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Which of these graphics card setups would give better performance?

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May 19, 2012 8:39:03 PM

I am going to be upgrading my graphics card setup, and would like to know which would give me the best performance.

I have narrowed my selection down to 2 cards :

A : a 2gb Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, which i would run in Crossfire with my 2gb 6850

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B: a 2gb Sapphire Radeon HD 7850

I would be playing games such as : Diablo 3, Rift, Tera, Guild Wars 2 (when it releases), and Skyrim.

I'm would be gaming on a 27" monitor at 1920x1080 resolution.

If you have other suggestions, my price range is about $250.

Thanks in advance for your advice/suggestions. :) 

Edit : i meant i would be running a 2gb 6850 with a 2gb 6850 in crossfire, i mistyped :/ 

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May 19, 2012 8:46:18 PM

I'd definitely sell the 6850 and get a single 7850. Once you over clock it, I'm sure the performance gap will be negligible, especially at your resolution. It's also a lot simpler running a single card, and you can be sure the power draw/heat/noise will be a fraction of two 6850s!
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May 19, 2012 8:59:00 PM

heat and noise is not an issue when a decent psu is in the front of any two cards, if you want to run those games on max setting then sure get another 6850.
You'll be see a massive increaase in performance, BTW what is you other specs?
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May 19, 2012 9:01:37 PM

First of all, you can't put a 2gb 6850 with a 1gb one. And by that I mean it's pointless as only 1gb will be used. Second, I really think you're better off with only one GPU. 7850 is a fine choice.
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May 19, 2012 9:10:33 PM

ohh, agree with firedice@ i didn't see OP have an already 1gb card and want to cf it with 2gb version then sorry, it won't so the choice is 7850.
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May 19, 2012 9:19:31 PM

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heat and noise is not an issue when a decent psu is in the front of any two cards


What does the psu have to do with the noise and heat produced by the graphics cards?..Good psu or bad, the cards will produce the same heat and noise as long as its running
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May 19, 2012 11:59:49 PM

firedice said:
First of all, you can't put a 2gb 6850 with a 1gb one. And by that I mean it's pointless as only 1gb will be used. Second, I really think you're better off with only one GPU. 7850 is a fine choice.



sorry bout that, i mistyped my original post, i meant a 2gb with a 2gb card. Would the 7850 still be a better choice?
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May 20, 2012 12:03:15 AM

xtreme5 said:
ohh, agree with firedice@ i didn't see OP have an already 1gb card and want to cf it with 2gb version then sorry, it won't so the choice is 7850.


sorry bout that, i typed 1gb instead of 2gb on accident. :/ 
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