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As a student ? Pretty much 0 during school.
I know the prices are decent but a 2500k with a decent Z68 mobo, a decent monitor (mine is VGA 1050p) and 4-8Gbs of RAM is still like... 500-600euros.
Nothing I can afford.

If you have a Q8200 then your 5850 is not being held back, especially if overclocked.

Fill in your sig rig though so that people know what your talking about.
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post #32 of 74
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Q8200 mate. Not everyone is drowning in money wink.gif

You should be fine if you put a healthy overclock on that Q8200.
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The more reviews on these I read the more pissed I get that my 5850 died, I ran it at 950/1250....pretty much a side-grade if I get a 7850, and I'm not spending $350 on a 7870
6870s can be had for about $100 less than a 7850 right now, and that's a much better buy IMO.

Eh...guess I'll just keep waiting and see what green team does, maybe prices will come down a bit on AMDs side around then.
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I found a better one.. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/

The Q i have is..It has Volterra chip? :thinking.gif:
need moar Volts! mad.gif @ xfx grr
 
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post #35 of 74
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If you have a Q8200 then your 5850 is not being held back, especially if overclocked.
Fill in your sig rig though so that people know what your talking about.
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Originally Posted by FlawleZ View Post

You should be fine if you put a healthy overclock on that Q8200.

Hehehe, thx for the advice, but I wasn't looking for any. tongue.gif

My mobo doesn't allow overclocking nor do I have the money at the moment. I'm just gonna wait for Ivy Bridge, get a new monitor and much later the next gen GPUs (AMD 8xxx series, probably 7xx Nvidia tho). My 5850 will last for another year or two. The only games I play atm are Minecraft and World of Tanks. thumb.gif
post #36 of 74
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Hehehe, thx for the advice, but I wasn't looking for any. tongue.gif
My mobo doesn't allow overclocking nor do I have the money at the moment. I'm just gonna wait for Ivy Bridge, get a new monitor and much later the next gen GPUs (AMD 8xxx series, probably 7xx Nvidia tho). My 5850 will last for another year or two. The only games I play atm are Minecraft and World of Tanks. thumb.gif

You could do the BSEL for 1600mhz FSB but it sounds like you don't play much that stresses your system anyway.
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This article does make my 5870 feel all ubermench even in its OLD age.
Edited by Chimeracaust - 3/10/12 at 10:40am
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ughhhh I just wish these new HD7000 series cards were cheaper. -__-
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Goes to show you shouldn't buy hardware based on a model number...
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Since when has that not been the case, one should always go by price/performance and not by name. If your going by name alone your either uninformed or misinformed. Unless one only plays that specific game it's a bit pointless to just hand pick a benchmark. You can often find any benchmark to support a point but that doesn't mean it's the norm. Case in point, if I wanted to make the HD5850 look bad:
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The fact is the HD5850 is still a great card and aged well. These numbers look worse than they should because the HD5850 was highend when it was released and the HD6850/HD7850 are midrange. Hexus even admits this is an apples versus oranges comparison:
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Originally Posted by Hexus 
What have we learned by looking at the performance of three Radeon cards from the last three generations? Well, a few things, actually. Taking the Radeon HD 5850, HD 6850 and HD 7850 into account in this same-frequency face-off, the first point to note is that AMD has demoted the x850 line from the best single-GPU silicon to second-best GPU. This fact alone renders this an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Then later they apparently forget this completely and bash the HD6850 for some reason, which I'm not sure why since it is one of the best price/performance buys you can get these days:
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Originally Posted by Hexus 
Meanwhile, 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? AMD understands its positioning and has reduced the buy-in price of the GPU silicon enough for partners to sell retail cards for £110... and even as low as £99 on special deals. It's a decent-enough card once the price dropped to the present £110, we suppose.
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The 5770 became the 6770, and now the 7770, so no. But from what I understand, the 58xx became the 69xx and then the 78xx; then the 79xx series was put on top of that?

The 5770 became the 6870 because of the number change the 6000 series went through. The 5870 became the 6970 and the 5970 became the 6990. So the test SHOULD be the 7850 vs 6850 vs 5750.
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