Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 7, 2011, 12:21 PM
gingerbee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 6,828

My System Specs

Default

I have to agree with dan on that one at that res and refresh rate he wont notice any improvements i would think over one good card i would go with the best single card in case he wants to upgrade later then he can crossfire ( mind you i have never done a crossfire at such a low res so i really wouldn't know for sure ) me 2 cents
__________________
Fav quote "One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret." Ronin Harris
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 7, 2011, 05:16 PM
JD's Avatar
JD JD is offline
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 6,903

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ern88 View Post
I did a some research as i was going to sell my 5850 to get a 6950. But after some thought and everything. I decided to keep my 5850. I only saw about 10-12% difference in performance when benches were performed. Not really a big leap forward. considering the 6950 has 2 gigs ram vs the 5850's 1 gig. and the 5850's are cheaper these days. So, when I get a better monitor. I will probably xfire another 5850. Just my thoughts though.
Yup. That's about the same conclusion I came to with my HD5870 as well. The 69xx series isn't really that large of an upgrade and current games seems to play fine anyhow, even at 2560x1440.

So in this scenario, I'd say a single HD5850 would be more than sufficient. Or even the cheaper 6850/6870 would be fine too.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video card and sound card in pci-e h0nam Video Cards 7 October 20, 2010 11:26 PM
[WTB] Sound card and wc video card hausner Buy/Sell & Trade 17 August 11, 2009 01:59 PM
WTB: Video Card/Sound Card/Hard drive - Look here if u gotz some ! Flintblade Buy/Sell & Trade 4 December 4, 2008 09:27 PM
My Dilemma: ~200 Vid Card. Surprise me! chouchou Video Cards 10 October 21, 2008 07:57 PM
WTB PCI-E Video card with Video out Taichan Buy/Sell & Trade 0 June 9, 2008 08:17 PM