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Why is the newer series cheaper than the 5xxx models?
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...because the 6850 is weaker than the 5850. The follow-up of the 5850 is the 6950.
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well thats easy to compare just look at their streaming processor different
The 5850 has 1440 Stream Processing Units while 6850 only has 960.
that apply for any other ati gpu aswel the more streaming Processing units they have the more expensive they are.
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Is the 6850 stronger than mine current one and the 5770 by a fair bit?
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Is the 6850 stronger than mine current one and the 5770 by a fair bit?


Just google 6850 benchmarks.
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Is the 6850 stronger than mine current one and the 5770 by a fair bit?
Not different enough to upgrade unless you like benchmark numbers.
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Is the 6850 stronger than mine current one and the 5770 by a fair bit?
Barely if any. From 4870 or 5770 there's no reason to upgrade at anything less than 6870 or faster. Personally, if you already have a 4870 1GB, I wouldn't look at anything less than 6950 for ATI.
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Mine at the moment is a single slot one and heats the room up nicely, also want to take advantage of DX11. What about Nvidia any that they have to offer would be a nice upgrade Ideally don't want to spend more than say £180 on a card.
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