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5850 or 6850?

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so, i wanna noe which 1 performs better and for their price. they both got smiliar price but im not sure which one would be the better. and will it make a difference if you run them in crossfire mode. thanks
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the HD 5850 is best of those two. I have 2x 5850's in CrossfireX and they run exceptionally well. The 6850 is closer in performance to the 5770 than the 5850.

I would get the 5850.


Here's a quote from Tom's Hardware:
"The HD 6850 is faster than the HD 5830, but slower than the HD 5850. I would say the HD 6850 will give you around 90% the performance of the HD 5850." -- source: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/30...-hd5770-hd6850
Edited by t0adphr0g - 2/3/11 at 6:14am
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5850s can be had for roughly 200-250.
6850s also range in 175-225.

I personally would get a 6870.
 
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