Originally Posted by patonb
^I wouldn't bank on it.
They were to be released this week according to some sources.
A 5850 is basically a 4870 with dx11 support, and is still a decent card.
I think a better mobo/cpu would be a better start. an i5/ddr3 ram or an x4/ddr3. The oldest part is the q6600
The reason I was thinking about the GPU was that I don't have the budget for a new mobo, ddr 3 and a CPU. I was thinking the best component to upgrade to tide me over until end of 2011/start of 2012 would be a better GPU, well like I say, you know just one component to upgrade. My concern is whether the CPU would bottleneck a new card or the 520w corsair wouldn't be enough(though for one card I assume it's ok.). I know a more modern CPU and DDR3 would help a good deal, but I'm sure changing the 4870 to something like the 5850 or this new 6870 would give me some FPS improvement?
It seems the HD6870 is roughly £200, obviously it's new(I assume realised like this week, as some brands of it are available and some to pre-order) but has it been compared to the HD5850, I imagine they're similiar spec wise this the price-point is the same.
I have no idea if a feel of the games I plan to play give any sway to the decision. But looking at 2011 as of now it'll be Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, Dawn of War retribution and then another other RTS's(though I don't think any Sci-fi based ones are planned for 2011 in a big way.)