Hi, I was looking at a used HD 5850 for $100 and wondered if it was even worth it or if I should wait and get a newer card. Although it seems like the 5850 is still a decent performer right now compared to other cards in the $100 to $150 range like the hd 6850 or it doesn't do terrible agiainst a gtx 470 in gaming benchmarks(http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=311). But I don't know what to think, and I don't need to turn everything up super high just something that will play newer games at at least medium settings, maybe that's unreasonably with a i3-2120? So just need some opinions, thanks.
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It's actually faster than the 6850!
I have 2 x 6850 in xfire, and they're burly.
That said 1 on 1 the 5850 is "better"but uses more power.