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August 4, 2010 12:07:48 AM

hi guys, I'm about to buy myself a new gaming PC and I was wondering if it was worth spending an extra $90 to get the HD5850 instead of the gtx460 (both the 1gb version). I'm going to be using a 23" monitor (1920x1080).

hope you guys can help me out on this one :) 
If additionnal info needed, just tell me
August 4, 2010 12:40:27 AM

Appleater22 said:
hi guys, I'm about to buy myself a new gaming PC and I was wondering if it was worth spending an extra $90 to get the HD5850 instead of the gtx460 (both the 1gb version). I'm going to be using a 23" monitor (1920x1080).

hope you guys can help me out on this one :) 
If additionnal info needed, just tell me


460 with OC could pass 5870 performance. 1920 x1080 isn't that high resolution.
August 4, 2010 1:28:22 AM

won't OC reduce the card's lifetime?
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August 4, 2010 1:30:44 AM

yanje03 said:
460 with OC could pass 5870 performance. 1920 x1080 isn't that high resolution.

A 5850 yes but a 5870? Now you're pushing it.





August 4, 2010 1:35:24 AM

to be honest, I'm almost 100% positive that I'll be running the GPU* stock so is it worth paying the 90$ for the 10 fps or so? :S
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August 4, 2010 1:35:49 AM

yanje03 said:
460 with OC could pass 5870 performance. 1920 x1080 isn't that high resolution.


Could OC a HD 5850 or 5870 also :) 

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August 4, 2010 1:39:27 AM

Appleater22 said:
to be honest, I'm almost 100% positive that I'll be running the GPU* stock so is it worth paying the 90$ for the 10 fps or so? :S

It's your money mate, only you can decide that.
August 4, 2010 1:40:07 AM

If there's one thing i've learned, don't rely on OverClocking if you've never done it before. I've had a hell of a time trying to overclock my XFX Radeon 5850 (I didn't expect to overclock it, but if i had been relying on my learning to overclock, i would have been very very disappointed)

I had to decide between the 470 and the 5850 (It was like a week before the 460 came out lol) and i sat down and put together a list of pros and cons. You have to think, what games would I be playing at what resolution? Things like that.

And really, paying 90 bucks for 10FPS is pointless, I was stuck in the same position choosing between the 470 (The 470 is the same price, i know, but it was a different ordeal). Like MouseMonkey said, we can't make the decision for ya. (But I absolutely love my 5850.)
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August 4, 2010 1:42:00 AM

Appleater22 said:
to be honest, I'm almost 100% positive that I'll be running the GPU* stock so is it worth paying the 90$ for the 10 fps or so? :S


IMO 90 bucks for 10 fps is not worth it, but if the other card is only getting 20 fps in the game then 10 fps is worth it.

really what you want is a GPU that wont dip under 30 FPS in the most demanding part of a game with all the eye candy blowing *** up going on in it.
August 4, 2010 3:23:07 AM

Niklas_13 said:
Could OC a HD 5850 or 5870 also :) 


GTX 460 has more OC capability than ATI 5850. some cheap ATI 5850 (~$300) have 0% ability to OC. I thought everyone know it. when you saw the benchmark with xxx 460 OC. the real clock is only 7xxMHz. for example. Gigabyte 460OC only mean it run at 715MHz.. You can OC most 460 card to 800MHz, someone did 900+ for MSI 460. Not like memory, GPU Performance increase is almost linear when you OC it.
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August 4, 2010 6:00:39 AM

Considering what you are paying for the 5850, I would not recommend it against a GTX 460 1gb since it can handle most games at 1920x1200 resolution.Even if you want more performance in the future, then you can always overclock or add another card in SLI.
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