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Upgrade from 5850 to 560 Ti?

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How much performance increase will I get from an upgrade from a 5850 to a 560 Ti? Is it worth it? How mush cash will I get for the XFX 5850, never overclocked, without retail box?

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Not much. Here you go -

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=330
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Small difference.

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5850 is still pretty beastly. Unless you're trying to game above 1080p why upgrade at all?

Crossfire would be a better upgrade route, unless you really want PhysX support.
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I as going for the 560 because I need a Nvidia card for CUDA, and I didnt want to get much hotter, or much more power usage then my current card.

And PhysX for games, and I'm tired of ATI drivers crashing on me.
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I'm in the same boat, thinking of upgrading from my 5850 to a 560ti, I plan on getting a single 560 now and then in 2-3 months a second one for SLI.
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Is it worth it solely from a $/fps gain? No.

Is it worth it if you're sick of ATI drivers, need CUDA, want PhysX, and can sell your current card at a minimal loss? Yes.
    
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So how much can I get rid of my 5850 for? and where should I sell it?
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So how much can I get rid of my 5850 for? and where should I sell it?
Is it an OC model? This Asus seems to be the cheapest OC/dual slot version and goes for $185 new. You could probably get ~160 or so for it or so. Maybe more if you sell it to someone who doesn't bother researching prices.
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I as going for the 560 because I need a Nvidia card for CUDA, and I didnt want to get much hotter, or much more power usage then my current card.

And PhysX for games, and I'm tired of ATI drivers crashing on me.
A lot of people wave CUDA around on a stick, but don't actually use it.
What program(s) do you need CUDA for?
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