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Sapphire 4850 or 5670

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  • World Of Warcraft
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February 22, 2010 5:12:27 PM

Hey everyone,

I have been debating whether or not to go with a Sapphire 4850


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



or a sapphire 5670.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the 4850 is 256 bit with 800 steam processing units but only 512 mb memory, while the 5670 is 128 bit, 400 steam processing units, but its 1gb memory.

i mainly play WoW but i also play CoDMW2 as well. please give me your thoughts on this.

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February 22, 2010 5:35:53 PM

Well obviously the 4850 is the better card. That extra 512mb of memory isnt going to negate the fact that the 5670 has half the stream processors.
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February 22, 2010 6:01:43 PM

The 4850 is a clearly faster GPU, however, for the Games you are playing, you don't need that much more power. You would be just fine with the 5670, and its got the DX11/Eyefiniti/HDMI Audio bitstreaming stuff going on. So really, it depends on if you want higher frames (4850) or DX11 eyefiniti option (5670). I'd probably get the 4850 for me, but I tend to play some more graphically challenging games.
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February 22, 2010 11:12:40 PM

What is the eyefiniti option?
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February 23, 2010 12:27:57 AM

Eyefinity allows you to use 3 monitors at once. If you want to game on 3 monitors though you would want a much more powerful card.
If your PSU is capable get the HD4850. It's simply a lot better(30+%)
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February 23, 2010 3:18:14 AM

Ok thanks, im gonna get the 4850, i dont need three monitors, and it should run WoW on high with my 4 GB ram and good cpu. thanks for your help

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February 23, 2010 10:07:37 AM

Neither.

Get HD5750 which is equal to HD4850+DX11
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