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May 3, 2010 8:52:59 AM

I'm planning to buy an Ati Radeon HD 5850.
My main usage will be for Games like GTA IV, Crysis warhead etc, also to play Blu-ray discs.
Is it good enough, with an i5 750, and a P55?

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a c 169 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 9:18:36 AM

Yes it will be fine,what resolution do you play at ?
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May 3, 2010 10:42:06 AM

^+1, just don't expect it to play Crysis on Very High & 4xAA. As for GTA IV, it should work fine.
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May 10, 2010 9:10:15 AM

which [su would you recommend? and what power rating.. 650W?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 9:17:51 AM

A 500+ would do fine,take a look at Corsair HX 520 or 620,both are good
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May 10, 2010 9:22:08 AM

Lmeow said:
^+1, just don't expect it to play Crysis on Very High & 4xAA. As for GTA IV, it should work fine.

Well that really depends on the resolution,a 5850 can handle Crysis on very high on resolutions like 1680x1050 with 4xAA,as for higher resolutions the settings have to be lowered(+0xAA) in order to get smooth frames
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May 10, 2010 10:06:45 AM

Maziar said:
Well that really depends on the resolution,a 5850 can handle Crysis on very high on resolutions like 1680x1050 with 4xAA,as for higher resolutions the settings have to be lowered(+0xAA) in order to get smooth frames


I don't think it would be playable with 4x AA at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Maybe 2x, but the HD 5970 can only do around 45 FPS on average with Very High settings to 2x AA on a 1920 x 1200 monitor, and 1920 x 1200 isn't that much bigger.

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May 10, 2010 10:59:13 AM

Yes AA reduces FPS but many users find 20-25 FPS playable with Crysis.
One of my friend plays Crysis(Warhead) with a 5850/1680x1050 res,I'll ask him about the AA performance
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 11:22:23 AM

A 5850 is plenty for GTA IV, You can never have too much GPU horsepower for Crysis.
I get 41FPS Avg and 31FPS min with Crysis on VH DX10 1920 x 1080, thats with a 5850 overclock to 1000/1200. At stock its more like 22FPS Min and 30ish FPS avg.

Its a really good bang for buck card.
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May 20, 2010 6:14:40 AM

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