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Old December 1, 2010, 09:11 PM
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Which card should I get? I can get both around the same price, 5850 a little bit cheaper. Performance wise not a huge difference, and I think new AA will introduced to the 5000 series card too, right? If I plan to overclock 5850 would be a better choice?
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:17 PM
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get 6870 because its not big difference...

or wait for new amd one at this mid month...
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:21 PM
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The 6870 will throw off less heat.

Look here HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:28 PM
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or 6850 and clock it sky high? :)

ASUS Radeon HD 6850 Direct CU 1 GB Review - Page 31/32 | techPowerUp
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Oh wow, thanks for the links I never even thought about the 6850 and for the new 6900 it would be overkill for my system, it would bottleneck it I believe.
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I would definitely consider the 6850. It's quite a bit cheaper and isn't that much slower than the others, especially after over-clocking.
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Same price? 6870 for sure.
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