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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 8:50:13 PM

Should i get a HD 5770 or HD 6850 for gaming like wow, cod black ops, MW 2,etc.

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
PSU: Corsiar Enthusiast Series 650W
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 4GB 1333(10666) x2
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912
MOBO: ASRock H61/U3S3
Monitor: Acer 21.5 Full HD Widescreen Monitor Res: 1920x1080

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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 9:08:55 PM

I would go with the 6850.But either choice can max all those games out easily,espiscally comboed with your Sandy Bridge i5.
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 9:15:19 PM

which is better
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 9:48:25 PM

The 5850 is better in raw power but the 6850 isn't far behind and when O.C.'d it can surpass the 5850.But since their the same price the 5850 is the better choice.
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 10:11:54 PM

At 1080p the HD5850 is 10-15% faster than the HD6850 on average. The HD5770 is much weaker than either.
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 10:30:44 PM

that HD 5850 doesnt have any reviews
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 10:35:15 PM

and also i want to run 2 1280x1024 monitors on a single gpu which gpu is good for dat... this is for a freind
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 11:01:29 PM

so a 5850 is better than a 5770 CF
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 11:04:46 PM

5770 CF is not worth the headaches you would be much better served by a 5850. With such a nice cpu I would splurge for at least a 6950 2 gig, although the 5850 should serve you fine.

a c 376 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 11:06:25 PM

Crossfired HD5770s would be faster but also cost about $100 more. If you are going to spend that much you would be better off with something like an HD6950 or GTX 560 Ti.
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 11:08:22 PM

but that 5850 only has one dvi port so i can't use dual monitors
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 11:13:33 PM

Their are others,all 5850's are realtively cheap for the performance they provide.
April 23, 2011 11:53:39 PM

that 5850 is an absolute steal. grab it and don't hesitate.
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 8:43:03 PM

so it will max out wow and COD black ops
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 8:46:23 PM

Yes, though WoW will have certain performance increases/decreases depending on your Internet speed.
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 8:49:43 PM

the sapphire site doesnt have the drivers so i will have to use the disc
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 11:05:38 PM

You should always ignore the driver disc that comes with video cards(and most other devices as well.) The drivers included are always outdated. You should get the latest drivers directly from AMD;
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 25, 2011 12:10:18 AM

Agree.

Always go to AMD/ATI's website looks under "Support&Drivers" fill in your info and get the latest drivers for your system.Drivers on the Disc are usually the drivers that first came out for the card.
April 25, 2011 12:11:02 AM

gamerkila57 said:
so it will max out wow and COD black ops


max out as in max graphic settings on 1080p and playable frame rates? short answer... yes. long answer...yes and here are the benchmarks.

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,696250/Radeon-HD-585...

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd5850...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/200

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

For that price it's easily the best card available on the market right now. As I said, if you're in need of an upgrade, grab it and don't hesitate. $140 and free shipping is absolutely nutso...

WoW is quite old and very CPU intensive, so the frame rates will more heavily rely on a fast CPU than a very good video card. Generally speaking, you're not likely to run into a game like that too often (at least not from newer titles).

5850 performs quite well in x-fire as well. not nearly as good as the 6000 class GPUs (which are just damn incredible in x-fire) but still respectable.
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 12:15:39 AM

It would be fine if it wasn't out of stock.
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 12:16:43 AM

Yes thats a really good one.I'd say it's better than the Saphire.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 12:42:03 AM

thanks i'll order it when they get it in stock...... how many watts will i need to crossfirex 2 of these
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:37:01 AM

I wouldn't necessarily count on it being back in stock soon or that it will be the same price when it is.
HD5850s use a lil over 200w in crossfire during normal gaming, 280w under stress testing like in Furmark.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:42:48 AM

so 650w but i hope it comes back in stock
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:49:07 AM

Yeah, a 650w PSU from a good brand should be enough for crossfired HD5850s.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:51:31 AM

do you think it will be good with a amd Phenom II x4 955BE
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:54:19 AM

Yes it will but you might want to O.C. a little to get the most out of them.Being a B.E. it should be effortless to get a couple hundred mhz out of it.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:57:36 AM

thank u all for all your help
April 26, 2011 10:26:51 PM

Why go with a 5770 when you can get a 5850 from sapphire for just 10-20$ more?

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

The phenom II chews up a lot of power, particularly when overclocked. They don't scale linearly with voltage increases (1.4v-ish to 3.6-3.8ghz but nearing 1.5vcore to to get over 4ghz, and that eats up a lot of watts). It won't be the bottleneck in your system even with dual 5850's and at stock, so don't worry about that.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 10:34:44 PM

its out of stock
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 10:37:19 PM

Always go with the more powerful single card.Running a dual card setup can become quite a hastle and not all games support it,so you may have 2 cards but since the game doesn't support crossfire you'll only be using 1 which is a waste of money.

Get the Saphire 5850.If the reviews bother you that much you can just get one of the 6850's which are just as good.
April 26, 2011 10:43:49 PM

gamerkila57 said:
its out of stock


Ah, didn't notice!

If you can wait till they restock I'd suggest buying the 5850 or shelling out another 10-20$ on top of the 5850 to buy a 6850.

The 5850 is generally a bit of a stronger video card, but only in single card setups where DX11 tesselation isn't being used. The 6850 is more expensive, slightly weaker (by only a few FPS in general) but scales magnificently in crossfire and has improved DX11 support.

So if you're going to crossfire in the future then you want to go with the 6850. If not then buy the 5850. It's not worth shelling out less cash for a 5770 at this point, even though it's a great card it's just too close in price to the other two.
a c 376 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 10:52:51 PM

The Sapphire 5850 is out of stock on newegg but it is in stock other places like amazon, tigerdirect and buy.com for $150. Still a better deal than those HD5770s.
a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 10:57:19 PM

how much power do i need to crossfirex 2 hd 6850
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 11:00:07 PM

600 watt should do fine.
a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 4:22:25 PM

so should i get a single HD 6850 or Crossfire 2 HD 6850 and plus i will be using duel monitors
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 4:48:56 PM

You should get a 6850,if you have enough money then yes get 2,you can use dual monitors on a single card anyway but using them in crossfire will just make it stronger.
Do you have a Mobo that can support x2 GPU's?
a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 5:01:11 PM

yes i have a mobo that supports 2 GPU's.... so i'll just add a second later down the road
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 5:44:39 PM

Whats the speed on the seoncd PCI-Express x16 slot?
a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 6:02:21 PM

(x16 and x4)
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 6:17:30 PM

I would save up for a new mobo and the 2nd card.With the slot running at x4 you won't get the most out of the 2nd card.
a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2011 6:38:52 PM

I could do that or just get one and stick with dat
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