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Old 06-04-2010, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between these 2 graphics cards? other than the manufacturer...


Newegg.com - ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900298 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

i dont understand why there is such a huge price difference...
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It says right on its title.... the ASUS supports 6 (six) outputs..... the VisionTek is 3, the standard for a ati eyefinity card.
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And the top card has 2GB of VRAM and the other has 1GB (also in the title).
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The Top card is a PCI Express 2.1 x16 while the bottom card is a lowly PCI Express 2.0 x16 (also in the title) HeHeHe
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ASUS = 3 year warranty

VisionTek = Lifetime limited warranty
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mer :/ i am ashamed haha... i just didnt understand why there was a $150 difference
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Read, and you shall learn.
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Main reason is the 6 eyefinity vs 3. $150 more+ monitor with display port or display port to dvi adapter.
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It's worth stating that the 2GB vRAM doesn't provide a benefit to the 5870 unless you are running multiple monitors.
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