Longevity of 7950 over 7850? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 6, 2012 7:21 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Azok May 6, 2012 7:07:53 AM I am building a new comp that will be MOSTLY for D3, some NBA2k and possibly an FPS or two. I recently made a thread mostly debating between 7870 and 7950. In that thread I learned about the stock core speeds and the overclocking capabilities of the 7850 and 7950. Now I am contemplating 7850 vs 7950. The price difference is what really gets me. $250- 7850 vs $400- 7950. Is the 7950 REALLY worth an extra $150? Or should I just spend $250 now and buy a new card in 2-3 years (or whenever need be)? More about : longevity 7950 7850 Anonymous May 6, 2012 7:11:08 AM Honestly there both good cards.The 7950 is the superior card but is it worth the extra money?Im not sure about that maybe you could just get a 7850 then a 2nd one when you need it if your rig supports xfire. m 0 l smorizio a c 204 U Graphics card May 6, 2012 7:21:48 AM i go with the cheaper card and save your money..by this time next year amd have there 8000 line of cards out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLongevity of the Radeon 7850 and 7870 Forum HD7850 Max Temp: 70 or 75 degrees for longevity? Forum 7950 Longevity with Next Gen Forum SolvedUpgrade over HIS 7850 2GB Forum SolvedUpgrade advice? (Cpu vs gpu, 7950 vs 7850) Forum Solvedcan i crossfire a Saphire hd7950 with a hd 7850 ? Forum Solvedcan i crossfire a Saphire hd7950 with a hd 7850 ? Forum SolvedCan you crossfire hd 7850 with hd 7950? Forum SolvedLooking for upgrade over XFX 7850 2GB card Forum SolvedIs the A10-7850K worth the extra $ over the 6800k? Forum SolvedWhich is better? (2) 2GB GDDR5 Radeon 7850s in crossfire or (1) 3GB GDDR5 Radeon 7950. Forum Solved2 7850's or 1 7950? Forum SolvedIs the AMD Kaveri APU (A10 7850K) a good buy over an FX 8350 or an i5 4th Gen. ? Please clear my doubts.... Forum SolvedI built my brother a brand new gaming pc on a budget, R7 260x, 7950 7870 or 7850? On a 650watt psu? Forum Solved7850 crossfire or single 7950 Forum Solved7950, 7870, 7850, or crossfire my 7770? Forum Solved7850 Crossfire vs. 7950? Forum Solvedhd 7850 in CF or hd7950 help with gpu Forum Solvedi3 with 7950 vs i5 with 7850 Forum SolvedSapphire 7850 2gb OC or Reference 7950 3gb OC Boost Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !