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5850 toxic vs 5870

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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2010 7:55:20 PM

HIS 5870 for 379 or Sapphire 5850 toxic for 349? What do you say guys?

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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2010 8:54:19 PM

5870

wish I could get one that cheap in the UK !

Cheapest I have found anywhere in the UK is for $411 and none in stock...
and the next cheapest is $439 But... "Usually ships withing 1 - 3 months" WTF LMAO
both from amazon.co.uk

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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 24, 2010 9:04:24 PM
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Yeah, out of those definitely the HD5870. But why would spend $350 on an HD5850 though when you can get one for $50 less?
A $300 HD5850 and OCing would be my advice.
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Anonymous
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February 24, 2010 10:00:30 PM

i can't tell you how the countless times i've read that article ^^. The toxic runs impressively cool. I sure wonder what the best oc u can gett out of the card. Regardless the 5870 for 379 has won over.
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February 24, 2010 10:01:01 PM

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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 25, 2010 1:00:19 AM

The OC in that article isn't that great for an HD5850. The cooler is nice but definitely not $50 worth of nice imo.
March 18, 2010 8:47:42 AM

I have ask my self the same question, and I think if your not into OCing then the Toxic is great you just stick it in. But if your into OCing then from what I have gathered you can only up it like 10ghz. Its not like an asus or something where they have a tool for doing it. Yeah running cool is cool, but I would get the 5870 even the cheapest one, and OC your self and do your own cooling, which is what I am into I like being able to adjust myself and setup myself even with the cooling.
Your not going to be saving that much money even in a CFX2,3,4. You could get 2 5870's that would romp just as good as 3x 5850.
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