Just wondering if i will see any noticeable benefits from paying an extra £100 for this 5850? I'll be playing games like 'Just Cause 2', 'Crysis' and 'Burnout Paradise' at 1920 x 1080. At the moment i can't see any reason for paying more for that card unless anybody can convince me! thanks.
i have the 5850.. but it is alot extra to pay, indeed the top range 4 series 4870 perfoms better than the 5770 and is probably a better bet than the 5770 [unless you want eyefinity or dx11 for new games]
out of those 3 cards on disregarding money id go 5850>4870>5770
with the 5850 i can play crysis at 1920x1200 at high settings, i doubt you can at high with the 5770..
are you building a PC? its worth compromising the CPU for the 5850, it really is the best money:performance ratio.
I have the 4870 and I can play Crysis, Burnout, CODMW2 and Bioshock 2 all full settings at your resolution and I picked mine up for £110 before Christmas. If money is an issue I would get the best CPU and RAM you can now then upgrade to a better GPU later. If its not an issue go for the beast that is the 5850 you wont need to worry about a GFX card for a while.