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February 07, 2012, 04:46:48 PM
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5870s at bensoutlet. kinda pricey at 209

http://www.bensoutlet.com/products/ati-2gb
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February 07, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
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they went up from $150
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February 07, 2012, 05:18:12 PM
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they went up from $140
Fixed it for you Tongue

Edit: Nvm, the $140 ones were only 1GB.  These new ones are 2GB.

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February 07, 2012, 05:25:47 PM
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they went up from $140
Fixed it for you Tongue

Edit: Nvm, the $140 ones were only 1GB.  These new ones are 2GB.

1GB and 2GB makes no diff for mining lol
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February 07, 2012, 05:33:24 PM
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1GB and 2GB makes no diff for mining lol

Wrd.  Still that's really tempting to pick up a couple to play BF3 with.  I already have a 5970 for that though, so I dunno.  Hmm...

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February 07, 2012, 07:56:50 PM
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they went up from $140
Fixed it for you Tongue

Edit: Nvm, the $140 ones were only 1GB.  These new ones are 2GB.

1GB and 2GB makes no diff for mining lol
they do make a diff. Namely, the 2GB would consume more power.

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February 07, 2012, 09:01:15 PM
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they do make a diff. Namely, the 2GB would consume more power.

That is a very good point.  Does anybody have an idea of how much more power that extra GB consumes?

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February 07, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
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Was debating on this - but the price and the reject rate (1/6 dead) I hit on the last 5870 deal has me doubting...

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February 07, 2012, 11:53:29 PM
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AMD also will not warranty these cards, despite what is said on the page about a 90 day warranty. That was my experience when I called them, at least.
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February 08, 2012, 01:44:47 AM
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It's a shame, I bought 8 of the 1gb and they have been rock solid for me mining at 950 on air with memclock 160.

One has a fan issue that won't allow me to manually control the fan but i fixed that with some creative extra fan positioning.

Anyway, must have gotten lucky, but 2gb will suck with extra power consumption.
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February 08, 2012, 02:38:53 AM
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It's a shame, I bought 8 of the 1gb and they have been rock solid for me mining at 950 on air with memclock 160.

One has a fan issue that won't allow me to manually control the fan but i fixed that with some creative extra fan positioning.

Anyway, must have gotten lucky, but 2gb will suck with extra power consumption.

I bought two and they were ok.  Both had bent brackets.  Of all of the cards I have purchased, these were the only ones that were substandard.  With the higher price and higher power usage due to the ram, it is really not worth it. 

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February 08, 2012, 03:01:43 AM
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they do make a diff. Namely, the 2GB would consume more power.

That is a very good point.  Does anybody have an idea of how much more power that extra GB consumes?

188 vs 228 I believe.  The 2GB version takes an 8 pin and a 6 pin.

The price is still too high.  Hopefully no one buys them and they dump them <$150.

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February 08, 2012, 04:45:22 AM
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188 vs 228 I believe.  The 2GB version takes an 8 pin and a 6 pin.

The price is still too high.  Hopefully no one buys them and they dump them <$150.

If that's accurate, then wow.  228W is encroaching on 5970 territory, but at half the MH/s.

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February 08, 2012, 04:12:23 PM
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That's still probably one of the best bang for your buck for gaming though.

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February 08, 2012, 06:02:34 PM
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It is a great deal for a gamer. 

They had 106 in stock yesterday...100 today.


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February 08, 2012, 06:54:06 PM
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It is a great deal for a gamer. 

They had 106 in stock yesterday...100 today.

Hey.. how do you tell how many they have in stock... I can see the little percentage bar, but how does that translate into exactly how many in stock?

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February 08, 2012, 08:03:37 PM
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It is a great deal for a gamer. 

They had 106 in stock yesterday...100 today.

Hey.. how do you tell how many they have in stock... I can see the little percentage bar, but how does that translate into exactly how many in stock?

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Input a really high number of cards (like 100 or 120 or something) and keep decreasing the number until it actually shows up in your shopping cart.  If you put in 97 right now, nothing will show up in your cart.  But if you input 96, it will.  Thus they have 96 cards as of this post... at least I'm guessing that's how it works.

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February 08, 2012, 10:22:30 PM
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It is a great deal for a gamer. 

They had 106 in stock yesterday...100 today.

Hey.. how do you tell how many they have in stock... I can see the little percentage bar, but how does that translate into exactly how many in stock?

thanks,
Sigg

Input a really high number of cards (like 100 or 120 or something) and keep decreasing the number until it actually shows up in your shopping cart.  If you put in 97 right now, nothing will show up in your cart.  But if you input 96, it will.  Thus they have 96 cards as of this post... at least I'm guessing that's how it works.
nice trick if that's how it works.

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February 08, 2012, 10:35:50 PM
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188 vs 228 I believe.  The 2GB version takes an 8 pin and a 6 pin.

The price is still too high.  Hopefully no one buys them and they dump them <$150.

You cant deduct power consumption from the PCie connector.
40W TDP extra at full speed and full bandwith already seems highly doubtful to me for 1GB extra (more likely, those cards are clocked higher?), but even if that is the case, lowering the memory clock to 200 Mhz will cut that powerconsumption difference by >5x and since mining uses very little memory bandwidth the actual power consumption difference is likely even far less.

IOW, you are probably looking at just a few watts.

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February 09, 2012, 05:46:46 AM
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It is a great deal for a gamer. 

They had 106 in stock yesterday...100 today.

Hey.. how do you tell how many they have in stock... I can see the little percentage bar, but how does that translate into exactly how many in stock?

thanks,
Sigg

Input a really high number of cards (like 100 or 120 or something) and keep decreasing the number until it actually shows up in your shopping cart.  If you put in 97 right now, nothing will show up in your cart.  But if you input 96, it will.  Thus they have 96 cards as of this post... at least I'm guessing that's how it works.
nice trick if that's how it works.

Yep...that's how I tell how many are left.

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