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I haven't upgraded cards all that many times, this will only be my fifth gpu lol (nvidia vanta -> ati 9600XT -> chaintech 6600GT -> msi 8800gtoc -> sapphire 5850).

Coming from an 8800GT - what kind of performance leap will I see? I've checked some reviews, but all the benchmarks were over a year old, and I figure driver improvements might have upped those numbers a bit. Obviously I'll find out when I get the card (should be coming in the next day or two), but I'm really excited and I just wanna see some numbers if anybody has some more current information
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Coming from a 8800gt, you should see a very nice improvement all around. Also, ive owned the 5850 and its a great card. i had no problem overclocking my 5850 PAST 5870 speeds without even touching the voltage. Enjoy your card!
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You'll be one happy camper. lol I made similar 9800GT to 5850 jump and it just felt like a huge difference but I did a CPU upgrade at the same time.

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Thanks to both of you. I won't get that kind of improvement with my X4 920, but I'll be sticking to older games for the most part anyway
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