Ati 5850 Vs Ati 5870

I'm looking at buying a new video card, and i was looking at either a 5850, or a 5870. I have chosen that i want an xfx card, so i limited it down to here:



The 5850 is $280-$325, and the 5870 is $390-$500. (The $500 is the 2gb card). I was looking at some benchmark results, and i was wondering, it it really worth the difference? I'm interested in some pretty heavy gaming (crysis, gtaiv, etc. ), And i'm coming from a 5770, so either of these will be a great improvement, but i am hoping to not have to upgrade this for a while, and i was just wondering what you guys think. Also, cross-firing is not an option for me, so please don't suggest it. My specs:
Gpu: xfx 5770 1gb
Cpu: amd phenom ii x6 1055t
Mobo: asus m4a77td
Psu: xion 700w

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