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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by option350z, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. option350z

    option350z New Member

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    Here's the story, I had a Asus Dark Knight 4870 1gb. Apparently that decided to go supernova on me yesterday and now I have a nice Asus paperweight.

    I am now looking for a brand new card. I had my eye on the 5770 for quite sometime, but I am reconsidering to buy a 5850 because I will have the money when I sell my old stuff to my friend.

    So what do you guys think? 5770 or 5850?
  2. angelkiller

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    I've found that when I picked the slower of two graphics cards, I've always regretted it. I would recommend spending extra on the faster card. It may feel like a waste/excessive, but in 12-18 months from now, it'll have that little extra ooomph and be that much more valuable.
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    yup, 5850 for sure, no doubt about it, and it wants you to play with it, push it to the limits
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    If you've got the loot, go 5850.
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    I really like my 5770. If you got the cash to spend, get the 5850. You'll be better off in the long run. :toast:
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    Yeps the 5770 for now is a good bargain, but once the *real* dx11 games hit the deck/if they ever do btw, well it sure will be a lil bogged down (seems to be the case with metro2033), so I'd rather go for a faster card. So basically, like everyone else has said, a 5850.

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