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I currently have two Sapphire Xtreme 5850's in crossfire.

Can anyone tell me if any current card for £200 will beat them?

Cheers in advance.
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post #2 of 13
No. You best bet is stay put for a while.
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post #3 of 13
definitely not. you should be set until the next gen (8000 series and 700 series) comes out. that is, if you don't mind playing most games on medium/high.
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1 card for $200? umm..no ..run what ya brung yessir.gif

closest facsimile=6870 2gb
 
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

1 card for $200? umm..no ..run what ya brung yessir.gif
closest facsimile=6870 2gb

I am talking in British pounds not dollars.

200 British pounds = 317.16 U.S. dollars
Edited by Chuggerboom - 2/1/12 at 11:57am
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post #6 of 13
right now for 200 pounds ($315 US) you can get a 6970 at most, MAYBE a 570. if you enter the used market, you're just shy of a 580 in price ($400 or so) so there is not a current $300 US setup to beat your 5850CF. 5850CF still beats a 6970 and is a bit slower than a 580.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by driftkidd2323 View Post

right now for 200 pounds ($315 US) you can get a 6970 at most, MAYBE a 570. if you enter the used market, you're just shy of a 580 in price ($400 or so) so there is not a current $300 US setup to beat your 5850CF. 5850CF still beats a 6970 and is a bit slower than a 580.

Ok thanks for the reply. I will stick with what i have for now. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 13
still same yessir.gif wow..da gubment is devaluing our dollars frown.gif
 
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

still same yessir.gif wow..da gubment is devaluing our dollars frown.gif

Made me laugh biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 13
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Just looked on this site to compare. Taking into account both my cards cost £200............ They can hang with a card costing £400.

I'm happy with that. Check this out................

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=305
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