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Which for Xfire? HD5850 1GB Vapor-X or Toxic? (I have 1 Vapor X)

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September 28, 2010 7:48:06 PM

Hi,

So I have one Sapphire hd5850 vapor-x that i bought when the toxic was $60 more. Now, Im looking to xfire - however the Toxic on newegg is only $5 more than the Vapor-x --- $310 vs $305:

VaporX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Toxic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1) Is there any advantage to getting the Toxic to xfire with my vapor?

I dont think ill get alot out of the Toxic since it will have to be clocked down to match the vapor-x. I current have my vapor-x oc'd and stable at 825/1225.

2) Also, should i just wait and see if the vapor-x price comes down further?

It seems that the VaporX price may drop to increase its appeal realtive to the $5-more Toxic and may drop with ATIs new 67xx series launching in October.

Thanks!

Statz
September 28, 2010 8:33:35 PM

You can get a MSI 5850 for $206.99 after a $60 MIR on newegg. You may be better of simply buying two 6770s and selling your current 5850.
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September 29, 2010 11:31:25 AM

statz22 said:
Hi,

So I have one Sapphire hd5850 vapor-x that i bought when the toxic was $60 more. Now, Im looking to xfire - however the Toxic on newegg is only $5 more than the Vapor-x --- $310 vs $305:

VaporX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Toxic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1) Is there any advantage to getting the Toxic to xfire with my vapor?

I dont think ill get alot out of the Toxic since it will have to be clocked down to match the vapor-x. I current have my vapor-x oc'd and stable at 825/1225.

2) Also, should i just wait and see if the vapor-x price comes down further?

It seems that the VaporX price may drop to increase its appeal realtive to the $5-more Toxic and may drop with ATIs new 67xx series launching in October.

Thanks!

Statz

1_Doesn't matter much, however since they have different clock speeds,then one of them will raise/lower its clocks to reach the older cards speeds
2_Not sure about it,because its may price may not drop significantly.
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October 7, 2010 8:17:03 PM

Maziar said:
1_Doesn't matter much, however since they have different clock speeds,then one of them will raise/lower its clocks to reach the older cards speeds
2_Not sure about it,because its may price may not drop significantly.




Thanks for your responses... 2 more questions.

1) would the added performance from the excessive overclockability of the new ASUS 5850s make sense to sell my vapor-x and get 2 asus? I read that the ASUS runs just as quiet and cools well - plus you can clock the core up to 1ghz

Heres the link to ASUS card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-...

2) With 2 HD 1GB 5850s in crossfire, whats the largest screen size (in your opinion) that i could play games on at 1920x1080 at max settings? My current vapor-x 5850 1gb runs games perfectly on a 24" 1080p screen
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October 7, 2010 8:28:17 PM

Screen size is irrelevant if your keeping the resolution at 1920 by 1080.
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October 8, 2010 7:26:51 PM

Best answer selected by Statz22.
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October 8, 2010 7:29:44 PM

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