Radeon HD 6850 or 5850 now?

my Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 broke down so i brought it to the shop where i had bought the pc to send it for RMA.
However the reseller offered me a 6850 in exchange. I would like to now today which one is better, especially for gaming.

My current configuration is:
mobo Asus P6X58D Premium
cpu Intel i7 930 2.8GHz
ram 3x2GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz
psu Cooler Master GX 750W
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  1. The 5850 is the more powerful card.
    The 6850 has more features, and has much better Crossfire potential.

    So, either tell them to stick it up their a** and get them to give you a 5850...
    Or accept that, and buy another 6850 in the future.
  2. tell them to send you a 6870.

    the 6850 < 5850.
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