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5850 to gtx 570? is that gonna be worth it do ya guys think? I have been wanting to go green after a year of ati, i am kinda sick of ati drivers (pylon bug, bad bfbc2 fps, etc.) So i am just wondering if anyone else has made this jump, and has liked or not like the new card?
    
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570 performs much better and drivers would certainly be better. I can't see what you wouldn't like about upgrading.
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570 is a bawss'
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do it, it'll be a noticeable upgrade
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I never had any driver issues with my 5870 or 5850. However, the GTX570 is faster than both of them. I fully recomend it and thought it was a good upgrade.
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A overclocked HD 5850 can get very close to a stock GTX570 so dont expect huge performance gains. 20-30% at best. This by any means will not make a unplayable game playable.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;11945345 
A overclocked HD 5850 can get very close to a stock GTX570 so dont expect huge performance gains. 20-30% at best. This by any means will not make a unplayable game playable.

Depends what you are after. In one game with v-sync my fraps would drop to 35 in certain areas. With the GTX570 I could hold 60fps. Both were playable just the GTX570 was more enjoyable.

The 5850 was not a bad card and i would still recomend it in its own price range.
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Given this :
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In average if you got 100fps in GTX570 you would get 78fps in HD 5850. My HD 5850 @ 1Ghz/1.25Ghz was ~ 25% perfroamnce over stock so 78*1.25 = 97 fps. GTX570 will OC ~ 900Mhz and get GTX580 like performance so 15-20% increase so you would be getting 120fps. If drivers are a problem with ATi then get Nvidia and you might get lucky. By any means one side is better then the other in drivers. I use both and both have problems but as far as build quality GTX580 at least is a one step up of HD 69XX.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabe63;11945449 
Depends what you are after. In one game with v-sync my fraps would drop to 35 in certain areas. With the GTX570 I could hold 60fps. Both were playable just the GTX570 was more enjoyable.

The 5850 was not a bad card and i would still recomend it in its own price range.

Could be VRAM limitations or a Nvidia favored game. I'm surprised the jump from 5850 to 570 nearly doubled your frames.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rpg2;11945722 
Could be VRAM limitations or a Nvidia favored game. I'm surprised the jump from 5850 to 570 nearly doubled your frames.

It did not double the frames, it was the minimum that was helped. Average is another thing.

I don't think the vram was an issue but I won't guarantee it. The GTX470 in the photo was not an upgrade to the 5870 and was returned. The 2gb on my 5870 should be a match to the GTX570.

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