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I can get a 5850 right now for $120 shipped, and I can also get a gtx 460 for roughly the same (maybe $5-10 more). This will be used mainly for modern warefare 3 and battlefield 3 along with a few other games.

I know the 5850 is supposed to be faster at this point, but what about drivers? Which one has the best overclocking potential?

Anyone got any insight on this? I cant seem to make up my mind on which card to get. No plans for sli or crossfire. just single card.
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I dont know whioch card but for the ati the 10.5 drivers are the fastest ive tried.
post #3 of 10
The 460s are known for their overclocking potential.

Check this.
Edited by crust_cheese - 12/15/11 at 3:51pm
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Gaming only: 5850

If you plan on folding too: 460 (better folding, generally slightly worse in gaming)

The drivers are currently fine for both.
Edited by Sainesk - 12/15/11 at 3:53pm
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I can get a 5850 right now for $120 shipped, and I can also get a gtx 460 for roughly the same (maybe $5-10 more). This will be used mainly for modern warefare 3 and battlefield 3 along with a few other games.
I know the 5850 is supposed to be faster at this point, but what about drivers? Which one has the best overclocking potential?
Anyone got any insight on this? I cant seem to make up my mind on which card to get. No plans for sli or crossfire. just single card.

1. Drivers are fine for those gfx cards
2. The GTX 460

make sure if you do end up getting the 460 that you get the 1GB version. I know there are some 768mb ones but you might regret it later on.
post #6 of 10
460. easily.
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460 has great overclocking potential, however the 5850 is faster at stock and you are probably able to overclock that pretty far too.
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Ok thanks for the help guys. I will most likely be getting the 5850 as this will be used for gaming only. I do all my folding on my sig rig.
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post #10 of 10
5850,

Just clock it to 5870.

Later;)
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