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post #1 of 17
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Currently have what is in my sig rig. Looking for something newer, preferably single card but will CFX if necessary. I prefer ATI. I play a lot of games that are moderately graphic intensive (Dead Space, LFD, etc.). I was thinking about a 5xxx series but am open to suggestions.
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post #2 of 17
One vote for the 5850. It's gotten as cheap as a 6850 while performing much better.
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post #3 of 17
If you're after a new card, I'd just go for a 6xxx series card and be done with it.

But if you insist; 5850 is a good card.
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post #4 of 17
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The 6850 caught my attention. Slightly better price then the 5850. Any ideas what kind of performance improvements I'd see over my current setup?
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post #5 of 17
depends on how much you're trying to spend ... but 6950 2GB and then flash it to a 6970 is the best deal anywhere right now
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post #6 of 17
Twin 4850s are around the level of a 280, slightly faster than a 9800GX2 actually. So a 6850 would be a nice improvement. You'd see significantly better minimum frames and higher constant average fps in games.
     
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post #7 of 17
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Trigger pulled!

This shall be my new toy:



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post #8 of 17
good call, they generally have more headroom to overclock then the 6870 as well. Probably the best bang for the buck ati card available
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
Trigger pulled!

This shall be my new toy:




I love shiny new toys, but why HIS?
    
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
I love shiny new toys, but why HIS?
all those REFERENCE cards are the same they just have different stickers on the card's and different warrantys from the manufactor
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