Hoppin forums, glad I found this place! Hey you lot could you please advise me on something? Im about to buy a graphics card and Ive settled on the HD5850, it seems to give the best value for money.
My current setup has a HD4870 and Im running dual monitors - two Philips 1680 X 1050 widescreen LCDs
The HD5850 wont have a problem with those.
However - in the future when Ive saved some money I wanna get 3 X 24" displays each at 1920x1080 which I want to run in Eyefinity. So the HD5850 will have to deal with a 1080 X 5760 display. Will it cope with this? The main game I play is Microsoft FSX Acceleration. Apart from that I usually play stuff like Modern Warfare 2, Just Cause 2, Fallout 3 etc.
I did look at HD5870 but its too expensive. My idea was to hang tight with a new HD5850 and when prices fall for the 5870 Ill sell the 5850 and get that one. Im just getting the 5850 now cuz I want Eyefinity so bad!
What do you lot think? Thanks for your help guys
Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz
700W Corsair PSU
MSI X58 Platinum MS-7522 mobo
Two 1680 X 1080 LCD widescreens
Thanks for the reply wa1 Good tip on getting the 2GB version, will scoot around looking for a decent deal on those. I was hopin prices would come down a little more since nVidia released their new GPUs but the dent isnt that great.
EDIT: Ok now Im in an interesting situation - the 2GB HD5850 seems to cost as much as a standard 5870! Ok I gots some thinking to do here!!! Lol!