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Old 02-22-2010, 05:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The key difference between those is that the 5870 is quite a bit faster than a 5850. By about 50% or so, I believe (don't quote me on that, look at reviews).
More stream processors, at a higher clock, and a higher memory clock.

Personally I'd go for the 5850. It's plenty and will run pretty much anything currently out on max @ 1080p.
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The video card will not pull 450 watts. I run my system perfectly fine on a 550w with the CPU overclocked even. 650 will be more than enough, and allow for future upgrades just fine
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Yea thats a good idea. I think I'll do that and just OC it. Any idea how expensive it'll be?
Right around the same price as the 920. And no, it's not 32nm, sadly...
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