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Radeon 6850 vs 5830

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December 16, 2011 3:17:21 PM

6850 http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-RADEON-HD-6850-DisplayPort/...

5830 http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-HD-5830-DisplayPort/...

Stuck between this both. This computer is going to be used for VIDEO EDITING and LIGHT gaming.

It's an extra £28, is it worth the extra spend?

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December 16, 2011 3:48:53 PM

6850 is a lot better option.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 3:51:58 PM

The HD 6850 would be better as it is the more modern card of the two.
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December 16, 2011 3:58:44 PM

Get the 6850.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2011 4:04:44 PM

6850>5830

5850>6850
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 4:09:29 PM

if you play games get 6850, if you don't and just need gpu for your reasons get lesser one,
December 16, 2011 4:19:38 PM

I just need it for video editing. I won't be doing any hardcore gaming
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 4:23:41 PM

then get 6850 it's good for both.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2011 5:06:20 PM

Video editing is more CPU dependant than anything, particularily for transcoding.

I don't see the need for you to spend more.
December 16, 2011 5:39:43 PM

I will get the 6850 if i were you :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2011 5:50:05 PM

I say go for the 5830 - it's 33% cheaper, but the 6850 is only about 20% better. If you're not going to play many intensive or modern games, grab the cheaper option. Though I suspect you'll get more into PC gaming down the road with either of these cards.
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