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gtx 480 or hd 5850 CF

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whats the best out of

a GTX 480 oc to 930mhz core
OR
CF hd 5850's

playing on 1920x1200 24" monitor
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5850's will be more powerful, but your 480 will do fine anyway
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I've owned both setups, and Crossfire 5850's will destroy a 480, esp. in regards to avg FPS.

MIN fps would be a bit more comparable, leading to the max playable settings probably being pretty similar, esp. when you account for the microstutter at lower FPS levels that's common to multi-gpu setups.

Also, you can possibly run out of vram at 1920x1200 with only 1GB of vram in some situations, in which case the 480 will likely pull ahead.
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Here are toms and anandtech's benchmark comparisons . Toms are from 2010, so drivers have probably improved since then a bit. I am going crazy waiting for my 6950 >_<

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=309

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics-charts-high-quality/compare,2457.html?prod[4556]=on&prod[4504]=on
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