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Need to upgrade my 5850 crossfire setup to a single card setup. Need something that is atleast 2 to 3 times as powerfull as a single 5850, and is able to run 3 monitors ( extended, not eyefinity or similar)

budget cost 300 euro (400 usd) Prefer ATI but it can also be Nvidia. if its not possible with that budget let me know what card I should get and I'll save up next month so I can afford a 760USD (600euro card)
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I believe you're looking at 680 territory performance wise...
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the 5850 is getting old, isn't it almost 3 years old, are you sure 680 would be it? the card doesn't have to be 2 times as powerfull as 2 5850's on crossfire, just one 5850.

I need something that would match or exceed the performance of 2 5850's on crossfire in a single card.
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post #4 of 23
Perhaps a HD7870 for your price range? 2GB vRAM will be fine for tri-screen and the 7870 performs well above the GTX 570 in many instances.
post #5 of 23
Save up and go for 7970 or 680. Maybe grab an ssd if you dont have one as the cards are about 500.


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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by EkseF View Post

the 5850 is getting old, isn't it almost 3 years old, are you sure 680 would be it? the card doesn't have to be 2 times as powerfull as 2 5850's on crossfire, just one 5850.
I need something that would match or exceed the performance of 2 5850's on crossfire in a single card.

Oh ok, sounded like you wanted twice the power of 5850 in crossfire tongue.gif I wouldn't opt for a card that's twice the power of a single 5850, might as well spend a little extra and get some more performance.
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post #7 of 23
7870 is the way to go in that price range. But, i would recommend to save some money and go for 7950. It will be twice as powerful and 3 gb vram will be great in multi monitor setups.thumb.gif
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post #8 of 23
for about 450 you can get a 3gb 7950 or for 100+ more bucks you can get a 680.

I like the idea of the 7950, might be the best, but I think the 3gbis will be good in the long rung. And if you oc it some you'd be right there with a stk 7970.

So if you could pull that off, you.d be set for a while, and no need to upgrade
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I see the 7950 is pci-e 3.0 my mainboard is pci-e 2.0 will that be an issue? found a "XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950, 3GB GDDR5, Core Edition, DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDP, PCI-E 3.0" for 429€ - 560USD - good deal or not?
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post #10 of 23
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So right now im looking at 7870 and 7950. the pci-e 3.0 should not be a issue? it should work on 2.0 which according to wikipedia is still underutilized ? so It wouldn't cause any or little performance loss?

the 7950 should be no problem at 429 euro if I can find a buyer for both of my 5850's at 100€
Edited by EkseF - 4/7/12 at 11:14pm
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