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I would say, try and push for 6870 CrossfireX. Just save more money to increase budget and sell the 4870x2.

Edit: You have a 58505 already? Either get another 5850 with it or sell both 5850 and 4870x2 and use your budget to get 6870CF.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;13098740 
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.


Yeah I don't though. I'm, rocking a 4870 512, and I'm still impressed by it. tongue.gif

You got any proof with benchmarks though? All the ones I find the 5850s win, but I appreciate these are old drivers for the 68 series now.
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I've helped you as much as i can mate. Hope you get some nice shiny cards mate, good luck!
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Originally Posted by BradleyW;13098780 
I've helped you as much as i can mate. Hope you get some nice shiny cards mate, good luck!

Yeah, thanks for the help. I'd love a pair of 6870s, but that's a massive leap to the budget. I'm pushing it already with the 6850s, I can get 2 for £222...
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post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Double Helix;13098763 
Yeah I don't though. I'm, rocking a 4870 512, and I'm still impressed by it. tongue.gif

You got any proof with benchmarks though? All the ones I find the 5850s win, but I appreciate these are old drivers for the 68 series now.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=302
post #16 of 19
i would definitely go with 2 asus eah 6850, i just went thru this same senario a week ago and after a week of reading and second guessing i went with the 6850 based on this article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/1
it shows multiple cards and comparisons imo 2x asus 6850 at 310 after rebate is a no brainer only 1 or 3 games on there bench showed the 5850 with higher fps and it was only by .3 or so

so 5850 cost more and the gain in performance is nominal
the 6850 has better scaling and tess plus draws way less power, another review i cant find that made me decide on the 6850 was it showed at least 80percent gain in all the most popular games in crossfire which tells me the performance of crossfire is greatly improved with the 6 series..good luck
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post #17 of 19
HD 5850 and 6850 are both outstanding value/performance.

HD 5850

- Reference models and models with appropriate voltage regulators will overclock to around 1GHZ
- Will outperform in most non-dx11 situations
- Could get one on clearance $$$

HD 6850

- Overclock to 900+ without voltage bump and over 1GHZ with a voltage bump.
- Catches up to the 5850 in DX11 due to better tessellation
- Superior scaling in crossfire, but 6800's can only crossfire two cards
- 11.4 drivers added huge performance gain
- More efficient
- Can be found under $150 per card if you look hard enough

I liked the Sapphire 6850 enough that I bought a second a few months later.
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Ok, thanks for all the help guys. I think the 6850s are a decent choice, given my budget. I think I'll be totally happy with them (They're faster than a 580!) And they're just affordable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Double Helix;13099385 
Ok, thanks for all the help guys. I think the 6850s are a decent choice, given my budget. I think I'll be totally happy with them (They're faster than a 580!) And they're just affordable.

good choice i got one right now and couldnt be happier with one havnt attempted metro or crysis yet but its smooth as butter with dragon age mass effect 2 and bulletstorm maxed out 1080p:D
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