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looks on par with the 6850
The 6850 is a slight improvement over the 5850.
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Ok well I need a quick answer then to get the friday postage, HIS card, or Asus card?
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Hi all,

Straight to business, I'm running a 512mb 4870 at the moment, and it runs fine for world of warcraft and similar games that are more cpu intensive.

However, I feel it struggles a little with the newer, more gpu intensive games

What would be the best thing to do for my money (roughly £200)?

This 5870 is *suspiciously* cheaper than quite a few others, and obviously would be a huge leap forward in performance for me... What I need to know is WHY it might be cheaper than other 5870's, maybe due to it being replaced to the new 6xxx series cards that I know nothing about

And on that note, would I be better off with a newer 6xxx card for my money? I don't understand the new number much, but I hear the new cards were mainly to increase power efficiency etc

Let me know what you think
Sounds like you lack video memory. The 4870 that I have works fine for most games. I have 1 gig of memory on the card.
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Ok well I need a quick answer then to get the friday postage, HIS card, or Asus card?
As brands go Asus.
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5870>6870>5850>6850>460...you thought about gtx 470?
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6850 is not on par with 5850, 5850 performs better than the 6860, while the 6850 draws lees power and runs cooler
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Well I grabbed the Asus 6950 now, and its got 2Gb of video memorey... guess I need to install the 64 bit windows now?
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Well I grabbed the Asus 6950 now, and its got 2Gb of video memorey... guess I need to install the 64 bit windows now?
Unlock that baby!
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Haha I will have to find some articles on that then Nice rig btw mate
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