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Well i have had my 5850 for over a year and i want something new...my concern is bf3, i hope a 580 will max it as it will be my main game upon release.. is it a bad move to get the card now? should i wait for the gtx 6xx series?


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post #2 of 18
grab another 5850 and xfire them?

If you absolutely want to go green, the 570's are great choices and they overclock well (as long as you don't disable OCP and go for crazy clocks)
post #3 of 18
^ is right..SLI/Xfire is almost always cheaper and almost always superior..look into it before sinking $500 into a 580
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post #4 of 18
Try to look around for two gtx 480's. They can be found for less than $300 a piece and can easily be considered the best video card for the money right now. In Sli its amazing and will easily run BF3 maxed out.
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post #5 of 18
Go for 5850 Xfire and when BF3 gets released you'll will be able to upgrade if required
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post #6 of 18
I had 5850's in CF for about a month and I was not happy with the results of them. I flipped em on here and got a GTX 570 and couldn't be happier! I love my 570! Its quiet runs everything great and ended up costing me $315 after MIR!
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post #7 of 18
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...80-soc-review/

Gigabyte GTX 480 soc, Its a beast and it's finally quiet and cool. It also performs VERY close to gtx 580 levels for peanuts money
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post #8 of 18
If you want to go the 570 route, I'd highly recommend looking into a 480 with an aftermarket cooler (see galaxy) for the same price or less as a 570.You dont have to worry about the heat and noise issues that way, probably save a few bucks, and also you have the piece of mind that it's a sturdy card that can really take a beating unlike the sometimes fickle 570s (I've killed two with OCP on).

http://www.cometsupply.com/mp/GALAXY...H5HS3PMJ/r/gg/

I dont know about that retailer, but the price is right
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post #9 of 18
GTX 480
Bargains to be had,bought mine new 2 weeks ago from scan.co.uk for £189.99.
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post #10 of 18
Battlefield 3 could probably be maxed on an overclocked 570. I'd imagine with how verbal the developer is about it being made for the PC, that it would be optimized well for the PC. Honestly though, you should just get another 5850.

Side note: If you aren't hurting, wait to upgrade. Hopefully the prices will drop a bit.
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