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which one is better? smile.gif
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=290

Lots of benches put them really close. I haven't looked into the clock changes on the extreme 5850, however.

If you plan on Crossfire in the future, the 6870 scales a lot better. (I love mine)

CF benches:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=301

I'd say go with the 6870.
Edited by nerdybeat - 5/2/11 at 1:06pm
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nice.price/perfomance??
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They are very close in performance, I say pick whatever you can find for cheaper.
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Price/Performance between the two will definitely have to go with the 5850 Xtreme.
 
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Isn't the 5850 xtreme around $150?

How much are 6870 going for now?

My opinion is to get whichever one is cheaper since they are both in the same performance range.

EDIT: Actually the 5850 Xtreme is $139.99 on newegg so yeah definitely the 5850.
Edited by Shev7chenko - 5/2/11 at 1:17pm
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The 6870 is not worth it. The Radeon HD 5850 is only 5% slower and costs $60 less for now. Even if we take into account CrossFire, where the 6870 scales around 10% better, I don't think it's worth it. The setup would cost $100 more and would give performance benefits of only ~15-20% more.

Get the Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme and call it a day.
    
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If you're CF in the future then get the 6870 or else get the 5850
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OC perfomance on both card?i heard 5850 has greater oc ability.im just concern on the noise level.
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OC'd they are pretty much equal. Not sure how the sapphire oveclocks or even if it supports voltage adjustments.
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