Whats the best buy HD7850 or HD7790?

My budget is max of 300 nzd and I want to be able to play crysis 3 at high to ultra settings with reasonable fps (45 - 60). What would be the best value for money.

HD7850 for $290 - http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1365721

HD7790 for $220 - http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1764006

prices are in nzd.
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  1. Resolution you would be playing at?
    GTX 660 recommended for the price range, surpass 7870, i guess the price not much compare to 7850.
    But if you playing at 1080p, then gtx 660 ti or 7950 boost would suit you, not max setting, of course.
  2. For Crysis 3 at high or ultra with 45+ fps, neither one of those will work.
  3. ksham said:
    For Crysis 3 at high or ultra with 45+ fps, neither one of those will work.


    This was just mainly a hope they could do this :)
    But I have seen people record these cards playing crysis3 at 50+ frames...
  4. Of the two, the 7850 is better. Comparison: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7850-vs-Radeon-HD-7790

    however, neither of these will be good enough to play Crysis 3 on ultra with a playable framerate.
  5. PlanarX999 said:
    Resolution you would be playing at?
    GTX 660 recommended for the price range, surpass 7870, i guess the price not much compare to 7850.
    But if you playing at 1080p, then gtx 660 ti or 7950 boost would suit you, not max setting, of course.


    The main reason for looking at these cards, is that they both come with 2 free games valued at 80+ nzd each
    plus I am running a amd CPU and on-board graphics.

    I am running my pc at 1440x900 res
  6. mjmanning25 said:

    This was just mainly a hope they could do this :)
    But I have seen people record these cards playing crysis3 at 50+ frames...

    At what resolution? 1080p + HD 7850 + high to ultra + 45+ fps = no.

    Edit: at 1440x900, you will still not get 50+ fps at those settings.
  7. again, i repeat, resolution?
    All below is 1080p,
    gtx 660 #AA off then everything all right at high#
    radeon 7950 boost #AA off, high to ultra#
  8. My current PC Specs:

    mobo:asus m5a78l-m/usb3
    ram:kingston ddr3 1333MHz
    cpu:AMD FX 6100 @ 3.4GHz
    psu:420 watt
    gpu:Nvidia geforce gt 610
    hdd:400 gb sata seagate baracuda
    display:lenovo thinkvision @ 1440x900
  9. PlanarX999 said:
    again, i repeat, resolution?
    All below is 1080p,
    gtx 660 #AA off then everything all right at high#
    radeon 7950 boost #AA off, high to ultra#


    Again my budget is 300 nzd that card is easily 500
  10. At 1440x900, you will still not get 50+ fps at those settings. Also, that is a pretty weak PSU and CPU. What PSU is that?
  11. ksham said:
    At 1440x900, you will still not get 50+ fps at those settings.


    fair enough, it was a rather long shot :)
  12. +1 what ksham said.

    At you budget consider either the 7850 or 660 as mentioned. See here for numbers: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=660
  13. ksham said:
    At 1440x900, you will still not get 50+ fps at those settings. Also, that is a pretty weak PSU and CPU. What PSU is that?


    I'm not sure of the brand, it has bee moded by me to fit the case i have aswell
    (lots of metalwork) but i know it is 420 watt
  14. That's not a good sign. So I would assume that it is not a quality PSU, in which case, you may have problems providing sufficient power to a HD 7850 on it. A quality 420W is sufficient to power a HD 7850 and run it; however, a non-quality PSU may not.
  15. Ninja Pants said:
    +1 what ksham said.

    At you budget consider either the 7850 or 660 as mentioned. See here for numbers: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=660


    It seems they are quite evenly matched, but the radeon does pull ahead in bus width and benchmarks
  16. ksham said:
    That's not a good sign. So I would assume that it is not a quality PSU, in which case, you may have problems providing sufficient power to a HD 7850 on it. A quality 420W is sufficient to power a HD 7850 and run it; however, a non-quality PSU may not.


    you're right about it not being a quality psu, i got it for free from a mates computer. it has no stickers or branding... I am looking for a 500 watt cooler-master one though but i couldn't afford it...
  17. Be careful with that. Most of Cooler Master's PSU are not great. There are maybe two Cooler Master branded PSUs that are good quality ones.
  18. ksham said:
    Be careful with that. Most of Cooler Master's PSU are not great. There are maybe two Cooler Master branded PSUs that are good quality ones.


    what would you recommend for a 500 watt psu under 150 dollars?
  19. Wait till you have money, and purchase new card such as 8850, could be better.Suggestion only.
    Looking for quality power supply, XFX, seasonic, corsair, antec would recommended.
  20. PlanarX999 said:
    Wait till you have money, and purchase new card such as 8850, could be better.Suggestion only.
    Looking for quality power supply, XFX, seasonic, corsair, antec would recommended.


    thanks i will look into them:)
  21. XFX 550W.
  22. thanks for all the help on this. I have decided to get the 7850 with the xfx 550watt psu, I am also looking at getting an as-rock mobo because my asus mobo only has 1 pcie 2.0 so I can't do crossfire. and am thinking of doing so in the near future
  23. Sounds good. Enjoy!
  24. http://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-AX7870-2GBD5-2DHPPV3E/dp/B00AO35AXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370593485&sr=8-1&keywords=7870+myst
    this is a better an cheaper solution

    it has the same chip as a 7900 series but a crippled version (better than the normal 7800 series)
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