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I'm looking to replace my old 3870. I'm looking at the 5830 and 6850. Which is more worth the cash? And most important are either one worth the upgrade from my card? Any opinions appreciated.
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post #2 of 9
6870 = 5830
6850 = 5770
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post #3 of 9
I would get the 6850 over the 5830.
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post #4 of 9
Get the 5830.

Unless you'd prefer 3D support over a few extra frames per second.
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post #5 of 9
I can highly suggest a 6850, but a 5850 isnt bad either. The 5850 has a bit more muscle, but the 6850 scales better in crossfire. So, if you plan to add a second card, get a 6850. If not, get a 5850 on sale and call it a day.

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Originally Posted by OverTheBelow View Post
Get the 5830.

Unless you'd prefer 3D support over a few extra frames per second.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

6850=Number 18
5830=Number 26

Get the 6850 over a 5830 any day.
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post #6 of 9
6850 will have better support since all the new drivers are for the 6xxx series, so go with that, or try for a 6870.
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post #7 of 9
i say you should go for a 6870 or the 6950 1GB for future upgrades.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Brenslick View Post
I can highly suggest a 6850, but a 5850 isnt bad either. The 5850 has a bit more muscle, but the 6850 scales better in crossfire. So, if you plan to add a second card, get a 6850. If not, get a 5850 on sale and call it a day.



http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

6850=Number 18
5830=Number 26

Get the 6850 over a 5830 any day.
Okay, thanks. Il shoot for the 5850 unless the 6850 is a whole lot cheaper when i order it. Thanks for the help everyone
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Hey I got a almost brand new gigabyte 5830 still under warranty that ill let go for 120 shipped. I'm pay pal verified and got 100% eBay account feedback. I could show you the pics if interested. The card is about 4 months old and hasn't seen much use. The card itself is immaculate but the pictures speak better in this case.
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