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 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 Related resources Recommended GPU for new build! - Forum Dell XPS 8300 460W All Recommended GPU 's - Forum Which gpu 's are recommended with my build? - Forum Recommended PSU not good enough for GPU ? - Forum Recommended GPU ??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Tmant123 July 20, 2012 5:39:31 AM Best answer selected by Tmant123. 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. Mousemonkey a c 242 U Graphics card July 20, 2012 1:39:15 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is the recommended or best supported GPU for my computer? ForumRecommended GPU to run skyrim max 1080p+HD mods? ForumRecommended gpu for my system? ForumRecommended GPU (s) for these components ForumNeed a recommended GPU for £100-£150 ish ForumRecommended gpu to compliment i7 ForumStarcraft 2, recommended laptop GPU ForumRecommended Watt number for GPU - Asus GTX570 DCII? ForumRecommended gpu for dell inspiron 570 ForumRecommended GPU ForumRecommended GPU for this e8500 system? ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumLCD blacks out - GPU usage goes down while benching the CPU ForumI think I damaged my GPU (HD 7950) ForumGPU isn't recognized sometimes when booting. 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 !