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Well the 5850 is a monster overclocker, I know that. My 6850 is too, but not as much.

I considered a 5850 instead of my card, but that bitcoin craze shot the prices of used 5850s and 5xxx cards through the roof.
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post #32 of 35
go with the 6870
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so i i want to go cross fire it would be better to go with a 6850
 
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If you are considering to do crossfire, then you better go with a 6000 serie, they scale way better than 5000.
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
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.
A person has no common sense if he decides on a card that has near the same performance of a previous generation GPU, but runs cooler, draws less power, and overclocks higher and will most likely surpass said card... Not to mention scales better with two GPUs?
     
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