but the 5850 is still the best bang for the buck yes?
Do you want a yes or no answer ?
Then NO. or maybe yes http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/04/geforce_gtx_460_1gb_sli_vs_radeon_hd_5850_cfx
All of our performance testing showed the two Galaxy video cards to perform faster than HD 5850 CrossFireX. The Galaxy GT X 460 1GB SLI simply lays the smack down on HD 5850 CrossFireX. When you look at the utter performance dominance, and the fact that you can get the GTX 460 for a lot less cash, the real value is GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI. Just think, the GTX 460 1GB SLI configuration has proven to be a better performing solution compared to single card GTX 470, GTX 480, HD 5850, HD 5870, and 5850 CFX (Yes, we are testing 5870 CFX now.). GTX 460 1GB SLI has proven to be a better value than single card GTX 480, single card HD 5870 at an expense of about $40, and surely a better value than HD 5850 CFX.