I recently upgraded from a 5850 to a 7950. The only reason I did the upgrade was because I run an EyeFinity setup, if not for this the 5850 would have had more than enough power to keep it a viable option for another year if not more. I originally got my 5850 the month it was released in 09 and even to this day will say its a GREAT card. If not at EyeFinity resolution its powerful enough to run high if not max settings on most games. If you can get your hands on another used one and crossfire you would have as much power as the latest cards out, just with less Vram.