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Upgrading from HD 5850 to a HD 6950

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Just wondering if it's worth upgrading from a HD 5850 to a HD 6950 if i'm gaming @ 1680x1050. I could get another HD 5850 for crossfire but i prefer just having 1 Graphics card in my system.
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Not really worth it, you will get higher FPS but it won't matter because there isn't anything your 5850 can't max out at 1680x1050. My 5850 works great for everything I throw at it at 1920x1200. If there's a specific game you're having trouble with, the 6950 won't improve everything like night and day, more like "barely playable" to "playable".
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Yeah probably not worth the dough.

Your much better off getting your 5850's core and memory speeds up to match a 5870
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single card is ideal. but i wouldnt upgrade, even if it is a decent upgrade. i would just wait , a 5850 is more than enough at that resolution. especially when overclocked they easily hit 900 on the core, if you have a refrence model
    
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post #5 of 10
Nope. A 5870 is approximately equivalent to a HD 6950, so going from a HD 5850 would be the very slightest upgrade. Getting a second 5850 would be cheap and yield much better performance increase.
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I'll just stick with my 5850 then. It's a non-reference model but the Sapphire Trixx Utility lets me overvolt it so I can run it overclocked at 950/1200 which is pretty nice.
Thanks for the info.
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post #7 of 10
To be honest for around that upgrade price you could get an SSD and get better performance increases.
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To be honest for around that upgrade price you could get an SSD and get better performance increases.
Didn't realise SSD's will give you higher framerates....
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Didn't realise SSD's will give you higher framerates....
Framerates? Probably not.I suggested another 5850 for better framerates. SSd for better overall performance.
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I'll just stick with my 5850 then. It's a non-reference model but the Sapphire Trixx Utility lets me overvolt it so I can run it overclocked at 950/1200 which is pretty nice.
Thanks for the info.
Nice, found a couple of reference 5850 on craigs list. Since it's not another newegg box at my front door my wife doesn't chew my ear off so I am happy.

I haven't been able to get them past the ATI limit so I will have to try that Shapphire Trixx utility.
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