XFX 6870 or XFX 5850

Choosing a GPU within the next week and I adore the look of the 5850 but is there much difference in performance between the two? I mean In my own opinion I would sacrifice a little performance for the aesthetics of the 5850 as Im not going to be heavy gaming (well not yet anyway)
SPECS:
AMD ATHLON X3 (TRI CORE 3.2ghz)
4GB DDR3
Alpine 650W Silent PSU
Asus M5A78L-M LX

I would most likely be playing WOW and then if i have the money buy some games most likely like Skyrim or COD

Budget - £140

Thanks
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  1. whats the price between the 2?
  2. the 6870 is more powerful and cheaper so I don't see why you would get the 5850.
  3. the 6870 !!! basta
    i have it its ...wwooooohoooo!!!
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/compare,2674.html?prod%5B4826%5D=on&prod%5B4823%5D=on

    Opt for the 6870 instead of the 5850.
    1 - It's cheaper.
    2 - Same or better performance than the 5850.
    3 - Newer, so finding a 2nd one later on (if you'd like a cheap boost by crossfiring) will be easier
    4 - Lower power draw at both idle and load (substantially less under load).
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