1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

which 5 series card will suit my rig best?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by ste2425, May 9, 2010.

  1. ste2425

    ste2425

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,462 (1.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    392
    Location:
    Huddersfield, uk
    Ive had a look at reviews for 5x ati cards but im wondering which would you guys buy if you had my rig to best complement it? Id like to play new and upcoming games that are dx11 enabled maxed out, AA is of no concern to me by the way, and getting at least 30 fps. My monitor cpu and all other components wont change. Im thinking of the 5850 purely for the fact i had the same card in the 4 series family and it performed great but maybe a less powerful card will still get me great performance considering the rest of my rig? Whats your thoughts guys?

    ste
     
  2. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,784 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    213
    What do you mean by that?
     
  3. DannibusX

    DannibusX

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,528 (1.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    979
    Location:
    United States
    4850, me thinks.

    I own a 5870 and I love it, but people are raving about the 5850. Reference 5850's are overclocking beasts from what I've read.

    Of course the 5870 is also a beast and there are a few of each up for grabs for great prices in the B/S/T section of the forum. Check em out.
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  4. Cybrnook

    Cybrnook

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    716 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    C:\Kitteh
    I think he's comparing 4850 = 5850 (Mid line 4 series to mid line 5 series).
     
    ste2425 says thanks.
  5. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,784 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    213
    I thought so too, didn't wanna assume XD

    I'm gonna say for 1680x1050 gaming... 5770 OR 5830

    unless you're rich, then get the 5850 :]
    or go back a generation and get a HD 4890 (not worth it IMO) or crossfire 4850s if you can
     
  6. TotalChaos

    TotalChaos New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    737 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    590
    5770 is a good choice, 5830 is over priced IMO and 5850 is sweet especially if you can get a reference design
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  7. Lionheart

    Lionheart

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4,071 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    823
    Location:
    Milky Way Galaxy
    HD5850 hands down bru, if you can afford it:toast:
     
  8. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,823 (3.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    5850 no doubt.

    5770 is good, but not that good if you wanna play new DX11 games, trust me, it needs some MOAR POWAR:D
     
  9. ste2425

    ste2425

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,462 (1.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    392
    Location:
    Huddersfield, uk
    thanks and i was comparing the 5850 and 4850 as they are the same within the family if that makes sense. Thing is i aint rich at all and i would be saving for a while for any card but i thought i didnt want to get too much power then needed otherwise it would be money wasted but i dont want to get a card that carn't cut it and keep the fps to what im used too for the new games to be released as then again i would feel it was money wasted. Im getting two strong options then the 5770 or the 5850. Would i have to lower my standards a little with the 5770 do you think?
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page