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Is it worth upgrading my toxic 5850

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November 15, 2011 12:30:23 PM

hi
i have a toxic 5850 and was wondering whats a good upgrade graphics card
system is
amd x6 1055
8gig ram
toxic 5850
corsair 750 psu
mainly playing battlefield 3 online

any suggestions
thanks
November 15, 2011 12:37:19 PM

A 5850 is slightly more powerful than a 6870. Only thing worth upgrading to is probably the GTX 580 and that is a lot of money for a small upgrade.

However, Crossfire 5850 would be a reasonably priced upgrade, but you'd have to find one used.

If you don't want to Crossfire, then I'd wait for the GTX 6xx and AMD 7xxx series to come out and see what is available then.
November 15, 2011 12:50:07 PM

I have a XFX 5850 black edition myself and can honestly say an upgrade just now is not worth it at all.
I've tried most current cards on the market since I run a computer shop and there's not enough extra in them to warrant the money.
I've even tried crossfire (about 6-7 months ago) and although there was an improvement at the time it also wasn't enough to justify the $$. Get another 5850 for under $100 and sure, go for it.

Otherwise as above wait for 7000 series Radeon or Nvidia equivalent, shouldn't be long now anyway.
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November 15, 2011 1:03:54 PM

I am agree with both of them, you should wait for the 7*** series and if you have yourself a plenty cash then you should consider to buy another 5850 for CF and you will be able to play most of the games with high resolutions!
November 15, 2011 1:43:31 PM

thanks guys
ive looked at a 5850 but could not fine one cheap enought
so i will wait
thanks again
!