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 1263 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 : ForumATI Radeon 5850 vs 5870 ForumAti Radeon HD 5870 vs 5850 ???? ForumATI : HD5970 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5850 (2x) ForumAdvice, please? (GTX460 / 470 / ATI 5850 / 5870 ) ForumDual Radeon HD 5570 vs ATI Radeon HD 5850 ForumSapphire Radeon HD 5870 + HD 5850 ForumNikon d3000 slr, GTX295, Ati 5870 , GTX285, or 5850 ?!? ForumGTX 470 vs GTX 480 vs 5870 vs 5850 Forum5850vsgtx470vs5870 Forum5850 vs . 5870 for Photoshop and possible video production Forum6850 vs 5850 vs 5870 ForumATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870 vs Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M Forum5850 vs 5870 ForumATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 & HD 5850 X2 Images Surface ForumATI HD Radeon 5850 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 ForumATI Radeon HD 5850 with a Corsair HX450w PSU ForumGtx 660 [non-ti] or Radeon HD 7850 ForumWhat kind of REALTEK sound chip comes in the HD 5870? ForumBig noob here wants to know what brand ATI 5770 I should buy ForumAti 1950pro dead or not enough power? 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 !