so a $300 gpu is only mid range? i have a friend that has a 5770 and can max out almost any game, and thats a $170 card.
That would depend on what rez and settings he is playing the games at.
When there are GPU like the GTX 480 HD 5870 HD 5970 GTX 295 Yes the HD 5850 is just a grate mid range card....
BTW that 300 GPU was almost 350 @ one time and as low as 260 when they first came out, So dont go by price.