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Recently, I just bought a Sapphire 5850 Xtreme edition from newegg for about $150. I love the performance for the price on it, especially since I have it clocked at 900/1150 which basically gives it near 5870 performance. But as of now, two more great deals have come to my attention. I'm able to get a reference 6950 1gb for $160 or a GTX 470 for $180. If I'm able to return my 5850, which should I get? Or is it worth even worth the hassle and extra money for the performance increase?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrant1337;13473682 
Recently, I just bought a Sapphire 5850 Xtreme edition from newegg for about $150. I love the performance for the price on it, especially since I have it clocked at 900/1150 which basically gives it near 5870 performance. But as of now, two more great deals have come to my attention. I'm able to get a reference 6950 1gb for $160 or a GTX 470 for $180. If I'm able to return my 5850, which should I get? Or is it worth even worth the hassle and extra money for the performance increase?

Are you sure it's a 6950 and not a 6850?

A 6950 for that price would be pretty great. The 470 also overclocks well.

Either of those cards would be better than a 5850, at those prices.
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post #3 of 12
If you can get the 6950 for 160 I would take it. Hell tell me how and I will buy it now. IF you do end up replacing the 5850 Xtreme I would be interested too seeing as mine ended up DOA and there are no RMA replacements available.
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Basically, my bro is in an AMD program were if you are an employee at a store such as Best Buy or another store and take classes that teach you on AMD products, you get special discounts. Problem is that these discounts are first come first serve. So the 6950 1gb deal might not last forever.
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Even if you don't use it that price is below what common resell prices are. It might not be liked by AMD but you could resell it for more than that.
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Problem is that I am dead broke and without a job, I essentially only have the money to return the 5850 and upgrade to the 6950. Plus, I always wanted a 6950, haha.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrant1337;13473817 
Problem is that I am dead broke and without a job, I essentially only have the money to return the 5850 and upgrade to the 6950. Plus, I always wanted a 6950, haha.

Then return the 5850 and go with the 6950, it's a pretty easy decision. wink.gif
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by 2010rig;13473920 
Then return the 5850 and go with the 6950, it's a pretty easy decision. wink.gif
Basically, going to return my card tomorrow and see if they accept. Hopefully they do and I'll be on my way on receiving a $10 20% performance boost. ;D
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get 6950 1gb!
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