5850 to 6950

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by stumpy6, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. stumpy6

    stumpy6 Member

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    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. methanol88

    methanol88 Member Guru

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    what games do you play and at what resolution?
     
  3. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    stumpy6 it's easier to just check a couple of 6950 reviews lol. google is your friend.
     
  4. dirthurts

    dirthurts Master Guru

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    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.
     

  5. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I agree with @dirthurts keep your card until something worthy upgrading...
     
  6. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    ive had a 5850, honest opinion..6950 unlocked creams it i every game and every res, its just plain bettererer
     
  7. methanol88

    methanol88 Member Guru

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    or you can pick a used 5850 for 100-150 and crossfire
     
  8. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    If you unlock it to 6970, yes, like said above, will cream it :D
     
  9. stumpy6

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    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.
     
  10. Pestul

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    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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    isidore Ancient Guru

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    keep your 5850, i don't think it's worth upgrading..i too am waiting fot hd7k series from ATi.
     
  12. micketh

    micketh Ancient Guru

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    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 :)

    Nice avatar btw ;)
     

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