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Is the hd 5850 still a decent card

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July 14, 2012 3:51:13 AM

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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a c 109 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 3:52:26 AM

Yes.

It's actually faster than the 6850!
a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 4:31:18 AM

I have 2 x 6850 in xfire, and they're burly.

That said 1 on 1 the 5850 is "better"but uses more power.

IMO unless you're gonna xfire go with the 5850
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a c 198 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 8:17:35 AM

Sure the 5850 is still a pretty good card. Not a bad price for it.
a c 106 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 8:35:45 AM

its a still a good price to performance contender for sub 200$ cards. it will probably handle medium resolution well, and full resolution with some settings turned down.
a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 8:45:46 AM

Yup totally great card...
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 9:42:39 AM

Did the GSOD issue ever get fixed on those things?
a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 12:24:35 PM

Been using my 5850 black edition for around 2+ years every day without a single hiccup :) 
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 12:34:10 PM

plasmastorm said:
Been using my 5850 black edition for around 2+ years every day without a single hiccup :) 

So you have been lucky but what about the less fortunate?
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