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Poll Results: Which BUDGET graphics card for BF3 @ 1080p @ 60fps @ medium/high settings?

 
  • 28% (2)
    GTX 460
  • 42% (3)
    Radeon 6850
  • 28% (2)
    Other (please reply which one :D)
7 Total Votes  
post #11 of 17
a 5850 can also go for $150 or more. They're still extremely powerful for folding so demand for them is still quite high.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

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-I can use the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus II to overclock either of the cards to the MAX
That Xtreme Plus won't work any kind of magic on a 6850 that will be better than just spending the $90 on a better gpu. Put that money towards a 6950 or 560ti, imo.

Ah, the thing is I already bought that Accelero Xtreme a long time ago... worriedsmiley.gif
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

I have voted other and here's why.
A single ATI 5850 will surpass BOTH cards by a decent amount in BF3. An overclocked 6850 beats an overclocked 460, and an overclocked 5850 beats the overclocked 6850. So - you're better off with a 5850 or equal performance to it (6870) than either cards you've listed. thumb.gif

Can't find any Radeon 5850s in stock anywhere sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #14 of 17
Try and extend your budget a tad and go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

I have voted other and here's why.
A single ATI 5850 will surpass BOTH cards by a decent amount in BF3. An overclocked 6850 beats an overclocked 460, and an overclocked 5850 beats the overclocked 6850. So - you're better off with a 5850 or equal performance to it (6870) than either cards you've listed. thumb.gif

Can't find any Radeon 5850s in stock anywhere sad-smiley-002.gif

Well I've one to sell if you can't find one elsewhere! tongue.gif

But even if you were to buy something new which I tried to hint at in my other post (6870) - you'd be better off. thumb.gif
    
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post #16 of 17
you can always finda great deal in the OCN market area. thumb.gif
That's where I got my 6870 nearly brand new for $125
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post #17 of 17
Your PSU has 1 6-pin power connector, the 460 needs 2 while the 6850 needs one, therefore I voted 6850
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