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post #11 of 74
Comparison should be 7950, 6950 and 5850 or 7850, 6850 and 5750.
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Originally Posted by DarkBlade6 View Post

What they should have done is compare card based on their initial price not on the name itself. So we can see if we really get more performance per dollar every years.
7850 - 250$ > 6870 - 240$ => 5850 - 260$
But to be honest theres not a huge different in term of raw performance between all those card so im kinda disapointed.

look to the bang4buck page, they actually did make a table for that





@review :

First of all, like others have already mentioned, 5850 should be matched with the 6950 and then 7950 to see a correct "flow" of things. You can either blame AMD for shifting the naming system for no reason, or the review guys for picking cards this way.

And second, while comparing the launch price could tell us about any progress we made in price performance ratio, what they should REALLY do is compare the current price, which can tell us which card is more worth it NOW.
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post #13 of 74
Well written article. Very well done.

To those who say that it should have been between XXXX card and YYYY card, they did acknowledge that in the article.
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Yeah they really botched this review.
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Is the identical pixel fillrate mere coincidence?

What kind of stupid question is this?

Same ROPs + same clock speed = guess what?
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This article made me feel better about not spending money to upgrade from my 6850, at least not to a 7850. Crossfire might have to happen.
     
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Goes to show you shouldn't buy hardware based on a model number...

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post #18 of 74
5750 became 6850 with AMD's name changing. 7850 is the newest version of the mid range. 5850 became 6950, which became 7950. 6770 was just a slight re do of the 5770. AMD messed up the naming/positioning of their cards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Quote:
Is the identical pixel fillrate mere coincidence?
What kind of stupid question is this?
Same ROPs + same clock speed = guess what?

Yeah, I read that and was like, uh... these guys don't understand how things work. Then I saw that they're throwing the 5850 in with a 6850 and 7850... should have used a 5750 (if they could even get it to clock that high) or switched to 6950 and 7950.
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Radeon HD 6850 shouldn't really be in the same class as the HD 5850 or HD 7850. Perhaps a better name for it is the already-taken HD 6750?
F7U12-

The one that's the odd-one-out is the 5850. These guys are too fixated on price.
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I don't see the point of this article, it's simply telling us what we already know 7850>5850>6850.
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