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Poll Results: SB or second 5850

 
  • 50% (26)
    Sandy bridge, sell current hardware, Join dark side
  • 49% (25)
    Just get another 5850 and be happy with AMD
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post #31 of 51
I say get another HD5850 or sell your current HD5850 and get the new HD69XX. Or you could save $$$ now for a better GPU and extra LCDs for an Eyefinity setup.
Edited by Raiden911 - 1/27/11 at 1:06pm
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post #32 of 51
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I built my first rig a little over a year ago and I have gone nuts with it.... Look at what these forums did to me!!!
Welcome to the club my friend Kind of contagious, huh?
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by Pao View Post
It wouldn't at all, but I decided to just ignore that post in the end, I really wanted to scoff at it however.

Wait, did this count as me scoffing at it? Shoot! I tried to not do so and did so anyhow!
Hate to tell you but it will in cpu intensive games, I used to have dual 5850s and 6870s and a x4 at 4.0. My setup would get destroyed in games that needed a good cpu like crysis. There was literally a 25fps difference between the x4 and an i7 with the same gpu setup. Face it the architecture is not the best or even close to it, dont be a fanboy and root for what you think is best just because you have it. The upgrade will be worth it.
 
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post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Hate to tell you but it will in cpu intensive games, I used to have dual 5850s and 6870s and a x4 at 4.0. My setup would get destroyed in games that needed a good cpu like crysis. There was literally a 25fps difference between the x4 and an i7 with the same gpu setup. Face it the architecture is not the best or even close to it, dont be a fanboy and root for what you think is best just because you have it. The upgrade will be worth it.
I would like to see some proof of this...... Because frankly I have proof proving close to the opposite.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fx,2613-9.html
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post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I would like to see some proof of this...... Because frankly I have proof proving close to the opposite.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fx,2613-9.html
At the end of the day, there's nothin' like proof
post #36 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Hate to tell you but it will in cpu intensive games, I used to have dual 5850s and 6870s and a x4 at 4.0. My setup would get destroyed in games that needed a good cpu like crysis. There was literally a 25fps difference between the x4 and an i7 with the same gpu setup. Face it the architecture is not the best or even close to it, dont be a fanboy and root for what you think is best just because you have it. The upgrade will be worth it.
Yes and had you upgraded your cards to 6970's your fps would have gone up then too, does that mean your cards were infact bottlenecking your cpu?

No.
     
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post #37 of 51
Give me a minute to find the thread where me and another member compared.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/894798-...ssfirex-2.html

There you go. Look at post 22 and 25. Decide for yourself. Your wasting money buying another 5850to use with your x6 (no offense thats just the way it is).
Also in the review you posted they were not using crossfire and notice how the x6 got beat by the x4 and still lost to an i5. The upgrade will be more than worth it OP, then you can get another 5850 for cheap on here and let them stretch their legs with your new SB build.

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At the end of the day, there's nothin' like proof
Proof feels good dont it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pao View Post
Yes and had you upgraded your cards to 6970's your fps would have gone up then too, does that mean your cards were infact bottlenecking your cpu?

No.
Yes it would have went up a little but not like moving to the intel architecture would.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/27/11 at 1:44pm
 
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post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Give me a minute to find the thread where me and another member compared.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/894798-...ssfirex-2.html

There you go. Look at post 22 and 25. Decide for yourself.
Also in the review you posted they were not using crossfire.



Proof feels good dont it



Yes it would have went up a little but not like moving to the intel architecture would.

There are way too many variables in the situation to believe what you and another guy on the forums found from benchmarking. The other guy even admitted it saying he had too many background programs running that messed up his first result. Also your comparing a quad core to a 6 core any ways.

This is why toms and other sites do reviews that eliminate all variables.

Sorry but I will believe toms hardware over you and another guy's results on the forums.

And not to sound like I am knocking you too hard.... you have balls for standing your ground against everyone
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post #39 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
There are way too many variables in the situation to believe what you and another guy on the forums found from benchmarking. The other guy even admitted it saying he had too many background programs running that messed up his first result. Also your comparing a quad core to a 6 core any ways.

This is why toms and other sites do reviews that eliminate all variables.

Sorry but I will believe toms hardware over you and another guy's results on the forums.

And not to sound like I am knocking you too hard.... you have balls for standing your ground against everyone
The first set of test he ran were messed up. Thats why my setup was beating his. He fixed it and re ran the tests. Dont worry I aint taking it hard, I'm trying to help you decide. If you dont want my advice its ok life goes on. But when you get lackluster results (believe me I expected more when I had those cards) you cant say you werent forwarned. I used to be an AMD diehard then I decided to give the other side a chance, the difference is like night and day. My 1 570 gets almost the same results as the ones I had in that thread. Also the x4 vs x6 isnt a good arguement because in the review you posted the x6 was beaten by the x4. Just food for thought.

at the rep comment, thats pretty funny.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/27/11 at 2:03pm
 
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Ugh, even as we are talking about this I find myself on newegg looking at a 2500k and looking for MB's....
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