I'm interested in the 7850 since the price drop. I have some rewards points through Amazon, so I'm monitoring their pricing closely, and will need to buy the card through them. They aren't matching or even coming close on all of Newegg's pricing, but these days the Visiontek and HIS are both running around $209, with MSI running $219, and ASUS, HIS and XFX (2gb) all running around $224.
Is there anything I should be aware of in comparing Visiontek and HIS? I've never owned either. Is there anything about MSI, ASUS, HIS or XFX that would be worth the small premium?
I'm currently running a 4850 that I've had for 4 years or so. My main gaming is LOTRO, SWTOR, DCUO, and some occasional console ports (LA Noire, Assassins Creed). I don't do much with FPS, and run a monitor with a native resolution of around 2050x1080 (it's not quite 16:9). I'm hoping to take advantage of the LOTRO DirectX 11 upgrades with their new expansion.