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post #1 of 19
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Has anyone got any benchies with new and up to date drivers? I heard there were some drivers that boosted performance on the 68 series cards?

Reason I ask is, when I google it everyone says that 6850s are slightly worse as single cards but are better than 5850s in CF.

Basically I'm gonna go for one or the other, I just want to know what's faster. Bearing in mind I have only a x16 and an x4 slot on my mobo, I figured only midrange cards wouldn't be bottlenecked by that. The only single card I was looking at is a 6950, which is around the same price...

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6850 CF will win in Tesselation. Raw power, i would pick the 5850's.

google for 6850 CF review and compare!
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post #3 of 19
If you're using your current sig monitor, I would go with a better single card (the 6950), then crossfire cards. With the lower res from your monitor (if it's under 1920x1980) you'll need more from your CPU and less from your GPU. With that being said, if you go single you'll be better off.

With a higher res, you might see better numbers from the crossfire setup, over the single card.
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This review shows the 5850 single vs 6850 single, the 5850 is around 4-6fps faster so in CF the 5850's might just win by 4-5fps at a guess, however, like i said, the 6850's are far better tesselation and will have better driver support.

What resolution do you game on? If the res is low, more is needed from the CPU rather than GPU so CF might not be the best option.
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Oh, I'm going for a 1080p 120hz monitor too, and I want to be up there in the FPS, near to 100+ as possible if I can in most games.
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post #6 of 19
AFAIK HD 5850 CF has far more raw power, while HD 6850 CF has better optimization (which only rarely makes up for it's lack of raw power). HD 6850's should get better CF scaling. HD 6850 power draw is lower IIRC.

Basically, I think HD 6850 CF is the better choice because they should perform the same as HD 5850 CF, but have lower power draw, but it's so little that it's basically all down to price. Pick the cheapest.

What games will you be playing?
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post #7 of 19
Could you push for 6870 CF? I mean....i don't even hit 100fps with 2 6970's mate.

(Based on BFBC2 and All crysis games max out 1080p)
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post #8 of 19
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Well I don't need to run every thing top-top. I would rather knock the detail down and get a better FPS. I have a budget of £200.

It's gonna mainly be so I can comfortably play Skyrim and BF3, aswell as all the games I'm playing that are getting released atm.
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post #9 of 19
The 6850's would win if you're comparing CF solely, the 6000 series scales waaaaay better than the 5000 series ever could.
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post #10 of 19
6850's are a few FPS better...



If you already have a 5850, no point in getting crossfire 6850's when you can get a 5850 for cheap and get the same performance.
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