ASUS 9600gt vs 5850 Tags: Graphics Cards Asus Gaming Graphics Last response: January 26, 2010 2:50 PM in Graphics & Displays Share centuryman November 6, 2009 11:33:08 PM How much of an increase in gaming will i notice with the 5850? Bare in mind i mainly play company of heroes @ 1080p max dx9 at 60 fps. Is the 9600gt OC to 800/2000/960 enough to power most games at max settings today? or is the 5850 a worthy upgrade? Thanks More about : asus 9600gt 5850 Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card November 6, 2009 11:41:36 PM You will notice a big improvement. Here is a graphics card hierarchy chart: 9600GT < 8800GT/9800GT ~ 4830 < 4850 ~ 5750 ~ 9800GTX/GTS250 < 4870 ~ 5770 ~ GTX260 < 4890 ~ GTX275 < GTX285 < 5850 A 5850 is about 5 tiers above a 9600GT. If you're going for that card, just make sure you have a cpu that won't be bottlenecked. An OCed 9600GT can handle most newer games at medium-high resolutions. centuryman November 6, 2009 11:46:40 PM I have a E5200 @3.4ghz is that enough or do i need a i5/i7? Related resources BFG GeForce 9600GT OCX vs. Asus EN9800GTX - Forum Asus HD 5850 1gb vs Sapphire 5870 2gb..which? - Forum Asus EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 vs EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5.??? - Forum XFX 5850 ($264) vs. Asus 5850 ($299) - Forum Asus 5850 vs other brand - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a b U Graphics card a b Ĉ ASUS a b 4 Gaming November 6, 2009 11:50:12 PM Something along these lines (CPU:Core i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz): WR2 a b U Graphics card a b Ĉ ASUS a b 4 Gaming November 6, 2009 11:51:01 PM centuryman said:I have a E5200 @3.4ghz is that enough or do i need a i5/i7?It's actually a good CPU. You won't get the same numbers of course but the relative improvements should be close. centuryman November 6, 2009 11:54:43 PM So roughly 300% faster? seems like a worth while upgrade then. Thanks for the data WR2! couldn't be more helpful WR2 a b U Graphics card a b Ĉ ASUS a b 4 Gaming November 6, 2009 11:57:19 PM Your mileage will vary - but considering you can take the 5850 into your next system and that you might want to play other games - yeah the 5850 will be nice. If its JUST for Company of Hero's you can save some $$ and not have to aggravate yourself trying to find a 5850 while they're in short supply like they are now. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card November 6, 2009 11:59:30 PM Hmmm, you will hit a bottleneck with an E5200. I personally have a E5300 overclocked, and paired it with a 4830. I wouldn't go over a 4870 with my CPU though. You can buy the 5850, but I also suggest you upgrade your CPU, preferably to a quad. (you can get a good quad cheap at Microcenter for $130, or get them used off ebay) If you don't have the money to do both, then I suggest you get a $160 5770 instead, and then use the rest of your money for a cpu. (sell your E5200 on ebay or amazon, of course) centuryman November 7, 2009 12:04:31 AM I live in New Zealand and there are quite a lot of 5800's here surprisingly but thanks. Ive been reading that it is a waste of money to buy a core 2 quad with the i5s out. In New Zealand i would be looking at $316 for a Q8300 or $230 USD. where the i5 is $360. Also are these prices way higher than in the USA because if so i may buy one there and ship it over. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card November 7, 2009 5:16:32 AM i5s are $200USD here. rescawen November 7, 2009 5:23:06 AM 60hz screens cant display more than 60 fps, dont upgrade. centuryman November 7, 2009 8:33:32 AM 200! wow, does anyone know of any sites that have good prices (USD wise) and ship to New Zealand? the_one111 November 7, 2009 11:03:46 AM rescawen said:60hz screens cant display more than 60 fps, dont upgrade. That was totally unhelpful. And totally unrelated.. and totally WRONG (at least the last part). Anonymous January 26, 2010 2:50:09 PM Hmm kind of in the same situation here. I got a Palit 9600gt 512mb. Thinking about the 5770 ~200$ or 5850 ~300$. My specs: Intel E8400 Core2Duo 3ghz OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz 2GBx2 Dual Channel Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Benq FP241VW - 24" - Model Q24WS ASUS P5K SE/EPU Socket 775 Intel P35 Palit nvidia 9600gt 512mb Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10000RPM 1st priority I would like to max out l4d2 as much as possible on 1920x1200 since i game on a 24" Then play bioshock 2 and aliens vs predator at that res What would you do with these specs? Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved9600GT 512mb vs 9500GT 1gb Forum Asus rampage 2 extreme vs asus p6t deluxe v2 (5850 vs 5870) Forum Hd5850-noise: XFX vs. Asus Forum Radeon 5850 - XFX vs Sapphire vs ASUS Forum SolvedHD 7770 vs 5850 Forum SolvedHD 2600Pro vs 9600GT and E3300 vs E5200 Forum SolvedAsus P5Q-SE2 GeForce 9600gt 5.1 Surround through HDMI Forum SolvedA8 vs athlon 64 x2 500 & 9600gt Forum SolvedAsus DDR2 board and DDR3 9600gt Forum SolvedATI radeon 7730 vs 5850? Forum SolvedGT240 GDDR5 vs 9600GT DDR3 Green Editon which is FASTER? Forum Solved9600GT vs 8800GT Forum Solved8800gt vs 9600gt Forum SolvedGalaxy 9600gt Low pro vs. Sapphire HD 4650 Low pro Forum SolvedAsus HD 5850 power consumption question? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !