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6950 or wait for the 7850?

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January 19, 2012 4:35:21 AM

I was thinking about getting a 6950 but should I wait for the 7850 instead?

Anyone know how good this card performs against the 6950?

Will they both be at the same price point?

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a c 84 U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 8:15:10 AM

if your thinking to wait then buy an hd 7970 will perform better then hd 7850 instead of getting an hd 7850 buy an hd 6950 now it can be more helpful performance wise.:) 
a c 109 U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 9:07:57 AM

sunnk said:
if your thinking to wait then buy an hd 7970 will perform better then hd 7850 instead of getting an hd 7850 buy an hd 6950 now it can be more helpful performance wise.:) 

a 7970 costs 2x the price of a 6950.
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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 9:27:31 AM

No one knows how the 7850 will perform exactly, I personally would wait. I'm assuming the 7850 will have good overclocking similar to the 7970. Maybe wait and see the performace reviews before making a decision.

In general I wouldn't invest in old architecture when there's newer stuff available. For driver reasons mostly (also heat and power) but that's just me, good luck!
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 10:45:11 AM

you can know about the performance of 7850 just go and check the reviews.
January 19, 2012 5:03:31 PM

joedjnpc said:
No one knows how the 7850 will perform exactly, I personally would wait. I'm assuming the 7850 will have good overclocking similar to the 7970. Maybe wait and see the performace reviews before making a decision.

In general I wouldn't invest in old architecture when there's newer stuff available. For driver reasons mostly (also heat and power) but that's just me, good luck!


If the price/performance of the 7850 is comparable to the 6950 then I will get the 7850 for sure since it is newer architecture. I just want to get the best bang/buck for around $200.

No reviews out yet for it?
January 20, 2012 3:09:52 AM

It is looking like the 7850 will have very similar specs to a 6950 will be about the same price. If this is true I would definitely wait and get the newer architecture.
a c 88 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 6:02:59 AM

Definately worth waiting for the 7950, it's just around the corner and looks like it will be a nice card to buy at a less rediculous price like the 7970
January 20, 2012 7:39:40 AM

I suggest you to stick with the 6950 instead of waiting for the 7850. The 6950 is slightly different from the 7850 but it still can satisfy you with its features.
February 14, 2012 2:14:27 PM

I'm actually in the same boat as the OP. I just got a new rig (i5-2500k) and my HD5770 just isn't cutting it anymore. I had the HD6950 2g in mind (I play DCS:A-10C so I figured the extra video memory would help) but I heard that the 7850 was around the corner. I also like having new(er) architecture, but are we talking about April for these to start hitting store shelves?
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