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Worth upgrading to a 5850?

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July 9, 2010 6:57:54 PM

I have 2 9800gt and I was going to get a big upgrade to 5970 with new mobo and processer. But I'm waiting till the next wave of games comes out to see my best options. I decided to sell my 9800s and get a 5850. I would like to know however what brand to choose(msi xfx ect.). Will it fit on my mobo ( the stock that came with my dell 630i)? Is it worth the extra 100 bucks in performance after I sell the others? And I saw a couple that have locked voltage cores (WTF!!) so if anyone could point out an unlocked one for 300 or less that would make my day . Thx -kamikazi

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July 9, 2010 9:14:36 PM

Going from 2 9800GTs to a single 5850,will give you a boost but its not huge,a 5970 would have given you a much better performance boost.
As for brands,Sapphire,HIS,XFX,ASUS... are all good
And yes,a 5850 will work fine on your motherboard.
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July 9, 2010 10:20:00 PM

i have a xfx 5850 and its pretty good...i get 80fps in streetfighter 4 everything max out 1080p...xfx good warranty and services
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July 10, 2010 2:03:11 AM

Maziar said:
Going from 2 9800GTs to a single 5850,will give you a boost but its not huge,a 5970 would have given you a much better performance boost.
As for brands,Sapphire,HIS,XFX,ASUS... are all good
And yes,a 5850 will work fine on your motherboard.

I know it's not guna be huge it's just rlly to hold me over till I do a complete overhaul. as long as it's a pretty decent performance boost. Would it be more than I could oc my 9800 gt sli? Also some 5850 have there voltage core locked can you point me to one that isn't as long as it's under 300 even if it's after rebates. Thx
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July 12, 2010 12:58:08 AM

yea but benchmarks show that ocin your 5850 to the max(without damage and is still stable) actually beats out the 5870. anyway thanks a bunch for the replies fellas. all the best - kamikazi
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July 12, 2010 12:58:33 AM

Best answer selected by kamikazi5983.
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