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 1392 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 SolvedRadeon HD 5770 Crossfire vs. Radeon HD 5850 vs. Radeon HD 5870? Forum SolvedRadeon HD 5770 vs 5850 vs 5870 Forum ATI Radeon 5850, 5870, 5870X2 pricing revealed? Forum SolvedATI radeon 7730 vs 5850? Forum RADEON HD 5850 VS 5870 Forum ATI 5850/5870 VS nvidia GTX 300. Forum Core i5 750/ATI 5850 vs Core i7 860/5870 Forum Radeon 5870 vs 5850? is it worth it? Forum Solved ATI Radeon hd 5870 vs NVidia quadron nvs 450 gpu Forum SolvedATI Mobility Radeon™ HD5870 vs. nVidia GeForce GTX 285M? Forum SolvedATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 vs. Desktop Forum SolvedATI Radeon Mobility HD5870 vs Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M Forum XFX ATI Radeon HD 6870 v/s XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 Forum ATI Radeon HD 5870 v.s. ATI Radeon HD 6970M - render performance Forum Dual Radeon HD 5570 vs ATI Radeon HD5850 Forum Please Help ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 vs NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M Forum ATI Radeon HD 5870 vs. nVidia GeForce GTS 240 for Video Editing Forum Two ATI Radeon Hd 4890 vs ATI Radeon 5870 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 !