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Which 5850 should I buy?

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#1
Gigabyte - 765/1000, factory installed custom cooler
ASUS - 725/1000, stock cooler.

Same price for each.

Thanks!
 

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If the Gigabyte card has voltage control/tuning, get that one. If not, get the Asus. Post up some links for both cards please.
 

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Links would be great, but my initial reaction is the Asus. I've had Asus products for a while and they've all been very good :toast:
 
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neither of those links are workin' for me buddy.
:(
 

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Yep, the Asus. Sweet card there :toast:
 

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would wouldnt you just get the 6870??
 

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+1 for the asus! Erocker is right. GO with the reference card. I'm kind of kicking myself for getting 2 toxics 5850's.. Don't get me wrong my toxic's are fast but reference with voltage control equals a lot faster card.
 

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get the asus hd6870 i linked. better performance for only a little bit more money
In benchmarks with tesselation, otherwise the 5850 is neck and neck with it and about $40 cheaper minimum.
 

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In benchmarks with tesselation, otherwise the 5850 is neck and neck with it and about $40 cheaper minimum.
i thought the 6870 is better by quite a bit??
 

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I hate Asus GPUs. But thats from personal experience. I personally would go for the MSI.
 

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I hate Asus GPUs. But thats from personal experience. I personally would go for the MSI.
The reference cards aren't made by Asus anyways. They're all the same if they're reference.
 

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The reference cards aren't made by Asus anyways. They're all the same if they're reference.
MSI Twin Frozr are WIN!

IIRC, the Twin Frozr HD5850 and 5870 has voltage adjustments for the Ram as well as the GPU itself
 

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bad card. one its XFX and 2 it doesnt have voltage tweaking
yeah, i wasn't too sure about these newer cards ;)

The MSI is REALLY GOOD, i know someone who has it...
 
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In benchmarks with tesselation, otherwise the 5850 is neck and neck with it and about $40 cheaper minimum.
Have you looked at the charts from W1zzards review of the 6870 that I posted in another thread? Out of the box 6870 is faster in most games and in most resolutions.

And don't put any faith in benchmarks. Benchmarks are completely disconnected from actual game performance. In order for benchmarks to have any weight game programmers have to write their games in exactly the same way that the benchmark was written and that never happens.
 

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I think going with reference is always better and stick on a UBER cooler(s). Although more and more companys seems to want to stop you from doing this now.