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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
apologies for my wrong information.

if i am correct--a single 5850 outperforms a single 6850?

EDIT:
also how is the cfx scaling for the 5000 series?
1) Yup. Of course you're comparing a $180 low-end card to a $250 mid-range card.

2) The 6000 series cards scale a great deal better. It depends on the title though. Sometimes only a few FPS, in some games in that Guru3D review 30FPS.
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post #12 of 17
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6000 series cards in CrossFire scale better for the dollar than the 5000s. Thus 6850s in CF keep up if not pass the 5850s in CF:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...firex-review/7

Cherry picked bench but besides that, you can get 5850's for $150 so why would I spend way more for the same performance? OP stick with the 5850's. They are really the price/performance value right now with the 6xxx series being as mediocre as they are.

Case in point: Mysterious lack of 6xxx series cards in the lineup. And I just happened upon this right after posting here. There are many more.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...l#post11411430
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Cherry picked bench but besides that, you can get 5850's for $150 so why would I spend way more for the same performance? OP stick with the 5850's. They are really the price/performance value right now with the 6xxx series being as mediocre as they are.
i paid $280 for my 5850 2 months ago...
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Cherry picked bench but besides that, you can get 5850's for $150 so why would I spend way more for the same performance? OP stick with the 5850's. They are really the price/performance value right now with the 6xxx series being as mediocre as they are.
Read the review. The link I posted was the first of 7 games and benches where the 6850CF meets and often beats the 5850CF. Go and read it before you choose to be flippant.
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To the OP.

This is one of the best test I have seen to date. All current top 5 and 6 sieries cards in CF and Eyefinity in one test.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com..._Review_Page_4

6850cf is faster than 5850cf in most tests and eyefinity. One more 5850 is not a bad option when you already have one though.
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its not gona hurt your rig, but you will not have the best settings or anything
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The 5850's are great cards. People forget stock they are only clocked at 725 compared to 775 for the 6850 but can overclock way beyond that.

Here is my two little 5850's in crossfire scoring 9384 in 3d mark 11

http://www.overclock.net/11628395-post258.html
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