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5850 on 1920x1080 with i7 2600

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June 28, 2012 10:57:28 PM

Hi, im totally buying the i7 2600 with the asus p67 deluxe and kingston 1600Mhz ram and a WD sataII caviar black 640GB hard drive... My question is do i need a new card for gaming at 1920x1080 or is the 5850 just fine... I dont want EVERYTHING maxed out but yeah mostly textures need to be high. Is it worth buying a new one or will i enjoy my gaming for another year, or should i consider CF?

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June 28, 2012 11:08:14 PM

deadeye22 said:
Hi, im totally buying the i7 2600 with the asus p67 deluxe and kingston 1600Mhz ram and a WD sataII caviar black 640GB hard drive... My question is do i need a new card for gaming at 1920x1080 or is the 5850 just fine... I dont want EVERYTHING maxed out but yeah mostly textures need to be high. Is it worth buying a new one or will i enjoy my gaming for another year, or should i consider CF?


the 5850 is dated as I'm sure you know, but it's still a strong performer. like you said, you won't be maxing out too many games, but most should still play smoothly. I would just stay put for now, buy the rest of your system and set it up. then play a few games, watch a few videos (in full HD) of other people playing the same games on youtube with a higher performance card, then decide for yourself if the money is worth the performance difference.

as for CF, I find the 5850 a bit overpriced for what it can do. I would invest in a new card if you're not happy after setting up your system

remember, the longer you "drag out" this process, the more prices will fall :p 
June 28, 2012 11:21:48 PM

Good Point, save up for better graphic card down the road.
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June 29, 2012 10:27:15 AM

yeah im thinking of buying a 6950 in a couple of months but i cant find a way to ship it to greece except one card from e-bay and i want the XFX so im kinda picky.... is the 6950 a good choice for a card on the upcoming 2 months?
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June 29, 2012 11:54:43 AM

I just went from a 4870 to a 6950 and it made the difference between high and ultra settings on games but was not a huge jump, since the card you have is better than my old 4870 (and has DX11) I suggest the difference is not going to be big enough to justify the upgrade. BTW my 4870 could play everything on high at 1920 x 1080, try the 5850 and don't bother to upgrade until you are unhappy with the performance and then go for a better card than the 6950.
June 30, 2012 9:54:07 AM

Ok, i think you are right i will save up for a 7 series or even an eight series next season, if my gaming is enjoyable with the rig im buying
August 18, 2012 2:42:03 AM

i saw a guy using the 5850 with an i5 and an ssd on 1920 x 1080 everything maxed out benchamrked shows average 55 fps... If that is true then im safe till christmas
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