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XFX 6870 or XFX 5850

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February 12, 2012 7:18:25 PM

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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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 7:34:41 PM

whats the price between the 2?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 8:52:43 PM

the 6870 is more powerful and cheaper so I don't see why you would get the 5850.
February 12, 2012 11:36:14 PM

the 6870 !!! basta
i have it its ...wwooooohoooo!!!
February 13, 2012 12:12:47 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

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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