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I'm a die-hard Nvidia fan so for a 5000 series card to catch my eye is a feat. biggrin.gif

It's an ASUS DirectCU 5850 that someone flashed to a 5870 for clocks and voltages.

OR

A re-certified PNY XLR8 GTX 470 from Newegg.

The 5850 is being sold to me for $170 unless I go for the 470 which is on sale for $190.

Soooo what's better from this bunch? biggrin.gif Probably started this in the wrong section...
     
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post #2 of 79
Yeah you probably should have put this in the General GPU section but yeah well.
The 470 is equal to a 5870 so it will be faster then the 5850 at 5870 speeds(the 5850 has less SP's so it would need to actually be around 900 core to match the 5870). Also it (470) will overclock further increasing the performance gap.
Edited by nagle3092 - 2/10/11 at 11:55pm
 
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Can someone confirm this please?
     
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I could have sworn that the 470 = 5850.
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http://www.techspot.com/review/283-geforce-gtx-400-vs-radeon-hd-5800/page5.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/30321-nvidia-geforce-gtx-470-review-14.html

These are year old reviews (I couldn't find anything new off hand). Pretty much shows the 5850 and 470 neck and neck. Now with drivers updates the 470 is probably faster (slightly weaker then the 5870), but I personally would go with the cheapest option. The cards are close enough in performance for me.

But if you plan on playing a lot of DX11 (with heavy tessellation) games, probably safer to go 470.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Haze80;12349312 
I could have sworn that the 470 = 5850.

yes
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post #7 of 79
The 5850 at 5870 clocks would most likely perform a little better than a 470. That being said, they're so close in performance and cost that it's really all preference.
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/715548-ati-radeon-hd-5870-vs-nvidia.html

Heres a review of the 6870 which is better than the 5850 and the 470 and 6870 trade blows.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/27/xfx_radeon_hd_6870_black_edition_video_card_review/1

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470 wins
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470 wins
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5850 wins
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470 wins
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5850 wins
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5850 wins
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5850 wins
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470 wins
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470 wins
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470 wins
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5850 wins
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470 wins
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470 wins
Most of the time you can see the 470 pulls ahead. The 470 even beats the 6950 sometimes. Thats 10 wins for the 470 and 6 for the 5850. At the end of the day its your money so you will decide but I think the 470 would be the better choice.
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Alrighty. Well... the 5850s are at 5870 clocks, bios flashed, and they're the ASUS DirectCU models. (each have a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector) o_o
     
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Alrighty. Well... the 5850s are at 5870 clocks, bios flashed, and they're the ASUS DirectCU models. (each have a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector) o_o

So it's not just some stock 5850 or I'd go with the 470 outright. >.<</div>

If you notice the 470 beats the 5870 a handful of times. Also remember the 5850 will not be as fast as the 5870 even if its clocked the same, it has less SP's so it will need to be clocked higher to actually match the 5870. The 470s are good overclockers as well.
 
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