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hey guys ive currently got a 5850 at the moment, looking to upgrade between now and april, is there anything new coming out in this time period and what would be the best upgrade to go for ? im not sure of my budget yet so all suggestions welcomed.

Thanks for any help !
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post #2 of 14
A second 5850 would be cheapest option, and it would be on par with 5970/GTX580.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Seann View Post
A second 5850 would be cheapest option, and it would be on par with 5970/GTX580.
id rather get a better single card i never like having two older cards when i could just get a better single
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post #4 of 14
get a 5970 if you have the money.
    
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get a 5970 if you have the money.
are they the best around / for the foreseeable future ?
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post #6 of 14
You could get a 6990 in a couple weeks..
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post #7 of 14
sell 5850 and get a 6970 or 6990
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post #8 of 14
I moved to a 470 GTX AMP! from a 5850 for folding & noise purposes. Got it overclocked to 842/1692/1700 goes like hell and very quiet. The new 5 series looks interesting; also another 5850 would be a good option too

(OP is your xfx 5850 a xxx edition?)
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Originally Posted by ydna666 View Post
I moved to a 470 GTX AMP! from a 5850 for folding & noise purposes. Got it overclocked to 842/1692/1700 goes like hell and very quiet. The new 5 series looks interesting; also another 5850 would be a good option too

(OP is your xfx 5850 a xxx edition?)
nope its just xfx standard
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post #10 of 14
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also possibly useful additional info, ill be using it for gaming at 1920x1200 res on my dual screen, no space for a 3rd screen at the moment
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