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    Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    Ok, I am getting a new monitor, Dell Ultrasharp 24" IPS panel that is 1920 x 1200. I don't play FPS games but I want 60 fps in my other games, Civ 5 is most graphic intensive. Would another 5850 in crossfire work or should I get 1 single dedicated card?

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    I just sold my GTX 460 and ordered an HD 7850 for 250$



    Might be a good move for you also, all of the reviews I just spent the evening reading mentioned the 7850/7870 being an excellent upgrade path for 58xx owners

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    I have crossfire 5850 and its great but I dont think its worth it now.. I will probably upgrade to a 7950 crossfire soon.

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    5850 CF is old hat now. Time to upgrade

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    Wait for your new monitor to arrive and see how it goes. If performance is ok then you are fine. If performance is lacking then upgrade.

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    Quote Originally posted by 1_Ghz_Guy View Post
    Ok, I am getting a new monitor, Dell Ultrasharp 24" IPS panel that is 1920 x 1200. I don't play FPS games but I want 60 fps in my other games, Civ 5 is most graphic intensive. Would another 5850 in crossfire work or should I get 1 single dedicated card?
    You could buy a single card now that would outperform two 5850s in Xfire, the 7970 or the 680 would be a better deal, no multi-gpu issues to deal with and more performance to boot.

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    Re: Should I crossfire a 5850 or get a new card?

    A harder question is my situation... I have 2 x 460GTX in SLi, nothing really seems like a massive upgrade without spending loads

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