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Ati 5850 vs CF or Sli

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October 14, 2009 5:15:55 AM

:hello:  :p 

I got 4770 CF.

I am considering to them out on ebay and get a 5850.

How much performance increase should I expect.
Any body tried changing from SLI/CF to this single 5850.

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October 14, 2009 5:28:20 AM

Without going back to look at the charts, IIRC the 5850 consistently lost to the 4870x2 by a small margin. Meaning you could probably expect a 10-20% or so performance increase.

It doesn't make a lot of sense though, are there any games you're not able to play at satisfactory settings? 4770 CF is pretty damn powerful.

Considering how powerful your rig is now, I would seriously wait for the GT300s to be released.
October 14, 2009 6:23:19 AM

Yes I am able to play all games with the 4770 CF.
Its just that I want 1 card instead of 2 hummig inside my rig.


GT300 is 3 months far in supply and the price will be out of my reach so Its out of question.
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October 14, 2009 7:05:26 AM

Don't buy a card just to buy a card. The price on the 5850 will decrease once the gt300 comes out, so as long as you can run all of your games now (as you said you can) just wait.
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October 14, 2009 3:11:59 PM

Get the 5850 now, the price will not go down anytime soon, especially if Fermi is going to be priced higher (and it will be priced higher). This is not rocket science people, Nvidia has ALWAYS overpriced their video cards. This time, they will lose because ATI came out with a legit series this time and Nvidia is late late late...
October 14, 2009 4:06:26 PM

If it's a noise issue, you could look into adding 5v/changing into 5v intake fans into your case. That way you can turn down the gfx card fan speeds to a more reasonable level while maintaining temps. If theres a positive pressure in your case, the hot air will be blown out the holes in the end of the card. The more positive pressure, the more goes out the back, obviously.

I know CF setups are far more prone to having problems than single GPUs, but you're saying theres no issues. I take it you're wanting a peace of mind of sorts? If thats the case, then go for it.

Of course, theres the whole having the newest tech, and everyone wants that lol.. If thats what this is about, and you can afford the price difference between selling and buying, then go for it.

If none of the above 3 applies to you, then I'm genuinely confused here.
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