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I have a 5850, and I'm ready to start thinking about buying something new for my computer again .
I was just wondering if ocn had anything to say about an upgrade path at this point. I could buy another 5850 and crossfire, or I could sell and buy a 570 or something. What do you guys think?
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5xxx has CF issues. Either buy a 6xxx card and CF, or buy the 570.
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Lol what issues would they be railfan844? My 5850's give brilliant performance. Get another 5850 for cheap and crossfire them and enjoy better performance than the GTX580 for a 1/3 of the price
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
5xxx has CF issues. Either buy a 6xxx card and CF, or buy the 570.
What issues?
Be specific.

I don't have issues, every game I play runs great.

For the most part scaling is above average, 75-85%, I'm sure there is a game or 2 that doesn't scale well.
In those cases there are workarounds when CFX doesn't work out of the box.
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post #5 of 14
Dude, a 5850 xfire will destroy a 570 any day. In most games my old 5850s (which oc like crazy) out perform my current 580 at its overclocks. All depending on how they scaled in the game I was playing. Get the 2nd 5850.
post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Get another 5850 for cheap and crossfire them and enjoy better performance than the GTX580 for a 1/3 of the price
/thread.

Cf 5850's give you great performance for the price especially when overclocked.

hit up the for sale thread i saw a few going for great prices the other day
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post #7 of 14
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Ok, I guess another 5850 it is then! Thanks guys!
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post #8 of 14
Another 5850 Crossfirer here, definitely go for it. Though for newer games, be prepared to deal with some issues.
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I posted a WTB over at the anandtech FS/FT forums, and I got this response:
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Nevermind.
Anybody got anything to say about this?
Edited by amantonas - 6/13/11 at 12:19pm
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by amantonas View Post
I posted a WTB over at the anandtech FS/FT forums, and I got this response:

Anybody got anything to say about this?
Unfortunately the staff at OCN banned talking about mining. So at the risk of having these replies deleted let me simply say that your quote is true. But it's a little off topic and is not allowed to be discussed here.

Sorry man =/

Would be nice if the staff would post an update about some of this.
    
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