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Should I upgrade to CF 5830s?

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I have a 5850 reference card that I am able to sell at $230 CDN.
I was looking for some upgrade and saw a 5830 for $120 CDN, so it should make $240 if I buy two of them.
Would it make a noticeable difference for $10-15? Should I just wait or buy another 5850 for the cheap?
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oh yes!

5830 is one notch below a 5850. but both in CFX will blow a single 5850 away by miles
    
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I can also get a 6870 for $230...

Seems like 5830 CF isn't worth it if I'm referring myself to TweakTown's review

EDIT: Like in this picture

http://images.tweaktown.com/content/3/1/3170_33.png

Overclocking a 5850 to reach the 5870 performance level would be better I think... I can also get a 5850 for $195 here...
Edited by yann3804 - 12/30/10 at 10:35am
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I'd wait until I had about $50 and then sell the 5850 and get the HD 6950 and unlock it to a 6970 which it seems to work 100% of the time apparently, I personally believe that'd be your best option if you can come up with the extra money or if you can spend the extra money on a 6950 already. If not I'd keep the 5850 and overclock it some more to 1GHz OR if you must change your setup and get a new card and can't spend any money I'd get a 6850/70 I haven't seen 5830 CF results in awhile but its about on par with a 5870, you can always add another 6850/70 later and get almost linear performance.
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Who the hell is going to pay $230 for a 5850?
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Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
Who the hell is going to pay $230 for a 5850?
Sadly, this is too true
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At 1680 x 1050, I'd sit on a 5850.
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