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Upgrading HD 4850

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 7:26:28 PM


I'm looking for a replacement for my old card.
It's for gaming mostly and I like to crank up the detail everywhere so the one I have just doesn't do well enough for me with the resolution I use.

I don't have much experience with Nvidia cards and I've thought about the HD 5850. Never had a crossfire setup so far but it's not out of the question, as long as I can keep the cost somewhere around 300-400. Must has excellent performance :p 

I am running:
Antec 900
Asus P6T
Sapphire HD 4850 1GB
Corsair HX620W
i7 920 @ 3.36GHz
Asus VK266H 25.5" @ 1920x1200

Should I maybe also have a better PSU?

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 8:30:00 PM

Your PSU is fine. It can run a 5850 or a 5870 without much trouble.
a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 8:53:22 PM

Crossfire is pushing it for 2x5850, but possible. How many amps do you have on the 12v rails?

Crossfire with 2x5870s on a 620watt PSU is not possible.