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Crossfire hd 5850 question

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November 29, 2011 5:00:59 PM

From what I've read, don't have real citations.. I don't think it matters what 'generation' it is, only the 5800 version. The 5850 will even crossfire with the 5870.

The ATI Radeon 5850 new can be picked up for about $120 nowadays. Clock speeds seem to be almost identical. Save yourself $80.
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 6:04:13 PM

You should be able to throw any 5850's together and crossfire them without any compatibility issues. As rndmavis said, recommend finding the best deal on a second card that you can, especially for a previous gen card with another, newer gen set of cards right around the corner. I run 5850s in cf, enjoy them, but plan to upgrade to 7xxx series cf when they arrive (or perhaps I'll do some 6xx series SLI). Cheers.
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November 30, 2011 3:01:53 PM

Where are you finding these for $120 new? The major resellers don't sell them anymore and I've only been able to find them for $200+ used.

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rndmavis said:
From what I've read, don't have real citations.. I don't think it matters what 'generation' it is, only the 5800 version. The 5850 will even crossfire with the 5870.

The ATI Radeon 5850 new can be picked up for about $120 nowadays. Clock speeds seem to be almost identical. Save yourself $80.

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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 3:12:46 PM

I think he meant used- hard to find new ones. I will say that xfx double lifetime warranty is pretty attractive if you're looking at purchasing a used card (just make sure you're the second owner and will be able to take advantage).
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2011 12:36:51 PM

i might get one of the OEM versions on ebay, what do you think? they are like $200
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December 7, 2011 1:02:45 PM

Honestly at $200 it's not worth it. You can get a 6950 1GB for $210-220 (after rebates). Crossfiring your 5850 is only the right move if you find a good deal on one (i.e. similarly priced to a 6870, which can be had for around $140 after rebates).
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December 7, 2011 3:42:07 PM

beltzy said:
Honestly at $200 it's not worth it. You can get a 6950 1GB for $210-220 (after rebates). Crossfiring your 5850 is only the right move if you find a good deal on one (i.e. similarly priced to a 6870, which can be had for around $140 after rebates).


i could also wait to January and get one of the 7000 series
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2011 5:04:09 PM

Absolutely. I think most of us are excited to see what the 7950 and 7970 bring, even those who plan to wait for 6xx from NVidia (these AMD cards should provide a little insight into what performance can be expected from cards using 28nm). Depending on how the pricing shakes out, I'll probably invest in a crossfire setup of one card or the other in Jan.

So- to come back to your predicament, a second inexpensive 5850 would be ok. Just don't invest too much in the 5xxx series at this point. Cheers!
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December 8, 2011 2:27:58 PM

beltzy said:
Absolutely. I think most of us are excited to see what the 7950 and 7970 bring, even those who plan to wait for 6xx from NVidia (these AMD cards should provide a little insight into what performance can be expected from cards using 28nm). Depending on how the pricing shakes out, I'll probably invest in a crossfire setup of one card or the other in Jan.

So- to come back to your predicament, a second inexpensive 5850 would be ok. Just don't invest too much in the 5xxx series at this point. Cheers!


thx for help bro, really appreciated
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December 8, 2011 2:28:26 PM

Best answer selected by megagabobe1.
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