Now that's awesome cryptomint :-)
I wish my card was that easy to mod.Are 5870s easy to get cheaply and to mod (as in clock settings) like you've done? a 5870 beating my HD6950?interesting. I guess I was wrong on the 5870's abilities.It is true that you learn something new everyday.
5870's are not easy to get cheaply. $200 is considered by some a low ball request even though that price is more then reasonable. Expect people to want up to $240.
Mike, you are not joking about the prices you can expect to find them at.I found an in stock card at this site:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-5870-lightning-pci-e-21-%28x16%29-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-1600-cores-2x-dvi-dp-hdmi?utm_source=google+shopping&utm_medium=google+shopping
As you may notice that's very pricy as I'm in UK (in UK most places are out of stock right now).I can't ship from the US as I have to pay 'import tax' in addition to shipping to reach me in UK whenever I buy things from anysite based in US.I find that annoying.Wel I suppose I can try eBay and see if that has anything.I'm having trouble finding a HD6990 as that's also sold out in UK.The cheapest refurbed one is like £539 (used),looks like they can certainly hold onto their value.I suspect the seller was mining bitcoins before deciding to sell it