I live in New Zealand, where hardware is extremely expensive.
5970s usually retail for over $1000NZD, but today I found a few of these advertised:
Sapphire (21165-00-51R) HD5970 2G GDDR5 PCI-E DUAL DVI-I / MINI DP; Dual Slot Fan Cooler; 32M x 32 GDDR5 512-bit; 725MHz / 1000MHz
for just over $400NZD in a few places. One of them is a reputable retailer so I'm not thinking "scam", but I am wondering if there's anything I should know about this particular model which makes it so much cheaper?
Will it still perform effectively (~750Mh/s) for mining? What about gaming? Any helpful advice appreciated