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Why is value so high? it's a £200 card with performance mid-way between the £125 5770 and the £220 5850, leaning towards the cheaper one slightly. At £160-170 it'd be a good buy, at the current prices you may as well spend the extra 10% and get the 25% faster 5850.
I'd note that quite a few retailers do 5850s for £200 when they get them in. I got a Powercolour 5850 for £195 just last week. Obviously the majority are more but it is possible, so worth looking around as its a good step up from the 5830
The 5830 has absolutely the worst price/performance ratio of the 5K series. Can't believe that TR has given it those scores. Almost all reviewing websites unanimously agree that the 5830 is too expensive at its current price point and should be priced at £155-£165 at the very max. Add to the fact that the 5850 makes this one look completely reduntant (got my 5830 from ebuyer for £199)! Some one needs to re-evaluate the value scores (seems like TR gets this aspect wrong most of the time)
Nobody needs a graphics card anyway, what with all developers intentionally f**king up the PC market and going to develop for the noobPhone. I am a hardcore PC gamer, and the last game that came out for PC worth talking about (non-multiplatform) was Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance way back when.
@Kaiser202, absolutely. That and the galactically stupid DRM systems now being deployed (e.g. Ubisofts permanent Internet connection requirements), I gave up on PC gaming a while ago - even though my PC is more than capable of running pretty any game. Got fed up with all the crap they install on your PC. It was enough to drive you to piracy! ;-)
Yep pay a little bit more and get the 5850,some of tr scoring over the past months has been very strange especially value
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