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Sell 5850 to get a 6870?

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November 2, 2010 4:10:25 AM

I currently have a ASUS DirectCU 5850 in my system. It's amazing. Then I found out that the new 6870 came out, and has amazing Crossfire scaling. Should I sell my 5850 and get a 6870, then upgrade to 2 6870's down the line? Also, how does the 6870 compare to my 5850 in single-gpu setups?

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November 2, 2010 4:13:59 AM

the 6870 is good but not too much diffrence between your current card and that one
i uggest u wait a while until the 69xx series comes out and get those
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November 2, 2010 4:32:07 AM

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the 5850 has plenty of room for OC. the 6870 is already near its capacity. so OC the 5850 to about 930~960 mhz. it should be around the 6870.

i think he wantz to X-fire the cards the 5850 doesnt scale good on X-fire against 6870

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November 2, 2010 5:03:39 AM

You can get 6870 performance if you OC that card. If you want to upgrade, I'd wait till the 6970 is released.
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November 2, 2010 5:10:15 AM

If I were you, I would wait until other cards come out, because either prices will drop or a better card will be available at a good price.

If not, I would try to get a 5870. That cards is a better performer than all the cards you mentioned.

Remember, the prices should be coming down soon.
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November 2, 2010 6:57:18 AM

I agree with the wait-and-see approach. Once the 69xx cards are released, we should see a nice price shake-up. Then you can pick the best card for your budget.
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November 2, 2010 8:30:00 AM

HD5850 is an awesome card. As everyone mentioned, OC it. Wait for the higher version of the HD6xxx series to come out and get something that is better and within your budget.
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November 2, 2010 12:37:26 PM

I wouldn't bother upgrading unless you are shooting for a HD 69xx card. Going to the HD 68xx is not worth the money and the trouble.
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November 2, 2010 12:45:24 PM

Thanks guys. Ill just wait for the spiritual successor of the 5850 to come out. That would v the 6950, right?
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November 2, 2010 12:48:35 PM

Should be, but may be different due to the name scheme change.
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November 2, 2010 1:38:08 PM

Yeah definitely not worth getting the 6870 over a 5850. And if you can find a good deal, CF 5850s works great at 1080p. You can max any game out. Here's some benchmarks on CF vs a single 5850 I ran, with them OCed from 700/1000 to 875/1200
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289809-33-single-5850...

Anywhere from 60-90% improvement in performance over a single card, and that was with 10.5 drivers, which 10.10 purportedly has made gains in CF on many games (I should say cumulatively from 10.6 to 10.10)
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November 3, 2010 12:46:51 PM

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November 3, 2010 5:11:51 PM

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