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HD5850 VS HD4770 CF

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January 16, 2011 9:43:16 PM

Hi guys!
I am a proud owner of an hd5850.Although is a great card, i find it to be extreme for my gaming habits. I also have a xfx hd4770 from a previous set-up laying around but is too weak for me.
So, i was thinking of selling the 5850, get another used xfx hd4770 and with the rest of the cash buy a second-hand apacer a7 turbo ssd 64g. The deals are made and waiting for all three items (4770+ssd cost exactly the same as my used 5850). How 2 4770's plus the increased responciveness of an ssd compare to a 5850? Do you think it's worthy?
(My cpu is a phenom ii 965, 790fx mobo and cooler master gx750w psu)

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a c 153 U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 9:45:46 PM

What resolution do you play at?
January 16, 2011 9:46:48 PM

1680x1050.
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 9:48:33 PM

I think it would be wiser to keep the 5850.
But it's your choice :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 9:51:57 PM

I agree .... keep the one card. New and I always prefer one one GPU solutions. Since you have it, and it is a good match for your present system, I say keep it.
January 16, 2011 10:28:40 PM

I dont know guys. It seems that they crossfire very nicely.They even leave the 5850 behind on some tests.
As for the lack of dx11 i personally dont care (atleast for now). I ve played like 20 different games since i bought the card and only 2 or 3 supported dx11 (most of the titles still use dx9c for god's sake)and compared to dx10 the difference was from minimal to unnoticable.
DX11 has a long way to go until it becomes standard and i am sure that by then the 5850 will become outdated.
As for the ssd, i've tested it for 3 days and believe me, its like having an entirely different pc.
Thanks for the replies guys, but after i checked Helltech's link my mind is pretty much made up.
a c 153 U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 10:49:31 PM

You're talking about losing DX11, more heat, more power consomptuoin, more fan noise. Less performance in titles that don't play well CF/SLI. You also gain all the problems that come with multi-GPU setups, micro-stuttering and what not.

I really think its a bad idea, but it seems like you have made up your mind.
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 11:36:01 PM

Keep the 5850 or you will regret it.
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2011 1:49:03 AM

If you screw the hd5850, you will be sad, like this, > :cry:  You don't want to be that face do you?
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