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Old Apr 3, 2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default Sooo I just made the jump to a HD5850

From a 8800gts320mb. 299$cad!
So..... Happy....

LOL.

Any games I should play?

Already playing

Metro2033 (actually playable Dx11/high/noaa 16x10 =)
BFBC2
Stalker COP
GTA 4 (what a big jump in visuals this one was)
Normal source engine stuff (Tf2/l4d2/CSS)


Right now Im impressed with the Image Quality of the 5850, especially in CSS (Since i used to play that so much), there are very nice darks/shadows in tunnels in dust2.... I dont know how to describe it, but the 5850 Image quality is better.
Same when watching videos in VLC. Seems the DARKS are more dark, and the colouring is better than with the 8800, which is awesome.

At first I thought it was placebo so I reinstalled the 8800 and played the same video (and css), and it wasnt. There is a remarkable difference.

So ... Happy!

Also yay that my 5850 wasnt a dud like the 3 previous 5770's were. That was a bit nerve wracking.

Shameless plug: If anyones looking for a 8800 let me know =)

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Old Apr 3, 2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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Except Stalker COP i suggest you should play Dragon's Origins immersive game..Another type of games that i recommend with much warmth over "usual" big buget titles are Independent games that are very very creative and original and you will have a hell new perspective on what can be done with computer..
After having played on computer since Z80 loading games from tapes i just can't promote big titles anymore.I am disgusted..Unfortunetly for you in some way you bought an expensive VGA that is usually put at full use in big buget titles but i hope you begin change your mind.
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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So you dont like big budget games or games that are big title (Metro/bfbc2 for ex) but yet you feel unfortunate for me because you only want to play Indie games?
Also Dragon Age I've already played.

Makes no sense... but thats ok, youre entitled to your own opinion. Enjoy using a 5850(which I see you have +a [email protected]) for indie games..."that's rather unfortunate."

Thanks for coming out!
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 09:00 AM   #4
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A card like that is way too expensive for Indie games and you still need (is part of all humans) to justify such purchase and this is why i said it will be harder to make a transition to more brainer games with that kind of rig ..I recommend Dirt (both) but Dirt 1 is better imo..
I also may replay som URU (Myst) games that are very old ...
Is not about not liking big buget games is about that they are very poor and same stupid concept..
The idea is that i already purchased the card when lunched with some degree of blind hope (in september)..You purchased now.. This is why i said what i said.If you have asked before buying it i wouldn't recommend buying it at all because the reason i said in the first line...
For example the top stupidity was achieved by EA recently with CnC 4 tiberium twilight and battles between corporate suckers who the hell make the war in Afganistan more American propagandistic (Call of duty modern warfare 2, next installment of medal of honour)...
EA with CnC4 showed the complete disrespect for us gamers...I don't they couldn't do it any worse..
The conclusion is to stop investing in stupidity ...
No offence to ya personally ...
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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Just Cause 2 is the only thing that comes to mind.

3 5770's duds?! What manufacturer were they?
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 11:03 AM   #6
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Right now Im impressed with the Image Quality of the 5850, especially in CSS (Since i used to play that so much), there are very nice darks/shadows in tunnels in dust2.... I dont know how to describe it, but the 5850 Image quality is better.
Same when watching videos in VLC. Seems the DARKS are more dark, and the colouring is better than with the 8800, which is awesome.

At first I thought it was placebo so I reinstalled the 8800 and played the same video (and css), and it wasnt. There is a remarkable difference.

So ... Happy!
It's the superior Anisotropic Filtering.















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Old Apr 3, 2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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Just Cause 2 is the only thing that comes to mind.

3 5770's duds?! What manufacturer were they?
2 XFX and 1 Sapphire

1 from newegg, 1 from ncix, 1 from canada computers.


The worst luck ive ever had.

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LOL? AF for videos? (serious question...) I think its just "Theatre mode"?
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Old Apr 4, 2010, 08:52 AM   #8
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Congrats. Besides a few driver quirks you should be happy with gaming considering nVidia totally skull****ed their line up this season...
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 04:40 PM   #9
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2 XFX and 1 Sapphire

1 from newegg, 1 from ncix, 1 from canada computers.


The worst luck ive ever had.

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LOL? AF for videos? (serious question...) I think its just "Theatre mode"?
Thanks, I was looking to ditch my 512MB 3850 and go to a 1GB 5770... that kinda scares me. Any particular reason you didn't go with a 5830?
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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Enjoy.

You should do fine with Just Cause 2. I was getting about 68FPS with 4xAA|16xAF @ 1920x1200 and all enabled/on using a single HD 5870. With Crossfire I'm well into the 100s.

Overclocked HD 5850 Crossfire is one of the best things going IMO. A single OCed 5850 is great too.
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 08:53 AM   #11
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Thanks, I was looking to ditch my 512MB 3850 and go to a 1GB 5770... that kinda scares me. Any particular reason you didn't go with a 5830?
Because a 5830 costs 2(yes 2$ lol)-40 dollars less than a 5850 right now, and oddly uses more power than a 5850, while a 5850 offers far superior performance.
Best to check out some benchmark reviews to see the difference.

Also 5850 came with Dirt2 (or from what I saw, also MW2)while 5830 comes with MW2.

If the 5830 was 200/220 maybe, but its overpriced.

Beware 5770s. Something is seriously wrong, and you will play a lottery.
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From a 8800gts320mb. 299$cad!
So..... Happy....

LOL.

Any games I should play?

Already playing

Metro2033 (actually playable Dx11/high/noaa 16x10 =)
BFBC2
Stalker COP
GTA 4 (what a big jump in visuals this one was)
Normal source engine stuff (Tf2/l4d2/CSS)


Right now Im impressed with the Image Quality of the 5850, especially in CSS (Since i used to play that so much), there are very nice darks/shadows in tunnels in dust2.... I dont know how to describe it, but the 5850 Image quality is better.
Same when watching videos in VLC. Seems the DARKS are more dark, and the colouring is better than with the 8800, which is awesome.

At first I thought it was placebo so I reinstalled the 8800 and played the same video (and css), and it wasnt. There is a remarkable difference.

So ... Happy!

Also yay that my 5850 wasnt a dud like the 3 previous 5770's were. That was a bit nerve wracking.

Shameless plug: If anyones looking for a 8800 let me know =)
Congrats! i find that ati Image Quality seems to be better than nvidia since the dawn of 9700 PRO! dis coming from a former owner of 3x 285 in tri-sli setup.
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Congrats! i find that ati Image Quality seems to be better than nvidia since the dawn of 9700 PRO! dis coming from a former owner of 3x 285 in tri-sli setup.
It's better since the 8500 and lesser models. And 3 5770's in crossfire challenges the 5970 and wins in some benches.
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