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5770 to 6850: Would I notice a significant difference?

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I wanted to save up for a 6950 and flash to 6970 but I am too impatient and too poor.

How much better is the 6850? Is it worth selling my ASUS 5770 (I don't know how much it is) and buying the 6850?
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
I wanted to save up for a 6950 and flash to 6970 but I am too impatient and too poor.

How much better is the 6850? Is it worth selling my ASUS 5770 (I don't know how much it is) and buying the 6850?
Probably wouldn't be worth the upgrade. 6850 is a great card, but not coming from a 5770.
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y dont u buy 6870 ???
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post #4 of 12
If you can find an HD 6850 on sale/rebate for $150 like I did, then you will get 50-100% performance increase over your 5770. I was coming from a 960/1350 clocked 5750, and it's quite the noticeable improvement, particularly in dx11 applications. I took a look at the highest 3dmark11 scores for a phenom II and a single 5770 and compared them to my own scores for your comparison:

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Way better card!
    
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yes you would!
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hell yes, it's a big difference and well worth it.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Probably wouldn't be worth the upgrade. 6850 is a great card, but not coming from a 5770.
This.

There is a difference but it's not significant. You'd probably need a highly clocked 6870 or even a 6950 to get an appreciable difference.

Grab a 6870 and overclock that sucker.
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post #9 of 12
I would say not really, I suggest save up and get an HD 6950 with a promo from newegg. Trust me, that $80 difference from a $150 HD 6850 and an HD 6950 will be like night and day
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I suggest a 1GB 5870 or a 1GB 6950.
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