Is it worth purchasing a HD5850
Posted 16 April 2010 - 14:23
Now I have a Nvidia 8800 GT BFGOC card and I do get acceptable FPS in ROF except when there are a lot of planes in the sky, now im thinking of purchasing a HD 5850 will I see a difference any one running one of these cards.
My CPU is a Intel Duel core E8400 over clocked to 3.5 GHZ
XP SP3 O/S
RAM- OCZ Reaper HPC Edition PC2 8500 C5 4GB.
System very stable infact bullet proof and very happy with it except for ROF as stated above.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 14:28
Whether or not it's "worth" it depends on your budget and how much you play ROF, I guess :-/ That's a pretty subjective question.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 15:41
The value would have to be justified by yourself, but if you have the means, I'd say go for it.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:42
Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:53
Falck, I'm not sure I'd go quite that far. I mean, I have a 5870, and I run ROF literally maxed out (High across the board, 4x FSAA, 8x Aniso, V-Sync). It gives me 60fps a lot of the time, but when flying into or around large clouds, it drops to 30 or so. It's the alpha blending that clouds require which hurt performance so badly.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:51
Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:08
It's good to have 1Gb so you can max the settings if you want to , but ,as Jay mentioned, the game will still draw you back to sub-30 fps at times.
With a dual core - worst case scenario is that you may not escape the performance issues with a lot of planes in the air, even with this great card.
The patch is mooted to improve performance so it might help the Duals.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:39
Posted 17 April 2010 - 13:42
Thanks a lot guys for the replys looks like im off to break into my piggy bank. Now I will see if I can purchase one in the UK the last time I took a look at one they were waiting for stock.Leave something left of Piggy, because if you continue to feed him, you will be able to Eyefinity before you know it
I.E. save up for two more monitors.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:41
Posted 20 August 2010 - 18:32
I only upgraded to a 5770 from a 8880GT that was good enough for me and was half the price of a 5850
I did the same exact thing (same cards)… but now I've got the itch to move up to an HD 5850 (if I can only figure out how to justify the purchase to my wife. Ouch!)
Posted 20 August 2010 - 20:08
Ok if this is in the wrong forum then please move it.
OK - I think this would fit better in the subforum about video cards, so I'll move it there.
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