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Old March 5, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ern88 View Post
I am really thinking on retiring my HD5850 and get the HD7870. The price for HD7870 is the same price I paid for my HD5850. Looks like a really nice upgrade path. Plus I am going to get a new 22" monitor 1920 x 1080. to replace my 22" 1650 x 1050 monitor. Do you guys think the 7870 would be a nice upgrade from my 5850?
I think it would be a great upgrade. $350 (count on closer to $400 actual retail) might be a little steep. Based on what my 5830 did, you're currently getting decent performance out of your 5850. I would hold off a couple of months, at least until the equivalent kepler is launched, and see if prices come down a bit.

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