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My orphaned 5850

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I recently upgraded my GPU to the 5970 early this year and now my poor old 5850 just sits in the anti-static bag. Is there any way I could either A.) add it to my system to boost preformace mabye CF but iirc that tunes down the 5970 to 5850 settings. Or B.) Should I look to sell it?

Thanks for any and all help!
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post #2 of 8
Yea, just stick it into your PC for Tri-Fire!

The 5970 is just two 5870 cores at 5850 speeds. It'll go right in line with everything.
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You sure can crossfire it.
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What kind of performance would i be looking to gain from adding the extra card?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
What kind of performance would i be looking to gain from adding the extra card?
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=112113

random forum posting benches, he didn't post the 5970 alone to compare though. also not sure why he only did dx10.
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What do you think I could get if i sold it 100$+?
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
What do you think I could get if i sold it 100$+?
it all depends on Reference or not...how much warranty is left over and what brand of 5850
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post #8 of 8
You won't get much benefits, my 5850 (OC'd) is enough for any game I play @ 1920x1200
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