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which one is better? which one will give me more FPS
 
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5850
post #3 of 35
They're both very similar, but you'll get a few more frames with the 5850.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=291
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Common sense says 6850.
    
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6850
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post #6 of 35
5850 is a stronger card...just older
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post #7 of 35
the 6850 was released as a more efficient card. 6870 is probably closer to the 5850 as far as performance though
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post #8 of 35
6850 consumes less power and isn't as loud. I would go for 6850 and CF it in the future.
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by Qiyamata View Post
Common sense says 6850.
Sadly you have no common sense. The 5850 is a faster card but like others said, it will consume more power and will run a bit hotter. If you buy one with a decent cooler then the 5850 is the better choice. Otherwise, go for a 6870.
post #10 of 35
HD5850 is the better choice,can handle higher resolution better.
Check out the link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561
xfx hd6870 costs $150,its a better choice over hd5850.
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