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Can my system handle a HD 5850 or should I go with a 5770?

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February 20, 2011 8:58:13 PM

My system is: ASUS M4A89GTD Pro | AMD ATHLON II X4 645 3.1GHz | Corsair DDR3 4GB 1333MHz | Antec EarthWatts 650w | Windows 7 64-bit | Coolermaster HAF 912

I play at 1280 x 1024 resolution, won't be upgrading it, and I would like to play at near max settings.
Is a HD 5770 enough or would a 6850 be better? I buy from, http://www.directcanada.com/
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February 20, 2011 9:05:39 PM

If you can, I'd probably go with a 5830. The 256-bit memory bus really helps give a performance advantage over the 5770. I know that while I still had my 1280x1024 monitor, the 5770 I have right now could max most of my games out, but just barely. I'm not sure how it would have handled something like Crysis, and high amounts of AA would have probably stopped it in its tracks.

The 5830 is really a great card. Don't let people tell you a GTX 460 is faster, because it isn't.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf1...

Your PSU can easily handle a single 5830, and it would be a great match for your Athlon II 645. That's a really nice system you have there, by the way... good job on that build. Looks like it's a solid all-around performer. :D 
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February 20, 2011 10:02:26 PM

Sounds good. I made a mistake in the post. I mean't a 6850, they are coincidentally about the same price right now from the site I'd order from. Think it can handle it. Thanks btw for the system complement, appreciate it
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February 20, 2011 10:10:53 PM

Actually I'm going to repost this, I messed up the title.
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February 20, 2011 10:11:01 PM

Best answer selected by Seany_A.
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February 20, 2011 10:51:26 PM

yeah def do not get the 5830 a 6850 is a much better alternative, imo
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