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stumpy6
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Default 5850 to 6950 - 01-22-2011, 13:04 | posts: 9 | Location: Southend. UK

I am thinking about my latest upgrade. Im not gonna upgrade the cpu as im happy with my i5-750 @ 4GHz and not thinking about changing it till socket 2011 comes out, so ive been thinking about upgrading the GPU, will i see much improvement if i was to change my 5850 for a 6950. Or is the 6950 just a new revision of the 5850.
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methanol88
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Default 01-22-2011, 13:27 | posts: 197 | Location: Greece

what games do you play and at what resolution?
   
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lehtv
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Default 01-22-2011, 14:01 | posts: 3,094

stumpy6 it's easier to just check a couple of 6950 reviews lol. google is your friend.
   
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Default 01-22-2011, 16:26 | posts: 694 | Location: Tn.

I would keep your 5850. You won't see a performance difference except on very few games that you probably won't be playing(Metro, Crysis?). Wait for the next gen I say. Should be better worth the upgrade by then.
   
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Default 01-22-2011, 17:01 | posts: 4,200 | Location: Serbia, NS

I agree with @dirthurts keep your card until something worthy upgrading...
   
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Default 01-22-2011, 17:11 | posts: 4,091 | Location: where shrews live

ive had a 5850, honest opinion..6950 unlocked creams it i every game and every res, its just plain bettererer
   
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methanol88
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Default 01-22-2011, 17:17 | posts: 197 | Location: Greece

or you can pick a used 5850 for 100-150 and crossfire
   
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Default 01-22-2011, 18:19 | posts: 9,037 | Location: UK

If you unlock it to 6970, yes, like said above, will cream it
   
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Default 01-24-2011, 14:04 | posts: 9 | Location: Southend. UK

Sorry not answered any questions as my daughter was taken into hospital.
The game i play are mainly MOH and Bad Company 2 with HAWX 2 chucked in for good measure.
The reason i asked the original question is because around this time of year, with christmas out of the way i tend to upgrade. Im more than happy with the setup i have at the moment even the GPU, but the upgrade bug is starting to itch.
Maybe ill look else where for an upgrade maybe SSD or a hybrid. But i know that im not gonna upgrade my i5 as im more than happy with that.
   
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Pestul
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Default 01-24-2011, 17:54 | posts: 70

Unless you plan on unlocking/overlocking the 6950 I wouldn't. With my 975/1200 overclock, my Sapphire 5850 outperforms a stock 6950 in almost every scenario (save for Tessellation heavy stuff). I'm definitely skipping this generation refresh and probably waiting until at least the fall or even 2012.
   
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Default 01-26-2011, 10:12 | posts: 5,666 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

keep your 5850, i don't think it's worth upgrading..i too am waiting fot hd7k series from ATi.
   
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Default 01-26-2011, 12:23 | posts: 3,727 | Location: Manchester, UK

Im using a 5850 at 1080p at the moment in every game and im able to play them all in the highest settings with good smooth framerates..... I see no reason to upgrade to a card that does the exact same job at a higher framerate which I would barely notice.... games aren't progressing as fast as GPU's at the moment and probably won't for a good while. Save the money you were going to spend now and wait until something big hits then you can really splash the cash

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