Topic Title: Sold 3x HD 5870 for
Topic Summary: Sold 3x HD 5870 for $275; bought them for nearly $2k!
Created On: 12/04/2013 02:19 AM
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 12/04/2013 02:19 AM
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DanglingPointer
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I just sold 3x HD 5870 for $275; and I bought them for nearly $2k 4yrs ago!  Grrr

Such is life with graphics cards!

 

2 of which where running XFire watercooled and overclocked under Windows.  I could never get them running properly under Ubuntu.

If AMD made proper drivers and showed good XFire support for Linux then I would consider getting another R9-290X.  But looking at the scene the way it is now.  Linux is limited to single GPUs.

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1109972

 12/04/2013 11:14 AM
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gutigen
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Why not use them for mining Litecoins? AMD cards are best for that.

Each of those cards give around 400 kh/s, which depending on amount of power they take and current difficulty could net you few hundred bucks a month.

https://www.litecoinpool.org/calc

 12/04/2013 06:31 PM
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Eydee
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1. Next time buy 3 cheaper cards for $1.9k.

2. Buy a windows licence for $0.1k.

3. Profit.



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 12/04/2013 07:09 PM
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I sound like I'm on an anti-M$ crusade.  Perhaps maybe I am.  But I will never buy an OS again.  Windows 7 four years ago was the last time.

Linux is the future.  Google's Linux distro (a.k.a. Android) is already the most widely used; couple that that with SteamMachines and SteamOS then I would predict (IMO) within 5 to 10 years, you would have a new generation of Linux savvy kids to young adults.

They will determine the future of PC-OS and games machines.  The mobile market has already been decided and won by linux.

 

It is simple for me really, I'll be patient for a year and give AMD that amount of time to get their drivers and Mantle into Linux so I can use it properly.  If they fail or show half-hearted effort, then I'll be switching to the green camp at the end of next year. 

I will not be alone with such ideas.

 

The linux boat is sailing in the mobile market already with ARM chips, Intel chips and Nvidia chips; and the game market in the mobile industry is booming!  AMD need to ramp up their gears with their software or they will be left behind.

 12/05/2013 02:25 AM
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You are right, but gaming still happens on windows and consoles, and we are on a gaming forum right now.



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 12/06/2013 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by: Eydee You are right, but gaming still happens on windows and consoles, and we are on a gaming forum right now.

 

 

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