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To date paired 5850's in Crossfire were the most stable crossfire config I have yet owned.
Indeed. I had 2 5850s and 2 5870s and the latter gave a few more problems but not really related to drivers, more my own fault.

The whole driver thing is made into a big deal, mostly with people who don't have AMD/ATI cards.
    
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To date paired 5850's in Crossfire were the most stable crossfire config I have yet owned.
Thank you for confirming what i know also. I have my cards both clocked at 900/ 1200 using Sapphire Trixx and i have never had any problems at all.

These cards beat anything over twice the price, hence my thread
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I had Wet 5870CF last year(my pics)and when they clocked up to 1Ghz each they kick up a great stink in Crysis with all high settings,never saw it look that good.

Didnt have many driver problems either to be honest.
You got yourself some deccent performance for a very reasonable price.

If you dont mind running a generation behind you pick up some great deals like i did with my GPU from scan.co.uk
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I had Wet 5870CF last year(my pics)and when they clocked up to 1Ghz each they kick up a great stink in Crysis with all high settings,never saw it look that good.

Didnt have many driver problems either to be honest.
You got yourself some deccent performance for a very reasonable price.

If you dont mind running a generation behind you pick up some great deals like i did with my GPU from scan.co.uk
Like you say: I got great performance for what i paid. I bought a lot of my parts from Scan and i would highly recommend them
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I agree, I too choose wisely for some budget sli combos over a single more expensive and current gen cards I was tempted to jump to two 480's too (triple "to") I think im going wait out until nv anounce their next card and snap up some cheap 570's i really don't need to upgrade bf3 seems to run near perfect and crysis 1 and 2 are still very smooth ect.

Maybe dx11 is or isn't worth it but overall playability is my preference coupled with value for money, previous or even 2nd and 3rd gen old cards prove their worth, I still have 2x 8800gtx' running most games very well!

I have not had much luck in the ati department, drivers ect, very dissapointing.

Anyway you've made a good choice man!!
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5850s are available for £109 ish from www.videocardshop.co.uk with ocn discount...never seen them below that, but I'm sure they were at some point.

You also get the the 2gb 6950s around £180 on special offer sometimes, and for £360 for 2 I doubt you could get anything any faster for the money, especially with the great scaling.
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Sure, that's the general principle. But the 5850s are EOL, and you can always add another 580 down the road if you really wanted. Not to mention microstuttering, heat problems, and issues with Xfire drivers.
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For the guys telling me i have old technology ................Still beats your newer technology as my original post confirms.

What do you say about that?
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For the guys telling me i have old technology ................Still beats your newer technology as my original post confirms.

What do you say about that?
Agreed.

Those stating that the 5850 is 'old' and 'eol' skip very quickly past the most important point...that it can still prepare frames faster
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Agreed.

Those stating that the 5850 is 'old' and 'eol' skip very quickly past the most important point...that it can still prepare frames faster
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