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ATI Radeon 5850 and ATI Radeon 5750

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 29, 2010 2:22:40 AM

I would like to know what would be better for gaming graphics; an ATI Radeon 5850 or an ATI Radeon 5750? Could you give me some pros and cons and the axproximate prices? Thanks.

Here are my computer specs in case you need them in order to know which card will run better:

2.40GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M600
4GB DDR2 system memory
640GB hard drive
17.3" Diagonal HD+ High Definition HP LED BrightView display
LightScribe SuperMulti optical drive with Blu-Ray ROM and Double Layer support
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with 1GB dedicated memory
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Software included: Cyberlink DVD Suite and Microsoft Works
8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
Energy Star qualified
90-day limited warranty


Processor 2.40GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M600
Memory 4GB DDR2; Expandable to 8GB
Hard Drive 640GB (7200RPM) Dual HDD - 320GB x 2
CD-DVD Drive LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
Display 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen (1600 x 900)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Battery Life N/A
Network Type 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n, 56k Modem
Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96) with up to 2815MB Total Available Graphics Memory with 1024MB Dedicated
# of USB Slots 3 + 1
Ports 2 Headphone out, Microphone-in, HDMI, VGA (15-pin), eSATA shared with USB 2.0, RJ-11, RJ-45, Notebook Expansion Port 3, IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
Other Features HP Mobile Remote Control
Weight 7.69 lb.
Dimensions 1.37"/1.70"(H) x 16.2"(W) x 10.9"(D)
Warranty 90-Day Limited

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May 29, 2010 4:50:06 AM

5850 would definitely be better. If you're going to be gaming, I suggest upgrading that CPU, because it's going to be bottlenecking the 5850.


Also with laptops, its quite complicated to replace your video card without help, or any part of the laptop for that matter.
May 29, 2010 5:44:27 AM

it's hard to get at what your asking, since these are both laptops are you talking about buying one of these then personally attempting to upgrade to these cards. or is it simply an option in a customizable laptop

if it's just an option, then it's pretty simple, the 5850 will provide about double the performance over the 5750, but will of course drain your battery quicker

if your trying to personally upgrade it, then unfortunately that probably won't be an options, most gpus are integrated into motherboard, there are a few form factors for motherboards, and personally have only seen the name form then once or twice, i don't even know the name.

So most likely you'd need to just get a laptop with the option to select the gpu you want
May 29, 2010 5:55:36 AM

Also dude, what is your budget? I can find you a cheaper labtop, with better parts.
May 29, 2010 4:21:22 PM

5850 is better !
May 31, 2010 2:31:39 AM

Yes, I'm mostly into gaming. I want a card that will give me a high graphics resolution, but I don't want to replace my CPU. I don't really care about my battery life, I play with it plugged in anyways. I can pay for the installation fee if it is needed. And my card isn't integrated either. I want to know which one will also run better without overheating my cpu faster. I don't really care if the fan gets louder though.
May 31, 2010 10:13:36 PM

Well does your gpu slot have it's own cooler or is it part of the CPU cooler then you might want to get the 5750 but if your not that technically skilled you may just want to get ahold of Whoever you were planning on Installing it for you because I have to stress how hard it is to upgrade a compuet because of the un standarized motherboard
June 1, 2010 1:25:08 AM

I'm really not sure if my gpu slot has its own cooler or not. I'm pretty sure if I take it into staples they will install it for me right? Not for free but I will be willing to pay them if they will do it. I just want to know if they will beforehand.
June 1, 2010 5:32:01 AM

that would probably be best, just to go in and see if it's possible but don't get your hopes up
June 1, 2010 8:39:56 PM

Best answer selected by Nadim615.
June 1, 2010 8:57:49 PM

Just a question, how much do you think it would cost if I were to upgrade my CPU? Lets say, to 4.0 ghz of the same processor I have now? Because depending on how much it costs, I might upgrade. Also, if its more worth it to upgrade it more, tell me please. Thanks.
June 2, 2010 5:39:23 AM

there is no mobile cpu that clocks in a 4.0ghz and it wouldn't be practical as it would domish any battery and with the restricted cooler, it would most likely overheat causing damage to it or other components. currently the best mobile cpu core i7 920XM i believe which is a quad core clocked normally at 2.0ghz but turbos to 3.2

for your laptop the best cpu you can upgrade to would be i believe by looking at your socket would be a 2.6 ghz turion II ultra
June 2, 2010 9:45:44 PM

Ok are you suggesting that I get the 2.6ghz turion II Ultra or are you suggesting that I get the 17 920XM? Can you tell me this and also give me prices for both of them? Just approximately.
June 2, 2010 11:29:06 PM

Well i'm saying the best you can get with your laptop is a 2.6 turion, as your laptop has a S1 socket, and honestly i wouldn't do go for it, because even if it's like 100 bucks you have to think you're only an 8% improvement

but honestly don't know what the price would be because it's hard to even find just the cpu online
June 3, 2010 10:14:05 AM

Oh, so it's not worth it then to upgrade the CPU? But would having a better graphics card at least reduce lag in gameplay though? Cause one of the guys at EB Games I was talking to said that even if your processor doesn't quite meet the requirement, but your graphics card is really good, then you'll be okay. Is this true?
June 4, 2010 6:18:43 AM

for the most part yes, most modern games are far more dependent on your gpu strength then cpu, with the exceptions of maybe rts.
June 5, 2010 9:34:28 PM

Thanks for all the help!