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Poll: Is it worth buying a newly released model or getting one the same model/range and doing SLI/Crossfire? (0 member(s) have cast votes)

Is it worth buying a newly released model or getting one the same model/range and doing SLI/Crossfire?

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#1 Swordfish

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:42 PM

I'm thinking of updating my comps graphics card, It has an ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 card; i can get a new one for between £100 - £200 and it will garruenteed get me between 50% - 80% boost but will require more power to run. I was thinking about getting a 5870 but from what i've read that an unbalanced crossfire can add over head and the 5870 will run at the same speed as the 5850 so might as well get the same model. The other side of the argument would be to go for a newer model instead and hope that i'll get more power by virtue of it being newer.
I'm kinda curios as to what other people make of it so i put the question to you.

What do you think?


#2 hobo2

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:25 PM

Why would you want to upgrade in the first place? That 5850 is sufficient for pretty much any task. I don't think you'll get your money's worth out of crossfire since performance is highly dependant on drivers and sometimes you get no performance benefit or even negative performance with such a setup.

#3 Swordfish

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

I'd be lying if i said anything other then wanting to experiance games that i enjoy at max graphics; I want to play Skyrim at max settings and since it doesn't have DX11 out the box it won't have all those nice efficency updates that it has so the only way to play it at max is a new card. But i do agree, the 5850 is agood card, i can play crysis 2 at decent settings and at one point play crysis one at max, (for some reason it can't now, but could before)

#4 DDay

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:05 PM

I'd be lying if i said anything other then wanting to experiance games that i enjoy at max graphics; I want to play Skyrim at max settings and since it doesn't have DX11 out the box it won't have all those nice efficency updates that it has so the only way to play it at max is a new card. But i do agree, the 5850 is agood card, i can play crysis 2 at decent settings and at one point play crysis one at max, (for some reason it can't now, but could before)


That un balnce thing you where talking about is called the bottle neck efect. are you still useing the same mobo as before? also is both slots 16x if one is 8x it will just slow you down also there is not much difference from the card you have I hear the 6000 cards are monsters that can even play crysis (the first game) to it's fullest

I say go for the newer ones for the best results. crossfire helps little bit but I relly think crossfireing are for those neards that have the best (at the moment) cards and are looking to squeeze the last little bit of power by adding the same card to there system.
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#5 Pilsen

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:09 AM

LOL @the poll results

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#6 Swordfish

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

yeah that is kinda funny, any way thanks for the tip DDay, i'll probebly get the same version of what i got just in the 6 series.

#7 ATARI

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

i want to vote

#8 Barack Obama

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:36 PM

just play with your butthole in front of the mirror and listen to Mr. Robert's Quango(track 8 on Blur's The Great Escape album) on repeat instead of computergames

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