in your situation I sold my beloved 5850 and bought 2 gtx 460s, wont cost you much more, and youl be getting awesome performance and really good value, it practically works out that you dont lose any money when you look at what 2 5850s would have cost you to begin with. Did for me anyhow
I bought my 5850 for roughly Â£225
I could now (and you) pick one up for Â£150 (roughly)
That makes Â£375 you will have spent in total.
Â£375 worth of cards is equivalent to a gtx 580 in power, which costs just over Â£400.
Bear in mind that you have already owned your 5850 for a while, so youve also gained in that respect.
So you dont want to end up with less power than 2x 5850s, if you end up spending Â£375 in total.
I was able to sell my 5850 for Â£150, and I was able to buy 2 x gtx 460s for Â£320 (cause they are hawks)
So, the point is, I ended up paying and extra Â£150 than what I started with, and ended up with the same if not better performance than 2 5850s
and gained gtx 580 (beating) power, for less! even though id already had the benifit of owning the 5850 for a year. It was a beauty too, 950mhz @ 1.162v
Hope you know what I mean
Think about total cost and what your going to end up with.
5850 is better than 6870 in solo, but in crossfire the 6870 is another level up, and only worth getting if your going to crossfire it eventially when its price dropsEdited by Juliancahillane - 2/25/11 at 8:44am