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Hey guys, just a quick Question.

What is better;

A MSI ATI Radeon HD 5850 Twin FrozR II £149.99

or

A SI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK "Super-OC" £174.99

I will OC the card I get to within its limits, I just want the best I can get for around £175 max.

I am open to suggestions and please no fanboi wars.

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Off to bed, will answer any replies tomorrow, sorry.
    
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post #3 of 15
I'd honestly get the cheaper one because they're pretty similar. How much ram does the GTX 460 have? 768MB or 1GB (or something else)?
    
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Twin Frozr 5850.
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post #5 of 15
Does noone else wonder where the hell he is getting an hd5850 for 150$?????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????
oh almost forgot to answer question, the HD5850 was designed to keep up with the GTX 470 which it sometimes beats out, so ya HD5850 is WAYYY > than GTX 460.
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Always always always 5850
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lmo00oo View Post
There you go. Cheaper and you get Assassins Creed II.
    
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post #9 of 15
Im about to FLIP $*1t. I thought i got a good price on my 5850, but that price is literally at least 27% mentally retarted.
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post #10 of 15
Id go with a non- overclocked 460 then just do it yourself. 5850 came out way before the 470, so I doubt it was built to compete.

I have a 5850 and a 460 and they are pretty comparable. Depends if you want physx, or cuda cores. Go Nvidia if you are going to fold with it, but both are good
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