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Windows 7: Ati 5850 black edition


29 Oct 2010   #1

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Ati 5850 black edition

Hi all,i currently have the gtx 285 black edition,and i am looking at getting the xfx 5850 black edition,it looks like a nice card and is very cheap for its performance,but would like to know from a few experts point of views about the card and other cards,i know the 5870 is faster but allsow more exspencive(i can get 2 5850's for the price of 1 5870) and allsow if Nvidias 400 series with physx is better choice?

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29 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The 5850 is going to have better performance (not to mention DX11) than the 285.
The PhysX is only going to make a difference for PhysX enabled games.

I am not sure if 2 5850s will beat a 5870 in performance, but I can tell you that the advantages of having just 1 GPU outweigh the small price difference.
At least in my opinion.

~Lordbob
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29 Oct 2010   #3

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Cool,thanx man,is bit rate important?The 285 is 512mb and the 2850 is 256...
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29 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

bit rate is important but if you are looking for speed and increased fram rate you could just get the 5870

I can tell you i was considering the new 6800 series gpu but still will be slower then a 5870 and it is a 100,00 less at best

I can tell you right now i would lean more towards the 5870 im leaning towards it too all ati did was revamp a old card to bring it up to par thats all
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29 Oct 2010   #5

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ok,so you would rather take a 5870 tahn the 5850?And what about Nvidias fancy cuda and physx stuf?
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29 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

not alot of games use physx yet but will be more soon if you want a nvidia type vidcard equal or more the gtx 480 fermi is the ticket but im a ati guy now and it would be more suitable to just pay a little extra for the big gun

I fear the prices really wont change till the new gpu's get settled in
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29 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Cool,thanx man,is bit rate important?The 285 is 512mb and the 2850 is 256...
Bit rate would be the transfer rate between the motherboard and GPU. Higher is better.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Ok,so you would rather take a 5870 tahn the 5850?And what about Nvidias fancy cuda and physx stuf?
I would go for 1 5870 over 2 5850s, but if you are only going to buy one 5850, then just do that. It is still a good card though.

~Lordbob
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29 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Cool,thanx man,is bit rate important?The 285 is 512mb and the 2850 is 256...
Bit rate would be the transfer rate between the motherboard and GPU. Higher is better.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Ok,so you would rather take a 5870 tahn the 5850?And what about Nvidias fancy cuda and physx stuf?
I would go for 1 5870 over 2 5850s, but if you are only going to buy one 5850, then just do that. It is still a good card though.

~Lordbob
+1
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29 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Hi all,i currently have the gtx 285 black edition,and i am looking at getting the xfx 5850 black edition,it looks like a nice card and is very cheap for its performance,but would like to know from a few experts point of views about the card and other cards,i know the 5870 is faster but allsow more exspencive(i can get 2 5850's for the price of 1 5870) and allsow if Nvidias 400 series with physx is better choice?
HD 5850 > GTX 285.

With that said. I'd look into AMD's newly released HD 6800 series cards. The HD 6870 in particular smokes any HD 5850 in the market right now for about ~$30 less, and they scale remarkably well (surpasing NVIDIA's SLI scaling level performance).

But If I were you, I'd wait until ~mid November for Cayman (AMD's HD 6900 series cards), they are touting these cards like the next R300 (Radeon 9700 Pro, probably the best card of all time).
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29 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I don't know slaker i been reading these cards barley match a 5850 if you can shoot me some of your reviews i might still look into that gpu all i have to do is order it
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