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Wondering if you think the upgrade is worth it. Cheapest used I have found is $400. Wondering if its worth the upgrade. Although the 5850 shows its age in a few games, for the most part it still performs well. Can the 580 handle every game thrown at it currently or does it still choke on a select few? I game at 1920x1080.
    
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580 will handle everything and should be a pretty noticeable upgrade from the 5850,
    
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Wondering if you think the upgrade is worth it. Cheapest used I have found is $400. Wondering if its worth the upgrade. Although the 5850 shows its age in a few games, for the most part it still performs well. Can the 580 handle every game thrown at it currently or does it still choke on a select few? I game at 1920x1080.

If your HD5850 shows its age for only a few games at 1920x1080, I suppose your playing does not require everything maxed together with mega AA/AF.

For those few games that make your 5850 shows its age, a GTX580 could definitely give a very noticeable boost. A stock HD5850 is about 64% strength of a stock GTX580. See chart below.

Chart link:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...TX_580/27.html

Edited by windfire - 7/21/11 at 8:17am
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If your HD5850 shows its age for only a few games at 1920x1080, I suppose your playing does not require everything maxed together with mega AA/AF.

For those few games that make your 5850 shows its age, a GTX580 could definitely give a very noticeable boost. A stock HD5850 is about 64% strength of a stock GTX580. See chart below.

Chart link:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...TX_580/27.html
Hrm... thx for the link. Not sure its worth the upgrade at that price point for me. My 5850 ocd fairly well, no guarantee on 580. Maybe if I could pawn my 5850 off for $120 I will consider.
    
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