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July 27, 2010 12:51:57 PM

So I recently bought this 5850 on newegg for $249.99 cause it had a -$40 code and I jumped on it right away: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But now they have a promo that would make this GTX 470 $269.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I guess my question is: At that price would the 470 that much better than the 5850 that it would be worth it to go through the process of returning the 5850 to get the 470?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:04:45 PM

I still choose HD 5850... :) 
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July 27, 2010 1:14:45 PM

Haha yeah, that's what I'd figured but just wanted a second opinion. But now I have another question lol. My mobo is CF compatible but it's only x16/x4. I know a lot of people don't recommend CF'ing with that but I was reading this article and it makes me think it's not as bad as people make it sound: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Expr...

The article is a little old but still interesting, as it makes me consider getting another 5850 in the future to CF with. Would CF be worth it at 16/4? Especially if I wanted to do some eyefinity?
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July 27, 2010 1:28:38 PM

get a gtx 470 physx cuda better tessalation and dx 11 performance
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:32:12 PM

x16/x4 is a bad CF setup.
You're still okay if the setup is x8/x8.

avoid that x4 speed... :) 
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July 27, 2010 1:32:26 PM

IROC_69 said:
get a gtx 470 physx cuda better tessalation and dx 11 performance


Lol PhysX is worthless, I have no use for CUDA, and the better tessalation is the only thing that is slightly appealing to me. Of course for me I'm not sure if that would warrant the higher heat/power draw.
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July 27, 2010 1:35:08 PM

wa1 said:
x16/x4 is a bad CF setup.
You're still okay if the setup is x8/x8.

avoid that x4 speed... :) 


Yeah... when I got all my parts I was pretty sure I was only gonna stick to a single GPU setup but now I wish I would've gotten something better for CF. :( 

I could maybe sell my mobo for a different one when I finally do want to CF though.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:37:19 PM

fharper said:
At that price would the 470 that much better than the 5850 that it would be worth it to go through the process of returning the 5850 to get the 470?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:37:24 PM

The nvidia cards will get benefit if you work on program like Adobe CS or that tessellation thing...
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:40:27 PM

$20 differences for 4% performance increase... :) 
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July 27, 2010 1:45:45 PM

wa1 said:
$20 differences for 4% performance increase... :) 


I don't know if that's supposed to really be a good thing or sarcasm. It's pretty strictly gaming/general use so no programs that benefit from CUDA for me. The thing is, I'm not sure if $20 and the shipping process would make it worth it.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 27, 2010 1:58:18 PM

I mean, you spend $20 more for just 4% performance increase if you move from HD5850 to GTX470, not include shipping process...
That would wasting your money...
So i guess you'll better with your current HD5850...
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July 27, 2010 2:00:07 PM

wa1 said:
I mean, you spend $20 more for just 4% performance increase if you move from HD5850 to GTX470, not include shipping process...
That would wasting your money...
So i guess you'll better with your current HD5850...


Haha all right, sorry misunderstood you. Thanks for the help guys!
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July 27, 2010 2:00:32 PM

Best answer selected by fharper.
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July 27, 2010 2:01:06 PM

forget about cuda physx tesselation gtx 470 has more raw power
cranks more frames then 5850
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