Originally Posted by TRIPTEX_MTL
I voted for the 5850. It will run any game you throw at it maxed out with DX11 @ 1680x1050. I sold my 4850s for $170 CAD and picked up an ASUS 5850 for $320 later that same day. No regrets here.
Your estimate of 70 for a 4870 seems a little steep. I'd imagine you could find one for less if you keep looking. 4850/70 crossfire is amazing performance:$$$ but at the end of the day you're still using 512mb framebuffer and that will start to show as games like Metro 2033 arrive.
If you think £70 for a HD4870 is a little steep:
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Just as I would happily pay £70 for an HD4870 512MB (and not a penny more), I would happily list it on Ebay at £70. And considering that sopme of these money grubbers are actually punting thier USED cards at NEW retail prices....I think £70 for an HD4870 would be snapped up by someone like myself looking for a CF fix until better times come again.