Upgrading Graphics Card, Need Advice

cpu is a phenom II 955 at 3.8 and my gpu is a sapphire 5850 1gb

All games will be played at 1080p

budget is around $200

Should I search around for another 5850 or sell mine and pick up a single card? If a single card, which one should i pick up? Thanks!
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    For 200 dollars there really isn't any worthwhile upgrades from a 5850 out there. Around that price range are cards roughly equivalent to what you have ie. Radeon HD 6870 or GTX 560, the only real advantage these cards have over the 5850 is better tessellation performance, and the 6870 has better Crossfire scaling. Spending an extra 30 to 50 bucks could get you a 6950 or 560Ti, but they wouldn't be a huge boost over your 5850 for most games at 1080p. Anything above those are way above your budget. If you really want to upgrade right now, and if your PSU can support it, a second 5850 is probably your best bet within your budget.

    If you can get a decent amount of cash from selling the 5850 to boost your budget, a single 6970 might be a worthwhile upgrade. Though the biggest performance boost would be in DX11 games.
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  3. I will either hold on to the 5850 or upgrade to 6970 after selling my card for tessellation performance

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