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Whats the best buy HD7850 or HD7790?

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June 6, 2013 10:12:27 PM

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.
June 6, 2013 10:28:25 PM

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.
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June 6, 2013 10:30:20 PM

For Crysis 3 at high or ultra with 45+ fps, neither one of those will work.
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June 6, 2013 10:34:17 PM

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...
June 6, 2013 10:36:37 PM

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
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June 6, 2013 10:36:50 PM

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.
June 6, 2013 10:40:26 PM

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#
June 6, 2013 10:40:55 PM

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
June 6, 2013 10:42:11 PM

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
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a c 101 U Graphics card
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June 6, 2013 10:42:42 PM

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?
June 6, 2013 10:43:39 PM

ksham said:
At 1440x900, you will still not get 50+ fps at those settings.


fair enough, it was a rather long shot :) 
June 6, 2013 10:45:22 PM

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
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June 6, 2013 10:47:51 PM

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.
June 6, 2013 10:48:36 PM

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
June 6, 2013 10:51:07 PM

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...
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June 6, 2013 10:54:26 PM

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.
June 6, 2013 10:57:03 PM

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?
June 6, 2013 11:02:18 PM

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.
June 6, 2013 11:07:03 PM

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:) 
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June 6, 2013 11:07:54 PM

XFX 550W.
June 6, 2013 11:17:49 PM

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
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June 6, 2013 11:19:40 PM

Sounds good. Enjoy!
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