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August 10, 2011, 05:41:08 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121388R

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August 10, 2011, 05:44:44 AM
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No thanks,

I love 5870 cards, and always keep my eyes open for them,

even with dual GPU's that thing is still way overpriced compared to two normal cards,
and it has a bastardized cooling system on it that doesn't lend itself to controlled venting of the cards.

The thing would blow hot air into an enclosed case like it was was an oven.
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August 10, 2011, 05:56:23 AM
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No thanks,

I love 5870 cards, and always keep my eyes open for them,

even with dual GPU's that thing is still way overpriced compared to two normal cards,
and it has a bastardized cooling system on it that doesn't lend itself to controlled venting of the cards.

The thing would blow hot air into an enclosed case like it was was an oven.


I've seen people pay $1100 for 6990s and these are far better. I posted it so I wasn't interested either, but I know some people will be.
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August 10, 2011, 06:00:29 AM
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I've seen people pay $1100 for 6990s and these are far better. I posted it so I wasn't interested either, but I know some people will be.

Most likely. The specs on the cards are great, without a doubt.

It's just the price per gpu and the cooling on it I have a problem with.


If you aren't planing on venting it outside, or have an open frame case you could run two or three of those in a rig and have a lot of hashing power.
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August 10, 2011, 06:01:31 AM
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hmm only 1 available. there will be 1 lucky guy... or 1 unlucky fool to buy this... look at it however you like

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August 10, 2011, 06:08:26 AM
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By the love of the Thrice Great Okapi? WHY would you spend $790 for a card that gets a little over 400 mhash? Please explain the insanity?

Two 5830s beat it by a long shot in power and money

EDIT... ok just saw it'a an x2.. still.... too expensive

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August 10, 2011, 07:31:48 AM
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By the love of the Thrice Great Okapi? WHY would you spend $790 for a card that gets a little over 400 mhash? Please explain the insanity?

Two 5830s beat it by a long shot in power and money

EDIT... ok just saw it'a an x2.. still.... too expensive

with this same idea, why would anyone spend on a 6990 for mining? it's because of the density and saved space that carries the price premium. it's not always about the best output per cost. i personally don't buy into the whole high density thing, but for some people it's worth it.

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August 10, 2011, 01:51:30 PM
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I've seen people pay $1100 for 6990s and these are far better. I posted it so I wasn't interested either, but I know some people will be.
Any one who spends $1100 on a 6990 for a mining rig is a complete dumb ass. You can't even justify the card for the lack of space it requires at that price. Your just throwing money out the window.

I agree though even for x2 this isn't worth it. The only time a 5870 is worth it is when its around 200 dollars.
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August 11, 2011, 03:57:58 AM
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Seriously for less than that money you could buy a mobo, power supply, and 4 5830s....  over 1300 mhash instead of 800

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August 14, 2011, 12:26:50 AM
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for some people 5830's are too weak.
some need to have 800mhash/sec per pci-e slot. Lol@8 6990's on 1mobo vs 8 5830's
it's the density. that is all

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August 14, 2011, 02:48:21 AM
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for some people 5830's are too weak.
some need to have 800mhash/sec per pci-e slot. Lol@8 6990's on 1mobo vs 8 5830's
it's the density. that is all

But it just doesn't make financial sense.. especially at the depreciating values of the tech and instability of the bitcoins...

 

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August 14, 2011, 04:08:08 AM
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I would have flipped this on ebay for a thousand.

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August 14, 2011, 08:05:59 AM
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for some people 5830's are too weak.
some need to have 800mhash/sec per pci-e slot. Lol@8 6990's on 1mobo vs 8 5830's
it's the density. that is all

But it just doesn't make financial sense.. especially at the depreciating values of the tech and instability of the bitcoins...

5970's first retailed at $699 2 years ago (2009).
Today a used 5970 sells for $700-$800 on eBay.

In fact here is one with 39 bids, which is currently up to $900 dollars.
http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-ATI-HD-5970-2GB-DDR5-2X256-BIT-/110726138419?pt=AU_Components&hash=item19c7caca33#ht_2954wt_1295

Depreciation? They are worth more now than they were years ago.
People with small mining operations just don't understand the massive benefit of 2 high powered GPUs per 1 pci-e slot.

When you add a lot of them, the savings due to not having to buy XL-ATX motherboards, new power supplies, cpus, RAM, are massive.

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August 14, 2011, 08:55:34 AM
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for 700+ to 800+ , why not someone just buy a HD6990 insitead of 5970
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August 14, 2011, 09:01:46 AM
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for 700+ to 800+ , why not someone just buy a HD6990 insitead of 5970
it's not as easy to tweak 6990's memory down to the 300mhz range, and also it might be hard to find as well

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August 14, 2011, 09:07:27 AM
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for 700+ to 800+ , why not someone just buy a HD6990 insitead of 5970

6990 are out of stock and can't be found anywhere.
Even newegg removed it from their inventory because the demand just can't be filled.

Tigerdirect sells it maybe once a month in batches of 5 cards.

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August 14, 2011, 09:13:24 AM
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tigerdirect has it just a while ago, going to have it again soon

just on and off only, probably on the average of  once per month i think, just gotta check often
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August 15, 2011, 10:26:18 PM
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tigerdirect has it just a while ago, going to have it again soon

just on and off only, probably on the average of  once per month i think, just gotta check often

What the XFX one?  that's total BS... they did not have them in stock. all back-ordered...

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