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Graphics Card recommendation please - £200-£250 budget

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by SteveP, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. =XDC=FluphyBunny


    Joined: 16 Feb 2010

    Posts: 4,730

    Location: North East England

    I would go for one 5850 now with a view to either crossfire in the future or whatever is out at the time. A lot of people were crossfiring the 5770's when the 5850's were in such short supply.
  2. Fatboy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Totally agree here. I would take a 5850 now and then buy one later down the line if needed.
  3. popej


    Joined: 26 Jul 2009

    Posts: 25

    I have a similar question if someone doesn't mind helping.

    I'm considering the same card (the one linked by #2), I'm going from a 4850 however. It's starting to chug a bit and with my system* its definitely a bottleneck.

    *(https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-065-OE - same processor as this but bought 6 months ago)

    I have a similar budget, is the upgrade worth it?

  4. Fatboy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yes it will be worth the upgrade.
  5. Big.Wayne


    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,707

    Location: London

    Hey Steve,

    what screen res would that be then? . . . 3840x1200 or?
  6. SteveP


    Joined: 2 Apr 2003

    Posts: 76

    Give or take, yes. It doesn't go full-screen in that mode, so it's actually a window dragged large across both monitors, so if you take a handful of pixels off the width for the window border, and a bunch more off the height for the window's title bar, and the task bar, then you are pretty much there.

    Live for Speed seems to have good multi-monitor support. You can adjust the angle of the second monitor relative to the first, and so on.