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CF 5850 OR 5970

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December 25, 2009 6:23:02 AM

i7 920 2.67ghz
asus rampage gene II motherboard
no overclocking done yet 4 gb ddr3 1333 rams


need to make a choice on the graphc card CF 5850 or 5970.
plz tell me which is worth the performance and money

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December 25, 2009 6:46:00 AM

is that mobo x58 i forgot and if it is u should use 2gb 2gb 2gb ram for it and I'd go with just a 5870 which destroys everything at 1920x1200, but if u have a 30 inch 2560x1600 get the 5850 CF.
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December 25, 2009 6:59:15 AM

HD 5970 performs like 2 HD 5850's in CF but requires one PCI-E Slot,i would go for 1
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December 25, 2009 7:01:31 AM

most importantly , what resolution ure gaming at and which model is your psu ? which games do you play ?
December 25, 2009 7:20:24 AM

i play each and every game that releases for examples
Dragon Age origns saboteur
GTA 4
COD MW 2
The Witcher
Cryisis

i have a 23inch HD Acer monitor
December 25, 2009 7:21:20 AM

due to my graphic card being crap ATM the resoluion i play is on the lowest
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December 25, 2009 8:27:22 AM

Difficult question. One is $299 and the other is $649. On a 22" monitor you won't notice the difference.

Ask your wallet. It knows best for the these type of qustions.
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2009 10:15:58 AM

Difficult question. One is $299 and the other is $649. On a 22" monitor you won't notice the difference. said:
Difficult question. One is $299 and the other is $649. On a 22" monitor you won't notice the difference.


@ 1080p he will. at least on that one peculiar game in his list.
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December 25, 2009 10:22:28 AM

Yes and for 1080p i think even a single HD 5850 is enough,it can handle games.
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December 25, 2009 12:22:46 PM

I run only one XFX 5850 right now at 1920 x 1080 resolution and it kills everything. All max settings even AA turned on.
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December 25, 2009 1:38:51 PM

i would recommend a single 5870 , and overclock it a bit .

it would be enough for everything with AA excluding crysis for which you can :-

1.for action gameplay , like completing mission and finishing the game , use slightly reduced settings (gamer , not enthusiast) . (action = high fps) , or u can use dx9 mode and all max settings .

2.for exploring , interacting and experimenting in general , just roaming about , u can use max settings in dx10 .

of course u knew about the settings , this is just a strategy , as u wont notice subtle graphic differences in fast action , and gamer quality is good enough for that .

with cards like 5800 coming out , no need for CF in 1080p . cf cards are harder to sell as u have 2 of em , profile and scaling issues etc .

and cryengine 3/crysis 2 is coming out next year hopefully .. it would run much smoother , use dx11 even on single card setups .
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December 25, 2009 1:41:52 PM

5970/5850CF/5870CF are for 25x16 .
December 25, 2009 1:48:48 PM

money is not an issue

should i get single 5850
or single 5870

Q3 of 2010 will launch high end games
i just dont know weather that 1 card will be enough or no
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December 25, 2009 2:32:47 PM

If money is a no issue go with HD5870
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December 25, 2009 3:05:59 PM

+1^
For 1920x1200 either HD 5850/5870 would be very good,and if the money isn't an issue as other's said go for 5870
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December 25, 2009 3:17:47 PM

if the money isn't an issue as other's said go for two 5970s and sli them!
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December 25, 2009 4:00:49 PM

5870 then :) 
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December 25, 2009 4:09:29 PM

If money isnt an issue buy yourself a nice 2560x1600 res monitor and a 5970 :D 


Make sure your PSU is up to the job!
December 26, 2009 7:18:15 AM

thanks alot already ordered 5870
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December 26, 2009 7:23:52 AM

Nice,hope you'll enjoy it :) 
March 4, 2010 8:28:03 PM

should have went for 4 5870's if money isnt a problem. just my .02
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March 4, 2010 10:10:43 PM

+1 5870 and another later when needed.

Great choice.
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