ATI Radeon 5850 vs 5870 Tags: Graphics Cards Radeon ATI Graphics Last response: May 5, 2010 12:52 PM in Graphics & Displays Share TomTomz May 5, 2010 12:03:21 PM I'm building a new system, and I don't know which one to get. The 5870 is pricey, but has great performance. The 5850 is ~$100 cheaper, but it has about 20 less fps on all games. Which one should I get for a 21.5 inch, 2ms, 1920x1080 monitor. More about : ati radeon 5850 5870 Niklas_13 a b U Graphics card May 5, 2010 12:24:54 PM The HD 5850 will play games at that rez well, like you said you will get 20 to 30 % more performance out of a HD 5870. Its really your call, i have a HD 5850 and i am very pleased with my FPS in games. Even crysis i can do min 30 fps on very high no AA IMO the HD 5850 will still be a good card in 2 years, you might have to start turning down the setting then. or buy a new GPU. Everyone's different tho, i sell my PC every 3 years and upgrade the whole rig. rolli59 a c 1319 U Graphics card May 5, 2010 12:52:50 PM I would take the HD5850, it is good at that resolution, and save the $100. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ATI Radeon 5850 vs 5870 Forum Ati Radeon HD 5870 vs 5850 ???? Forum ATI : HD5970 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5850 (2x) Forum Advice, please? (GTX460 / 470 / ATI 5850 / 5870 ) Forum Dual Radeon HD 5570 vs ATI Radeon HD 5850 Forum Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 + HD 5850 Forum Nikon d3000 slr, GTX295, Ati 5870 , GTX285, or 5850 ?!? Forum GTX 470 vs GTX 480 vs 5870 vs 5850 Forum 5850vsgtx470vs5870 Forum 5850 vs . 5870 for Photoshop and possible video production Forum 6850 vs 5850 vs 5870 Forum ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870 vs Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M Forum 5850 vs 5870 Forum ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 & HD 5850 X2 Images Surface Forum ATI HD Radeon 5850 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Forum ATI Radeon HD 5850 with a Corsair HX450w PSU Forum Gtx 660 [non-ti] or Radeon HD 7850 Forum What kind of REALTEK sound chip comes in the HD 5870? Forum Big noob here wants to know what brand ATI 5770 I should buy Forum Ati 1950pro dead or not enough power? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !