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Windows 7: Help making a decision


11 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I just did a quick check. Here there are no 5850's I could find. There is 1 5830 and 1 5870. But for the same price of a 5870 you can get a 6970.
There are a couple of sites in the uk that still have the 5850 , £120 is the cheapest , but the 6870 is only £125 here!

Next cheapest is £160!! So not worth it.


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11 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I think after our discussion , the best advice I can recommend to the OP is to get a nice SSD and then start saving for a nice current generation graphics card. It seems to be the best option in my opinion and tbh I think I will more than likely be doing the same now. New card for xmas maybe.
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11 Jul 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

By then the 7000's may be out and the 6000's a lot cheaper. But, I'm for the SSD, great improvement in normal usage. But, then again, I'm not a gamer.
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11 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
start saving for a nice current generation graphics card.
I would think the 5850 is still a current generation card. I know that AMD released the 6000 series lineup....but generally speaking a 6850 gets beat by a 5850...so I'm not usually onboard with calling the 6000 series an upgrade. Now me personally, I'm running a 9800GTX+....I'm not current.
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11 Jul 2011   #15
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Many of the companies are dumping the 5000 serise cards. go to Newegg and see how many 5850's they have. The answer is 1. They are supposed to be coming out with the 7000 serise cards soon and i think that is why the better 5000 serise cards are in short supply. The lower end cards like mine (5770) are still around but I don't think there is but 1 5830 there. You can buy a 6970 for about the same price as a 5850 I think.
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