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5850 out of Augusts GPU roundup!?! NO WAY!

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August 11, 2010 3:48:52 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad...

I don't think the mere presene of a GTX470 is justifiable enough to remove the 5850 from this list. This card has been on this list for more than 8 months, possibly even 10 months straight!

Not only that but this card could be considered a legend much like the recent g80 and eventually g92 Nvidia chip first seen with the 8800GTX. The 5850 will be popular and probably rehashed in the near future since this is such a great preformer for the price.

It should have at least been the runner up or a second honorable mention in the $300 category. What do you think?
a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 3:55:40 AM

The GTX 470 is at amazing price-point though, the ASUS one for $290 is great considering the cheapest 5850 you can find is $280.

Ironically how the HD5830 is mentioned though, so much for the "magical" GTX460s.
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 3:30:02 PM

Though the GTX 470 is much better in terms of performance, I believe that it deserved a honorable mention.
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 4:37:38 PM

With maturing drivers that get it very close (or better at times) to an HD 5870 and recent price drops (Tigerdirect has a Galaxy for @239.99 after instant and mail in rebates) it deserves the spot this month.
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August 11, 2010 4:46:42 PM

The HD5850 should certainly be on there. In terms of performance I can understand giving the GTX 470 the nod but the HD5850 at very least should have gotten honorable mention because of the enormous difference in power/heat. Tons of people have a PSU that is just fine for the HD5850 and nowhere near good enough for the GTX 470. It's a bad call.
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August 17, 2010 6:03:51 AM

jyjjy said:
The HD5850 should certainly be on there. In terms of performance I can understand giving the GTX 470 the nod but the HD5850 at very least should have gotten honorable mention because of the enormous difference in power/heat. Tons of people have a PSU that is just fine for the HD5850 and nowhere near good enough for the GTX 470. It's a bad call.

Exactly, more ppl can use the 5850 withought having to upgrade or have a great cooling system or extra fans....
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August 20, 2010 5:58:35 AM

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August 20, 2010 7:55:07 AM

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