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HD7850 - Newegg - Are these the same cards?

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August 10, 2012 10:03:59 PM

So i was keeping an eye on this card for the past few weeks.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

during the last month, it went in the "out of stock, might not replenish" status twice. I promised myself when it would be back in stock the next time i would buy it right away!

so today i checked it again and it was still out of stock, but then i made a search for "HD 7850 OC 2GB" and came accross this:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

The price was the same and so was the box in the picture!
So is the card in the second link the same as the one in the first link, but with a different cooler?
The details list isnt complete so i cant really tell by myself...

Oh and btw, should i wait a bit before buying a new graphics card? are the prices about to drop soon?

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a c 159 U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 10:16:26 PM

Looks to be the same, probably just different model numbers.

Prices are always about to drop or new cards about to come out. You can play the waiting game for a long time.
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August 10, 2012 10:26:17 PM

Thanks a lot, I will select this as the best answer, but i was also wondering about something else and i thought i would ask it here.

I plan on gaming on a 1680*1050 monitor so is 2gb really going to help? does it only mean i will be able to play every game out there with 8x AA with no hit on the performance or would i still be able to do it with a 1gb card?

overall, should i get this, or is it not suited for my needs since of it has so much vram?
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August 10, 2012 10:28:01 PM

Best answer selected by moddedmatt.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 10:43:58 PM

I know I'll hear a lot of crap for this but yes, even at 1680x1050 there are games that will give you trouble if you're only have a card with 1gig of vram on it. I've been down this road. if you can get a 2gig card, get it.
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