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First off ill say that i currently have a single HD5850 and a single GTX 275 in my main rig, but my friend has a GTX275, and he is looking for more GPU power and i was thinking of trading him my 5850 for his 275 + cash, maybe 40 to 50$?

bUT THE WAY I SEE IT IS
hd5850 = gtx 470
gtx275 sli = gtx 295
GTX 295 = GTX 480
so it would be an upgrade from a GTX470 PLUS a GTX 275 to a GTX 480? Worth it?
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Its a good deal for the price and it would be a nice improvement in games. I say go for it.

Personally I would do the deal, sell both 275s for like $200 plus $50 form your friend then spend $50 more bucks for a 6970 or gtx570 but thats just me
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
First off ill say that i currently have a single HD5850 and a single GTX 275 in my main rig, but my friend has a GTX275, and he is looking for more GPU power and i was thinking of trading him my 5850 for his 275 + cash, maybe 40 to 50$?

bUT THE WAY I SEE IT IS
hd5850 = gtx 470
gtx275 sli = gtx 295
GTX 295 = GTX 480
so it would be an upgrade from a GTX470 PLUS a GTX 275 to a GTX 480? Worth it?
The GT200 architecture sucks at AA and does not support DX11. Although if you trade your 5850 and gain some money from it you can sell those 275s and get something in the order of an HD 6950 2G or GTX 560Ti

Regarding your real question though, an OC'ed 5850 should give you a better gaming experience than dual 275s. I would not advise "upgrading" to dual 275s.

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Its a good deal for the price and it would be a nice improvement in games. I say go for it.

Personally I would do the deal, sell both 275s for like $200 plus $50 form your friend then spend $50 more bucks for a 6970 or gtx570 but thats just me
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Single GPU solution is always better to deal with multi~GPU solution. The "way" you see it is correct as in the games utilize SLI very well; but as we all know, that is not the case. Stick with the HD5850.
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You probably will see increase in avg frames in most games, but your minimum may go down, and you will see increase in stuttering.
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I would say keep your 5850. I went from a single GTX275 to a single GTX470 and the 470 was twice as fast so if you used 2 GTX275 you would get performace under a single gtx470 becasue SLI scaling wouldn't be 100%.
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