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Radeon 7850 vs 2x 6850

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March 31, 2012 7:49:05 AM

One 7850 is 260$ on newegg
An older 6850 costs 130$
The new southern island architecture is a huge step foreward
But I'm wondering if in crossfire the older gen can beat it
Compared in high resolution and high anti aliaing modes should
Be the most accurate for comparing performance in future games

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March 31, 2012 7:52:12 AM

6850CF will be a bit faster but one 7850 is better for sure.
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March 31, 2012 8:19:58 AM

The performance of the 6850 CF is going to be little bit faster than 7850, but not noticeable in real life. But 6850 CF configuration consume about double the power of 7850, and you'll run through issues.

So because of this reasons, I would go with 7850 personally. Except you have a 6850 already on your PC, there is no reason for CF-ing. If you have 6850 already, then that's a whole new story, because you can safe money more to other useful stuff.
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December 29, 2012 12:57:56 AM

refillable said:
The performance of the 6850 CF is going to be little bit faster than 7850, but not noticeable in real life. But 6850 CF configuration consume about double the power of 7850, and you'll run through issues.

So because of this reasons, I would go with 7850 personally. Except you have a 6850 already on your PC, there is no reason for CF-ing. If you have 6850 already, then that's a whole new story, because you can safe money more to other useful stuff.


I have a 6850 already on my PC. What should i do.
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December 29, 2012 1:54:29 AM

Xtremegey said:
I have a 6850 already on my PC. What should i do.


First off, please don't necro old threads.

Secondly, to answer your question, get the 7850 2gb. A new 6850 1gb is $130 while a new 7850 2gb is $170. Get the 7850 2gb and sell your 6850 on eBay / Craigslist.

OR wait until sometime in Q1 next year and get a new Radeon 8xxx.
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