Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat
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).