage every day, more expensive power supplies, more heat, more fan noise/ more power to the fans, etc)



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June 10, 2011, 12:04:05 AM
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also consider the power cost of the cards, heat generated and fan noise.  the 5830 supposedly can pull 200+ watts each  the 6870 cards can easily hit 280Mh without underclocking mem, cost about 180 bucks and use about 160w (with stock memory/core clocks).  if you space them apart a bit they only run at 70º when overclocked to 975 and the fans at 60%

if you only have a few cards in a machine it wont make much of a difference but if you have 4+ cards on a motherboard it starts to add up (more wattage every day, more expensive power supplies, more heat, more fan noise/ more power to the fans, etc)



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