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ok should I get 2 xfx 5850 black editions or 2 asus 5870 v2 or 1 any kind 5970
 

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get 2 5850s and flash them with the 5870 bios and call it a day

the 5970 is not worth it right now and the 5870 and 5850 differences are minimal
 

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r u sure and y change bios
 

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if you change the bios you can have them run at the 5870 clocks(faster) and then overclock them some more
 

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cant u just oc it
 

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or does it work better with the bios
 

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which 5870 bio and y not either of my other choices
 

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you save more money that way

if you have unlimited money go buy 2 5970

if not just get 2 5850s
 

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Where are you buying a Black Edition from? I can't find any reference XFX cards only the new ZAFC/ZAFV models.
 

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ok sry I was just listing my choices
 

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thx and where im getting the black edition is secret
 

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
You flash the 5850 with a 5870 BIOS and it'll run like a 5870.
You flash the 5850 with a 5870 BIOS and it'll run like a 5870.

No it wont. 1440 vs 1600 shaders.

So not a massive difference, but a difference.

In addition the better 5870's have better voltage regulators, so might well be more likely to hit 1ghz.

No point flashing the BIOS without good reason - BIOS flashing does nothing that a straight overclock can't do. (except get rid of the OC software)
 

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oh ok thx
 
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