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Which HD Card for Gaming?

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August 22, 2010 9:11:29 PM

Hi :hello: 
I'm new here; was wondering if someone could help me.

Which of the following Radeon HD cards would you say is best for gaming and why?

ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB
ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB
ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB

... Thanks :) 

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August 22, 2010 9:12:40 PM

out of those, the 5850
August 22, 2010 9:28:55 PM

+1 on 5850. i just did a fair bit of research in your price range, and thats what i ended up ordering. havent got yet (should come in tomorrow or next day) but i am very excited.
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August 23, 2010 3:46:14 AM

HD5850 is the best from those options...

But it all depends on the rest of your system. CPU? RAM? Mobo? PSU? Monitor?
August 23, 2010 12:12:03 PM

Thank you all for replying :) 

Each video card would run with a different processor since I'm trying to pick from a few different computers:

The ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB would be running with an AMD Phenom II 820 x4 2.8 GHz

The ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB would be running with an AMD Phenom II 820 x4 2.8 GHz

The ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB would be running with an AMD Athlon II 635 x4 2.9 GHz

The ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB would be running with an AMD Phenom II 955 x4

Which graphics card would work the best with their corresponding processor?
August 23, 2010 12:22:28 PM

No doubt The ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB would be running with an AMD Phenom II 955 x4 option is the best imo
August 23, 2010 12:24:37 PM

The last one is best...
August 23, 2010 1:10:35 PM

Thanks to both of you :) 
August 23, 2010 2:36:30 PM

I agree with exela, the 5850 is best when paired wit the AMD Phenom II 955 x4
August 23, 2010 3:51:27 PM

Yes i Agree..
August 23, 2010 3:55:02 PM

The ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB would be running with an AMD Phenom II 955 x4

Easily the best choice right there. The Phenom II X4's are good CPUs, and the ATI 5850 will play just about every game out there at max graphic settings even up to 1920x1080 resolution.

:)  Very good video card.
August 23, 2010 4:10:46 PM

Get a GTX 470. You can find them cheaper than the 5850, and they are more powerful...
August 23, 2010 4:13:48 PM

The OP is looking at pre-built computers though. So that may or may not be an option depending on where they are shopping. :) 
August 23, 2010 9:46:46 PM

Thanks to everyone who's replied so far :) 

I'm gonna go ask my local IT shop if they can build me one. I'm gonna give them the following specs and see how much they say it might cost:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2 GHz
4GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
500GB HDD
ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB

My budget's about £650
August 24, 2010 1:27:01 AM

Don't forget about PSU, do not cheap out, it's the most important thing inside your system... :) 
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