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I'm just about to buy this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A271-5859

Anyone have any thoughts on it?

P.S. if your too lazy to look at the link it's a Sapphire Xtreme 5850.
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post #2 of 21
I would recommend the 68xx series instead.
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post #3 of 21
im selling my 470 for 160$ shipped and it destroys the 5850 lmk if you interested PM me
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
I would recommend the 68xx series instead.
Why? only has less power consumption and better tessellation. The 68xx series is priced over the 5850 I was looking at for less performance in games.
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post #5 of 21
I have a 5850 by Sapphire, Its the 2 GB Toxic edition though. I love it, It handles everything i throw at it In Eyefinity Except metro and batman AA. But those two games seem to Perform worse and all AMD cards.

I am playing Portal 2 at 5760 x 1200 Maxed out with 4X AA without even a hickup. It feels smoth anyways, I dont bother looking at my FPS anymore and just enjoy playing.
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Originally Posted by burning_kittins View Post
I have a 5850 by Sapphire, Its the 2 GB Toxic edition though. I love it, It handles everything i throw at it In Eyefinity Except metro and batman AA. But those two games seem to Perform worse and all AMD cards.

I am playing Portal 2 at 5760 x 1200 Maxed out with 4X AA without even a hickup. It feels smoth anyways, I dont bother looking at my FPS anymore and just enjoy playing.
My old buddy has that card, it is a beast.
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post #7 of 21
The 5850 is still a great card. I ran two of them previously. At your res it will max anything you throw at it. I don't know much about that particular model or why they call it extreme as it seems to have the same specs as a normal model. Maybe the custom PCB and cooler warrants the "extreme" tag. Either way it's a good buy. You can find them used on Ebay and the like for around 100-120 these days.
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What's with the marketing BS? In the product description it says HD 6950 and further down it says that the HD 5850 was the fastest card which it's never been. Also, they list it as low profile and then say no to "low profile" further down.

Probably a great card though.
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
I would recommend the 68xx series instead.
Why waste money when 5850 is superb already. 6870 is a little better than 5850 but it's 215. 65 bucks more not worth the 5fps or less increase performance
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post #10 of 21
do eeeet. The 5850 is still a spectacular card.
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