Too late to change but 7850 question
Ok so here is the deal, a friend I build a couple of computers for needs some more work/mods done to his A10 5800k build and an older dell that needs to be reworked for a HTPC. Nothing major 3 or 4 hours work total. So He wanted to use the hybrid cross fire with a 6670 gpu, and just so happen to have a near new xfx 6670 in my old hp.. so here is the deal I struck with him, I do all the work for nothing and put my 6670 in his A10 build and he bought me a XFX 7850 DD 2gb card. Now I had to make the decision on the fly and picked that one due to cost ($169.99 after rebates) and what I could remember off the top of my head... So did I make a good deal, I mean I feel I did but its kinda an older card, I have a little buyers (well sorta buyer) remorse about not getting a 7870, is there really that much difference? Keep in mind its replacing an XFX 6770 that will now replace the 6670 I am putting in to his system... Also know that if he is really unhappy about performance of the hybrid crossfire I will give him the 6770 in a pinch.
Spaniard United said:I think you made a fine call, though most folks aren't terribly pleased with the Double D's cooling performance. Beyond that, keep an eye on your temps and see if you can get it overclocked some.
Highest temps I have seen are less then 50C after 2 hours on WoW, mostly ultra settings btw. VERY pleased with my new card.... Thanks again.