Is the hd 5850 still a decent card

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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  1. Yes.

    It's actually faster than the 6850!
  2. 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
  3. Sure the 5850 is still a pretty good card. Not a bad price for it.
  4. 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.
  5. Yup totally great card...
  6. Did the GSOD issue ever get fixed on those things?
  7. Been using my 5850 black edition for around 2+ years every day without a single hiccup :)
  8. 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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