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Worth it? Upgrading from a 5850 to a 6870?

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Basically what the title says. I currently run the 5850 at 850/1200 and get a solid 50fps in BF3. If overclocked, will a 6870 be a noticeable difference? I am kind of on the edge about selling the old trusty 5850, and I also currently don't have that much money to throw into upgrading (about $100 + the 5850 selling).
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Get a 6950.(: and make it a 6970(:
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No, that will be sidegrade if not downgrade.

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At least get into the 6900 series, otherwise don't bother. Or wait until some more 7000 series cards come out. It'll be a slight upgrade, a few %, but not worth it at all.
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Well here's a comparison so you decide. I would say probably not maybe just get another 5850 or 6850 and CF it if you have the cash.
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No, that will be sidegrade if not downgrade.

Indeed.

The 6970 would be the bare minimum to recognize a palpable performance increase, IMO.
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You would be better off getting a second GPU if you want performance. I have a 6870 and get similar performance as you are so it's a side grade with a different number.
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Ok, thats what I figured guys, thanks for all the input, +reps.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

Well here's a comparison so you decide. I would say probably not maybe just get another 5850 or 6850 and CF it if you have the cash.
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You would be better off getting a second GPU if you want performance. I have a 6870 and get similar performance as you are so it's a side grade with a different number.

Agreed

i think those 5850 Ref cards kick some but if you use MSI AB to increase voltage a little and watch the temps I was able to go to 1000 core with my Asus 5850 Ref card. You should buy another 5850 I see them on ebay cheap.. I was actually looking for a set of MSI Twin Frozr II 5850 cards for a small Lanbox build I am doing. Could not find them so I went with a Asus GTX 570 for Direct for $260.00 biggrin.gif
    
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Yep I will back that up, there will be little to no difference and if there is a difference, the cost will not justify it.
    
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