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Old January 29, 2013, 07:07 PM
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I went from an i7 to a C2Q with a 560ti, and now almost every game is unplayable even at lower settings (BF3, ARMA2, just about anything that isn't GPU dependent.) So he won't see much if any of an upgrade.
Actually I agree (never thought about it). My x3 710 is comparable to a C2D and even paired with my GTX 460 I run into CPU limitations in game (so a 570 definitely would). It ranges from time to time CPU limitations in some games to always in others (games like Civ V and SCII late game). I say hang on to the 5850 and save the cash for a CPU/MOB/Ram upgrade.

Link to comparison of x3 710 to C2D e7500 who don't think they are comparable (they are very close as I was deciding between the two when I purchased).
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My next upgrade will be CPU/MOB/Ram for sure (though who knows when that will be).
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Old January 29, 2013, 07:31 PM
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A 5850 is comparable to a 460 at best, it would be an ok upgrade as he has a c2d, best way to check it, is lend him the card for a day
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Old January 29, 2013, 08:47 PM
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I have a couple Radeon HD 5870's and I have a couple GTX-560ti's.
The 5870's don't come near what the 560ti's can do.
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Old January 30, 2013, 09:58 AM
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He's decided to leave it be for a while, at least until he upgrades his platform. Long story short, a friend of his is giving him the motherboard, CPU and 5850 for free. I went out with him yesterday and bought the rest of the goods that he needs. So, while it may be an older platform, the price was unbeatable!

I may or may not put that GTX570 in the BST now...
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