Closed Recommended GPU Tags: Graphics Cards Performance Radeon GPUs Graphics Product Last response: July 20, 2012 1:39 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Tmant123 July 20, 2012 4:59:46 AM I'm looking at mainly these two cards. Radeon 6950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Radeon 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I've looked on hw compare and the 6950 is faster, but consumes more power. If you can find a Nvidia equivalent to these in performance/price then go ahead and recommend it. More about : recommended gpu Best solution claysm a b U Graphics card July 20, 2012 5:21:40 AM Using only hwcompare.com isn't always a good idea, as they only calculate theoretical performance based on each cards specifications. Actual benchmarks are always preferable. Real world usage, the 7850 is more powerful. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=549 Oops, posted the wrong link at first Share fantastik250 a c 99 U Graphics card July 20, 2012 5:28:17 AM +1^ A 7850 is the stronger card. You want real benchmarks. Here's an easy benchmark to look at 6950 vs 7850: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=549 Score 0 Related resources Will a 550w PSU work on a 600w Recommended GPU? - Forum Recommended GPU Upgrade [On a strict budget] - Forum GPU Failed, possible upgrade to 270x but recommended 500 watts is more than 375 psu - Forum recommended ram for gpu - Forum recommended nvidia gpu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Tmant123 July 20, 2012 5:39:31 AM Best answer selected by Tmant123. Score 0 Tmant123 July 20, 2012 5:39:41 AM I see, thanks for your input. Going with the 7850, was planning a build for a friend. Score 0 Mousemonkey a c 273 U Graphics card July 20, 2012 1:39:15 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRecommended GPU for 2014 games with med-high settings on a 1920x1080 resolution? Forum SolvedRecommended GPU for My CPU Forum SolvedOpinion to getting the recommended GPU Forum SolvedRecommended GPU upgrades Forum SolvedRecommended GPU for 1080p Forum Solvedrecommended SSF GPU? Forum why is using a molex adapter for a gpu not recommended? Forum Running gpu on a slightly lower than recommended pu watts? Forum SolvedWhat are some recommended gpu's for 1920x1080p? Forum SolvedWill my GPU fit in this case or what would be recommended? Forum SolvedWhat is the recommended Minimum gpu for 1080p playback for a htpc? Forum Recommended GPU upgrade for bf4? 270x or 7770 or 7870? Forum SolvedRecommended GPU to run skyrim max 1080p+HD mods? Forum Recommended GPU for me? Forum Should I use the recommended specs for gpu for software? 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 !