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Upgrading my 5850

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January 30, 2013 8:41:20 PM

I have been really happy with my 5850 but now am thinking I would like to upgrade. From what I have read many of the cards in the 7000 series aren't really that much of an upgrade... is that true? If not, what would be a noticable upgrade from the 5850. I would like to to stick with AMD/ATI.

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January 30, 2013 8:57:31 PM

I've been happy too with my 5850 so I bought another one second hand for 50€, maybe you can too if you got motherboard + power supply for it.
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January 30, 2013 9:01:21 PM

You will definitely see a good upgrade from 5xxx to 7xxx or Nvidia's 6xx. Spending around $250 will get you a 7870 or a GTX 660. Around $300 I would get a 7950, though the 660Ti is still considered by many.
5850 vs 7870: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=548
5850 vs 7950 with NO BOOST: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=550
5850 vs GTX 660: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=660
5850 vs 660 Ti: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=647
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January 30, 2013 9:27:11 PM

You know I felt the same way thought I had a 6850 (which is a little slower than a 5850) so I went with a 7870 xt since it has 2gig of ram and is based off 7950 chip set I haven't tried to OC it but I was able to get the power color model for $236 including shipping and Tax plus it came with Farcry 3 (and sleeping dogs too).
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January 30, 2013 9:55:48 PM

Nice! You were one of the few people that got their hands on the card!
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February 10, 2013 1:24:15 AM

Thx for all your replies!
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