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I am upgrading to 2x xfx 5850 Black edition cards, and I am going from a GTX 285.

Anyone have guess to weather I will be seeing a big improvement ?
 

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Probably not on games out right now.
 

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Oh yes.
One 5850 is better than a single 285.
2x 5850's will murder your GTX 285.
Thats a great combo.
GL with it!
 

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Oh yes.
One 5850 is better than a single 285.
2x 5850's will murder your GTX 285.
Thats a great combo.
GL with it!

Awesome Thanks for the help, I was wondering about if this was a wise move or not.
 

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I am upgrading to 2x xfx 5850 Black edition cards, and I am going from a GTX 285.

Anyone have guess to weather I will be seeing a big improvement ?

What game made you feel the need to upgrade? My GTX280 still delivers everything I need for a 24" monitor, so I'm curious where yours is lagging? The 5850 cards look like monsters, but are you jumping the gun?
 

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What game made you feel the need to upgrade? My GTX280 still delivers everything I need for a 24" monitor, so I'm curious where yours is lagging? The 5850 cards look like monsters, but are you jumping the gun?

Well I had a lot of extra money, and I felt like giving ATI a shot. So I went ahead and bought them.

I just like trying new things if you must know.
 

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I don't think "need" was involved


As for real world increase, decent, but only marginal in most games.

Synthetic Benchies, about a 5k point increase.

The greatest increase, will be felt in the "e-peen".

Have fun, I'd do it in a second if I had the extra cash.
 

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Well whatever works, At least now I wont need to upgrade for another year at the least.
 

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Why don't you look into the beast that is the 5970.
I did, but the 2 5850 BE's are higher performance then 1 5970.
 

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I did, but the 2 5850 BE's are higher performance then 1 5970.
No. That's 2 5870's. 2 5850's in CF is slower then a single 5970. I'll find you the benchmarks if needed.
 

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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/..._card_review/5

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...review-test/16

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3679&p=1

have a look at some of these reviews. This card has massive potential with better drivers + an overclock. One of them takes it to near 5870 speeds on stock voltage.

Its up to you. This card is just fascinating me right now.

Exactly, that 5970 is a beast. Even beats 5870 CF in some cases. It's an all around amazing card.
 

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The biggest advantage is DX11.
 
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