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bvsbutthd101 December 20, 2010 04:27 PM

GTX 470 or HD 5850
 
Not sure which one to tell my friend to get, heat and power isn't an issue,
so which one do you think he should get? If neither of this, what about a
6850?

5850
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

470
Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

_dangtx_ December 20, 2010 04:33 PM

HIS Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Review - Page 29/33 | techPowerUp

score a cheap 6850 and clock it to hell and back? :)

bvsbutthd101 December 20, 2010 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 464788)
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Review - Page 29/33 | techPowerUp

score a cheap 6850 and clock it to hell and back? :)

fixed the 470 link, copied the wrong one, hahaha

6950 is too much, he barely won't to spend over $200,
so you recommend a 6850 over a 5850?

_dangtx_ December 20, 2010 05:16 PM

thats the latest they got for comparison for him to have a go with numbers


yes. but hes got to clock cuz at stock its slower.
i scored a 5850 pair for 250 so i cant complain lol

Deviant December 20, 2010 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bvsbutthd101 (Post 464790)
fixed the 470 link, copied the wrong one, hahaha

6950 is too much, he barely won't to spend over $200,
so you recommend a 6850 over a 5850?

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-16.html

6850 doesn't beat the 5850...

bvsbutthd101 December 20, 2010 05:35 PM

well he can get the 5850 for $180 after mail in rebate.

bvsbutthd101 December 21, 2010 08:19 AM

I think he's going for the gtx 470, power and heat isn't a issue.

Delavan December 21, 2010 08:25 AM

Heat not an issue? I wouldn't touch the GTX4** series....
The GTX5**-series refresh is here to prove how 4** was rushed...anyway, this is still a good card.

Although he's looking at spending $200 MAX, I'd go HD6950 for $299 ...runs cooler than GTX470, more powerful, 2GB memory buffer (MIGHT be more future-proof a LITTLE BIT).

I know money doesn't grow up in trees...:doh:

bvsbutthd101 December 21, 2010 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delavan (Post 464993)
Heat not an issue? I wouldn't touch the GTX4** series....
The GTX5**-series refresh is here to prove how 4** was rushed...anyway, this is still a good card.

Although he's looking at spending $200 MAX, I'd go HD6950 for $299 ...runs cooler than GTX470, more powerful, 2GB memory buffer (MIGHT be more future-proof a LITTLE BIT).

I know money doesn't grow up in trees...:doh:

yeah, i originally told him to look at that, but he's on a tight budget. I told him when building a gaming system prepare to spend a little bit a money.

When it comes to heat, I love my 480 though, after I replaced the TIM with IC Diamond, when playing games my card never goes over 65 c, mostly sticks around 60-62 c. And idles at 41 c. So I'm happy with it :)


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