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I have the chance of getting either a XFX 5830 (this one) or an EVGA GTX285 (this one) for $100 each locally.

Which one do I choose? I game at 1080p, and mostly play BFBC2. DX11 is non-factor as I will be getting a more modern card later. I will be upgrading from a 4870 512mb.

What would you choose and why?
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post #2 of 25
Side grade tbh. But go for the 285.
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I'm just so bored with the 4870..... I have had it forever. It just refuses to perform badly in games. Mind you I will be selling the 4870 for about $70 so this upgrade will only cost me about $30 out of pocket. Having 512mb vram is def starting to take its toll on these newer games.
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post #4 of 25
Bear in mind the HD5830 will do DX11 if you are interested in that sort of thing.

NVM!

EDIT
http://www.hwcompare.com/17/geforce-...adeon-hd-5830/

THis link shows the GTX 285 just out performs the 5830. If DX11 is really not a point you are bothered about, I guess the GTX 285 makes sense for you.
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post #5 of 25
I think someone is selling a 4850x2 in the for sale section. From what I've heard it'll beat out a GTX285.

EDIT:

http://www.overclock.net/video/69331...dr3-175-a.html

EDIT2: NVM, I saw your price range.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/7/11 at 8:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitche01 View Post
Bear in mind the HD5830 will do DX11 if you are interested in that sort of thing.
I suggest you re-read my first post.

Edit- nice


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Originally Posted by TheSchlaf View Post
I think someone is selling a 4850x2 in the for sale section. From what I've heard it'll beat out a GTX285.
I'm not a big dual-gpu kinda guy.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 2/7/11 at 8:52am
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post #7 of 25
5830 is equivalent to a 4890. So its either a fully functional old card or a stripped down new card. I'd go with the 285 so you can try Phsyx and CUDA and all that other nVidia gimmick stuff.
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Hmmm, i had a 4870 and went to XFX 285, but i would tell you to get the 5830. It has potential for more in the future. But if CUDA is involved - as i'm using it - then GTX 285
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post #9 of 25
dx11 if you do play bc2, might as well enjoy the stunning visuals if you're upgrading
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post #10 of 25
The 5830 dumps the heat into the case, 285 exhausts it and since you got tired of 4870 maybe you should try the green side now
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