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I have the choice to buy a Asus DirectCu Top HD5850 for $194, a VisionTek 6870 for $189.99 or a GTX460 1GB for $160. I'm really looking for the price/performance ratio, and I will be overclocking the card, for sure. So we're talking about overclocked performance.

Which one should I buy?

EDIT: The VisionTek 6870 is sold out, so it's not a choice anymore
EDIT#2: Forgot to mention that the HD5850 also has $30 Mail-in rebate... So about $170 at the end
Edited by yann3804 - 1/20/11 at 2:23pm
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6870 hands down,but VisionTek scares me.
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I thought the HD5850 was faster than a 6870, am I wrong? The 6870 was supposed to compete with the 5770..
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I would go with HD 5850 just because its ASUS and has better colling. At stock HD 6870 is the fastest from all but OCed HD 5850 should be as fast.
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No, the 6870 is faster than a 5850 and it scales better in crossfire, and it would me my choice as well.
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wow, a 6870 for $190? definitely go for that even if it's a visiontek.
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post #7 of 17
the 6870 if is a reference card, but is not much overclocking potential
or the gtx460 160 is a very good price (if its not a evga se)
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
6870 hands down,but VisionTek scares me.
Nice ninja edit

I just checked the VisionTek 6870 and it was sold out. So the two choices left are a Cyclone 1GB GTX460 for $150 (If I'm able to price-match it with my local store) or a HD5850 DirectCu TOP for $194.48
I may even be able to get SLI GTX460 if it's worth the $300
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
I thought the HD5850 was faster than a 6870, am I wrong? The 6870 was supposed to compete with the 5770..
From what I understood, the hd6870 was rumored to compete with the hd5770 in price. Not in performance. The hd 6870 sits between the 5850 and 5870, and when overclocked can sit between the gtx470 and gtx480.

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post #10 of 17
It goes 460-> 5850-> 6870 in terms of performance slowest to fastest. The 6870s are not great overclockers, the 5850 overclock very well along with the 460. I've had the 5850s and 6870s, the 6XXX cards scale very well. Much better than the 5XXX cards. I would go with either the 460 or 5850 though for your res, probably the 460 since they get some crazy oc's.

Just seen the $150 price match price, deffinitly get the 460. That should be more than enough for 1650x1050.
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