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Right now i`ve got a 5850, in the best case i will get around 30% performance upgrade.

At the moment i dont think i need more power, on lastest games like Crysis 3 started to struggle a bit and in demanding games i can`t keep solid 60 fps, but i still can play most games 40-60fps without much problem.

I don`t know about nvidia, but amd won`t relase any new gpu on that budget this year and i can sell my 5850 and buy tha 660gtx, I should consider a 7870-XT?
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post #2 of 10
a 7850/7870 would be a much worthier upgrade
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which country are you from and do you have a budget. you can sell the HD 5850 for 90 dollars. you can go for Sapphire HD 7870 XT (235 after rebate) or Sapphire HD 7950 boost (270 after rebate) . both these cards are the best value for money cards and much faster than GTX 660 and HD 7870.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

HD 7950 boost will double the performance of the HD 5850. HD 7870 Tahiti LE is around 15 - 20% slower than HD 7950 boost. so still it would be 80% faster than HD 5850.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/31.html

here is a user comparison of both cards at same clocks

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345122/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-based-on-amd-tahiti-le-chip/70#post_19294019
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post #4 of 10
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I`m from Spain, 7850 not rlly worth for me, if i wana get the 2gb version the price is very close to a 7870/660

7950 is out of my budget at the moment, the 3 cards i have in mind 660 gtx gigabyte 195€/7870/7970 XT 205-215€ both saphiere but the XT is out of stock at the moment, they are more or less the same price, i wana avoid the 7870 because the black screen problem, i`ll have to check 7870 XT performance.
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post #5 of 10
go for the sapphire HD 7870 XT. at stock speeds performance matches HD 7950(800 Mhz) and GTX 660 Ti. overclocked to 1.2 ghz performance matches HD 7970(925 Mhz) . the Sapphire HD 7870 XT uses the tahiti le chip and a completely different design. does not suffer any of the problems of the regular sapphire hd 7870 based on the pitcairn chip.

Tahiti LE reviews

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg1/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-introduction.html

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/
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post #6 of 10
get the 7870/7870 XT if your budget is tight. i came from 5850 to 7870/660 Ti and it doubled my performance. it's like 2x 5850 in crossfire or better.
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post #7 of 10
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Well seems XT is the best option, i checked couple of site and no stock smile.gif
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post #8 of 10
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7870-XT from saphire having some problems at least on spain, is not the black loopback, but some users had to RMA their cards.

Right now i have in mind, 660 gtx gigabyte, evga gtx 3gb oc edition, not sure if it`s rlly worth it is like 20€ mor ethan the gigabyte or 660ti from pny wich s like 30€ more than the gigabyte.
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post #9 of 10
The 7870XT is the best bang for the buck right now, with near the performance of the 7950 or 660Ti and less money it is a no brainer.
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Does 660 HAWK is available on your country?
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