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It's not much better it is a little better, maybe 5fps better in a game like metro.

OP, as a 6850 owner I can tell you that you are not going to be able to max out Metro with this card, infact depending on AA and resolution you may not be able to max it out with two 6850's. For games like metro you would really benefit from a quad core. A phenom X4 should be fine. While sandybridge cpu's are definitely better going to a sandybridge setup from your current setup is going to cost you probably $400-600. That kind of money would be better spent on a Phenom x4 and a second 6850, that's of course if your MB can do CF, i'm not familiar with your board.

Edit: Didn't read your sig carefully enough, I see your CPU is unlocked to x4 anyway. I would suggest going with a second 6850, this will give you the best performance.
im not to worried about metro to be honest it was fun the first 2 times through it but im on my third run and im not really as into it as i was.
im kind of picky with games ill play anything once if i play it twice its a good game. but for me to play it 3 or more times i have to really love it. stalker and homefront i have played each at least 5 times so far.

what i would really like to see is a game with a story like like homefront fused with metro 2033 but has extremely apocalyptic graphics and game play were everything feels and seems like its in a decrepit state and were the weather in game is all crappy and rainy.. you get me? that would be the ideal game a post apocalyptic uprising in a war torn devastated area were it rains and is in a state of darkness 50-75% of the time

so im getting from you that my best bet would be keep the 6850?
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oh also my board will do quadfire easily and i have plenty of power and room in my case to add a second card. however here in the next 6 months give or take i am looking at going to bulldozer.
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That game sounds sick. Yeah keep your card, if you want an upgrade grab another 6850, definitely your best option.
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hey guys i have the xfx 6850 black edition card ive overclocked it and benchmarked the crap out of it and im not very happy with its performance at maxed settings in metro 2033/stalker call of pripyat/homefront
it plays metro fine until i get into massive gunfights and things start exploding.when i play homefront it runs fine but it laggs on loading screens and laggs in small amounts when everything is onfire and exploding(white phosphorous death scene). when i play call of pripyat it laggs randomly for 2-3 seconds and sometimes laggs for 20-30 seconds then black screens. it doesnt happen all the time but every now and again and very randomly. i still have 5 days to take it back to frys and switch it for something else. i paid 228.39 total for the xfx 6850 be card. i can get a diamond hd5850 at frys for 194.99 including tax they are onsale this week plus it has a $20 rebate. should i get the 5850 or should i get a cheaper 6850 and see if it works better?
Im thinking it might be your cpu not your gpu?
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well i went and picked up the 5850 just for ****s and giggles and amazingly all my issues are solved. no more lag and black screen in call of pripyat, home front plays with out any lag sputters or lock ups. and metro 2033 seems to be running smoothly so far. i will save up and buy two 6850 black edition gpu's when i get the chance. im satisfied for now until i get bored and decide to upgrade again. as for my cpu it did the same thing even when it was at stock settings and extra cores locked. either way i tried something and it worked.
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