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Gtx460 1gb vs hd5850 crossfire

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July 23, 2010 7:34:54 PM

hi im wanting to know what i should go for, a gtx 460 1gb or a 5850, in about a year or two i will be adding another card, so i will run it in crossfire or sli , which card should i go for?
July 23, 2010 7:39:10 PM

dam i didnt put sli in the title
a c 153 U Graphics card
July 23, 2010 7:51:16 PM

Well the 5850 performes better then the 460, I think it comes down to price, resolution, and what your computer specs are, may we have them? The 460 is a lot more cost effective.
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July 23, 2010 7:53:51 PM

5850s are more powerful, but the 460 seems to really give it a run for it's money in some benchmarks. I think, bang for your buck, going with SLI GTX460s 1GB will be better if you're not gaming over 1920x1080 just because the performance is quite close and you'd be saving roughly $140.

But yeah the CF5850s will technically be performing a bit better under the majority of cases. As for OCing, they both have good OC potential probably rather equal.
a c 153 U Graphics card
July 23, 2010 7:58:02 PM

wolfram23 said:
5850s are more powerful, but the 460 seems to really give it a run for it's money in some benchmarks. I think, bang for your buck, going with SLI GTX460s 1GB will be better if you're not gaming over 1920x1080 just because the performance is quite close and you'd be saving roughly $140.

But yeah the CF5850s will technically be performing a bit better under the majority of cases. As for OCing, they both have good OC potential probably rather equal.


+1, exactly what I was trying to say but you said it better.
July 23, 2010 7:58:12 PM

In two years if you could buy a new single card for the price of a 460 or 5850, it would be faster than the dual card setup.

With that being said if you were talking about what is better right now a 5850 crossfire setup is better.


P.S: On a personal note, i don't trust ATI's driver team to keep turing out drivers that will keep that crossfire setup up to the same snuff as Nvidia's team is when it comes to incorperating gains in their drivers with older product lines.
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