Graphic cars - What best?

Hello guys. :D

I am thinking of buying a new graphic card to my computer. But i am not sure about what is best, and what i shoul buy.
I have been looking on Xfx 5850 Black edition 1gb. And i look like a awesome card, and the price i the best, because i maybe will afford to buy two of them some time. But now i only can afford buying one card. I am affraid that the 5000+ series i about to get "Out of date" and it will be stupid to buy it.
I have also been looking on the 5950 but it is a bit more expensive.
So what is best for the price? :D

My com specs are:
Core I7 920 1,67gz CPU
6gb Kingston HyperX 1600mhz
Asus Rampage 2 Gene mother board
750w Energon Powersupply
And my graphiccard now i Asus Nvidia 8600gts

Thank you. :D:D
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  1. Get it, the HD5850 is a great card and resembles the HD6850 in many ways. All graphics cards go "out of date" and futureproofing a computer is an invalid cause. Go ahead and get it if you like. Also, you should look into a new PSU. Generic ones aren't too reliable and tend not to last so long after heavy upgrades.
  2. What resolution do you play at, and what is your budget? Also what games do you play? The 5850 is a fantastic card, but we won't know if it is right for you untill we know more.
  3. I am looking to spend 200 to 270euro max! :D
    But the 5850 is cheap and i am thinking of buying two and run crossfire, in some months.
    I am playing games like Call of Duty Black Ops/Modern Warfare1/2, Battlefield Bad company 2, GTA IV and games like that. :D
  4. What website do you prefer to purchase parts from?
  5. I live in Denmark so one of the danish sites. www.komplett.dk www.proshop.dk www.shg.dk www.edbpriser.dk
  6. So this is 270 Euro about right? Or is my conversation way off?

    http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=619256
  7. Yes it is. :D
  8. Well in that case, thats a good card and thats the cheapest I could find of that. So would you rather spend 200 Euros or 270? I can help you find a card in either category.
  9. What about the XFX 5850 Black Edition Vs. That 9650? :O
    5850 is cheaper to crossfire? and by i know can i oc 5850 to 5870.
  10. You can also unlock a 6950 to a 6970, and a 6950 is slight better than even a 5870 as it is. The 1GB version of the 6950 should be out there soon which should also be much cheaper, I couldn't find one on those sites though, I was havn't a tough time navigating haha.

    Oh I lied! I found one, but its not much cheaper to be honest.

    http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=623488

    Here is a benchmark you can look at! Note that benchmark is the 2GB version of the 6950, not 1GB.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=295

    Ahh, I didn't realize how much cheaper the 5850 was there being that it is SO much cheaper it is probably a better card for you.

    http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=616095
  11. Quote:
    Though the 1Gb 6950 cant be unlocked.................


    Stupid AMD....


    Ahh, well that is something to consider, still a great card if you can get it at the right price. :D
  12. I think i'll buy the 5850 and then buy one more of them in the future. :D My freinds just bought the 5850 black edition and are really happy of it. :D
  13. Hello again. :D I had spoke with someone from a danish forum, and they say i should buy the Gigabyte gtx 560 Ti 900 mhz. But what is best? the benchmarks are a bit different from games to games.

    Thanks! :D
  14. da1meboy said:
    I am looking to spend 200 to 270euro max! :D
    But the 5850 is cheap and i am thinking of buying two and run crossfire, in some months.
    I am playing games like Call of Duty Black Ops/Modern Warfare1/2, Battlefield Bad company 2, GTA IV and games like that. :D


    if it's around 200~270 euro you should go for sparkle's gtx 570 or galaxy's gtx 560 ti. or xfx 6850 CF
  15. The GTX 560's run fast, quiet, and cool. Gigabyte in particular has one of the quieter cards available. It will also give you PhysX, better drivers, and really, really good overclocking potential (1000+ mhz). With your X58 motherboard, you can do SLI with two cards for top of the line performance, that stays cool and quiet with excellent scaling.

    A review of the Gigabyte SOC (1000mhz clock):
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/

    And a review of the Asus GTX560 clocked at 900mhz, like the Gigabyte you mentioned, compare it to the 6950 if you are still unsure:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-gtx560-directcu-ii-review/
  16. the Gigabyte Soc cost too much in denmark. :S

    But if you guys should compare the XFX 5850 black edition 725 mhz VS. the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI OC 900 mhz. What is best?? :D
  17. da1meboy said:
    the Gigabyte Soc cost too much in denmark. :S

    But if you guys should compare the XFX 5850 black edition 725 mhz VS. the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI OC 900 mhz. What is best?? :D


    gtx 560 will eat 5850 alive in both dx9/10 and dx11 tessellation. but why get these two when you can get 6850 CF or gtx 570 for much better performance?
  18. because it is to expensive? :O
  19. da1meboy said:
    the Gigabyte Soc cost too much in denmark. :S

    But if you guys should compare the XFX 5850 black edition 725 mhz VS. the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI OC 900 mhz. What is best?? :D

    Easily the GTX560. It will comfortably outperform the 5850 in all benchmarks, and do it quieter and cooler (check the Asus GTX560 @ 900mhz review above). If you are wanting to make sure that you are ready for upcoming DirectX 11 games, then the GTX560 performs DirectX 11 tesselation much, much better than the 5850. Between these two options, there is no question which is better.
  20. okay thankyou. :D I think it will be the Gigabyte 560 ti oc 900 mhz. Unfortnally Asus is a bit more expensive. :(
  21. da1meboy said:
    okay thankyou. :D I think it will be the Gigabyte 560 ti oc 900 mhz. Unfortnally Asus is a bit more expensive. :(

    The point of referring to the Asus review is that it is clocked at 900mhz like your Gigabyte is, so both will have almost identical performance.
  22. Super. :D
  23. da1meboy said:
    because it is to expensive? :O


    gtx 570 cost less than 270 euro...trust me

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187130&cm_re=gtx_570-_-14-187-130-_-Product

    $344 = 250 eu

    6850 CF are cost just as much

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348&cm_re=6850-_-14-161-348-_-Product

    $174 = 126 eu

    CF= 252 eu
  24. cheesesubs said:

    The conversion doesn't work like that, especially in Danmark (yes, that is the correct spelling).
  25. to op:

    if you want to purchase any computer compound i'd suggest you go on newegg/tiger direct/cdw than some local danish shop. after i looked at the website you posted i've finally realize how ridiculous the price is.........
  26. How about a Toyota Camry Deluxe V6
  27. Quote:
    It isn't available there?
    :lol:



    it available everywhere......as long as you have a crappy desktop with net connection/or wifi....
  28. Whilst the websites are available it's not much good if they don't ship to the country that you're in.
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