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Sapphire toxic 5850 2GB or sapphire vapor-x 1GB

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July 25, 2010 7:06:30 PM

Hello,

Which of the following 2 graphics card is the best solution for my pc?
The sapphire toxic 5850 2GB or sapphire vapor-x 1GB?
I'm using my pc for gaming on 1 monitor or working with 2 monitor at a HD-resolution.

PC: Windows 7 64bit, rampage extreme III motherboard, intel core i930.

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July 25, 2010 7:09:01 PM

1GB of VRAM is more than enough for HD resolutions, the extra 1GB on the Toxic card just wouldn't be used.

Save yourself some money and get the 1GB model.
July 25, 2010 7:20:03 PM

A little detail I forgot.
It's a vapor-x 5870
So the sapphire toxic 5850 2GB or sapphire vapor-x 5870 1GB?
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July 25, 2010 7:26:20 PM

Well the Toxic has a slightly better Overclock meaning its slightly faster ( but not by much at all)

They both seem to have the same cooler.
July 25, 2010 7:40:17 PM

Specification HD5850 TOXIC 2GB
GPU 765 MHz Core Clock
40 nm Process Technology
1440 x Stream Processors
Memory 2048 MB Size
256 -bit GDDR5
4500 MHz Effective


Specification: VAPOR-X 5870 1GB
GPU 875 MHz Core Clock
40 nm Process Technology
1600 x Stream Processors
Memory 1024 MB Size
256 -bit GDDR5
5000 MHz Effective

If I compare them the toxic has 1GB more memory but is a little bit slower and the vapor-x has a little bit more speed and stream processors.

So should I go for the speed or the extra GB memory?
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July 25, 2010 7:46:13 PM

oh sorry My bad I thought you were comparing two different 5850's

Yeah it you can afford the 5870 then go for it, its about 15-20% faster than the HD5850.
July 25, 2010 7:50:32 PM


First of all, thx for the fast responses.

So It's better to have a faster graphics card than having that extra GB on memory?
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July 25, 2010 8:05:42 PM

In your case, Yes it is better to have a faster graphics card, rather than extra video memory.

I would only recommend a card with 2GB of VRAM to someone that was using a 2560 x 1600 resolution monitor and played games with the AA and AF to the max, or someone using Eyefinity technology.
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