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July 24, 2012 2:20:59 AM

On a really tight budget, and I'm already 100$ over it, yet I really want this build so I'm looking for smaller ways to save money.
Anways, I would looking at the 7850 cards and I was wondering what the difference between the 1 GB and 2GB versions? Currently the one in my build is the 2GB version for almost 25$ more.


Does memory amount affect gaming performance at all? And if so, will there be a difference between 1 GB and 2 GB on a 1080P monitor?

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July 24, 2012 2:45:29 AM

go with the 1GB version. you dont need 2GB for 1080p gaming. 2gb is only useful for high resolution monitors
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July 24, 2012 8:49:35 AM

Interesting....

So a 1 GB 7850 should run most games (bf3 in particular and the newer future games) without difficulty? Would just like to clarify before i buy. Thanks in advance
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July 29, 2012 12:04:54 AM

doomdesire86 said:
Interesting....

So a 1 GB 7850 should run most games (bf3 in particular and the newer future games) without difficulty? Would just like to clarify before i buy. Thanks in advance

I have the same (well the twin frozr II msi idk about you but still a 7850) card and the only games I see now that used more than 1GB are BF3 and GTA IV... also maybe Witcher 2 but I don't know. It's up to you but I think that 20$ for 1gb more would be worth it, it's a very fast card btw I can run every game on the market on the highest possible settings at 60fps+ including the ones I mentioned earlier. So much more awesome than my old gts 450.

Maybe (I know this would sound pretty stupid) skip adding a dvdwriter or bluray burner? I never used a dvd in years... and they usually cost 25$+ so it would pay for this card. You can watch movies online, transfer data through USB flash drives (you can get one like 32gb+ plenty of space), use the flash drive as an OS flash drive or simply store stuff so you won't need one anymore. I regret getting mine if I didn't I could've got the 2500k instead of 2400 but it's too late now. Never used it once it just sits there and gathers dust. You can add one later if you really need to but you'd only have to save up like 20$ for it, unlike saving up 250 or whatever you're going to pay for your 7850.
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July 30, 2012 9:28:32 PM

GO FOR 1 GB 7850 , IT RUNS EVERY GAME ON HIGH SETTINGS......
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August 18, 2012 9:18:49 AM

if you want to play at very high resolution,1gb card will get bottlenecked..if you arent going to play on ultra high resolution,you will be able to use the 1gb card without any problems
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