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Radeon 5770 vs Radeon 6850

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January 29, 2012 1:31:34 AM

hello all,

well, as you've probably noticed, i need to choose which graphics card to buy. Clearly the 6850 is much better and more efficient that the 5770, but i want to know how much i really need for gaming. Once i get the video card, I plan on playing games like mw3 and Assasin's revelations on high settings. So tell me, is it really necessary to spend an extra 70$ on a card that in which there is a chance that there will be no noticeable performance difference?

also, the 6850 is pci-e 2.1, and 5770 is pci-e 2.0. so will i be able to stick in the 6850 card into a motherboard which only supports pci-e 2.0?

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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 1:52:54 AM

Need your spec's and I would spend the extra money for the 6870. Here is a link to show the difference of the 6850 & 6870 And You also can check any and all most any cards on this site. Good luck to you and a PCIe 2.1 will work in a 2.0

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=290
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 2:10:02 AM


currently, the (reference) radeon hd 6850 is the most powerful gfx card that requires only one pcie power connector. for gaming, it is more capable than 5770 (see dm186's at comparison link).
pcie 2.1 is a minor update over 2.0, it is completely compatible with pcie 2.0 (which is almost all motherboard pcie 2.0 slot).
end performance depends on the rest of your specs. you should be able to play the listed games at high settings as long as the rest of your pc balances out the gfx card.
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a c 93 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 2:14:48 AM

if you already have the 5770 I don't think you should upgrade but if you are choosing which to buy, I would want the 6850.
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January 29, 2012 2:42:24 AM

pc specs

mobo: msi 880g-e45

cpu: amd phenom ii x4 960ti

ram: hyper x 1333 ddr3

psu: 550w ocz

hdd: didnt choose one yet

gpu; 5770/6850




the price difference is 40, so suggest accordingly.

the 5770 is 80$ and 6850 is 120

and no, i dont have any of the cards
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 3:04:37 AM

what display resolution do you use for gaming?
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a c 93 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 3:49:30 AM

I would say the 6850 is worth the extra money if you want play games on higher settings.
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January 29, 2012 4:06:18 AM

resolution 1900x1200 hp 27" led

i want to play games on 'good' settings, something that will make me realize that i wasn't just building this new rig for nothing. I currently have an 8yo pc with a very olddddd video card. benchmarks lower than radeon 4200HD. so something that will get me a good deal on what i'm looking for. i'm not the type of gamer that will see a difference between 5 fps or between dx 10 an 11






not relevant to thread: the hp debranded monitor i was talking about was on newegg for 250$ couple of days ago. the deal says its deactivated. do you think that the deal will come back? because i cant find an hp 27" debranded led monitor on any other site, they all link to newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 4:35:40 AM

something like this should be better than a 5770 at the resolution you play games at.
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January 29, 2012 4:47:59 AM

get the 6850...im using 1(sapphire) @ 1600*900. so at 1080p u will hit gpu limitations with the 5770
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January 29, 2012 4:53:42 AM

i might go with the 6860 after all, i found a good deal for 120$

anyone have any experience with powercolor rebates?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 4:58:12 AM

check customer/user feedbacks about your chosen card. google it's review to check how it performs with games.
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 5:28:59 AM

you are getting a 5770 and 6850 at 80 and 120 dollers respectivly :o , these prices are mindblowing.
its not a deal, its a steal
i got my hd6770 for 140 dollers,

you can maxout mw3 with a 5770 with 75fps or more, but i dunno about Assasin's revelations.
At these prices you should grab that 6850
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 6:10:50 AM

Yeah, go with the 6850 or two 5770s in CrossFire. At ~1080p a single 5770 isn't enough (but for MW3 it will).

I see that mobo doesn't support cross fire though, so i guess go with 6850. You'll be able to max out MW and maybe assassin's creed too. Good for future proofing too.

The point of a better GPU is that you can crank up the visual detail at higher resolutions without sacrificing frame rates.

Deactivated stuff may not be back at all, don't wait on it...
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January 29, 2012 6:26:50 AM

I have replaced my 5770 with 6850 a year ago. Here are some numbers I have (with 1055T @3.5GHz):

3dmark11 P scores:
5770 stock - 2350
6850 stock - 3320 (+ 41%)
6850 925/1125 - 3870 (+ 64%)

Unigine Heaven
Render: direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1200 fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 16x
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Tessellation: extreme

5770 stock - 13,7 fps / 345 points
6850 stock - 18,1 fps / 455 points (+ 31%)
6850 925/1125 - 20,9 fps / 526 points (+ 52%)
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January 29, 2012 6:22:13 PM

but does anyone here actually have experience with powercolor? i looked at the reviews and such, and it says that their only problem is that they often times screw up the rebates. so there is a chance that i might have to pay 150$ instead of 120.


and rmpumper, i understand that the benchmarks are much better on the 6850, but do you actually see the difference?
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a c 93 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 6:39:19 PM

yes you see the difference.
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February 5, 2012 12:10:48 AM

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a c 332 U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 12:19:06 AM

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