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Upgrading from 4850 crossfire, $250 options?

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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 4:57:48 PM

I currently have ATI HD 4850 Crossfire.

My budget: $250 USD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg or any reliable US store

Main usage: Gaming BF3 GW2 MMOs FPS ect.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Dual Monitor setup.

PC specs:
i5 3570k
MSI Z77 GD65
AMD 4850 Crossfire ,
Coolermaster gx750w PSU
Crucial Ballistix Elite 8gb DC 1866
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

Im looking at Nvidia 560 in SLI or maybe HD7770 in Crossfire.
Or would one 7850, 7870 or a 570 or 560 Ti give me better performance than 2 cards?
Is 560Ti that much faster than a 560 or is it not even worth it?

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...

Almost anything on this page except for the top few rows and some of the next pages top rows.
a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 6:14:08 PM

Deemo13 said:
One card is usually the better option. Uses less heat, less power, and if you want, you can XFire or SLI in the future.

I would recommend the 7850 or the 7870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



But will either of those out perform 560 SLI or 7770 in crossfirex?
I just want a stable 60+fps in bf3 on medium-high settings.
Currently playing on lowest with 70-90 fps but drops down to 10-20 constantly.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 6:27:33 PM

Personally I think they would. BF3 should work better than that with CF4850's.
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 6:44:55 PM

snipersam15 said:
But will either of those out perform 560 SLI or 7770 in crossfirex?
I just want a stable 60+fps in bf3 on medium-high settings.
Currently playing on lowest with 70-90 fps but drops down to 10-20 constantly.



Snap out of it guy $250 isn't going to outpower GTX560 in SLI
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 6:53:02 PM

Can anyone show me some factual numbers comparing any of these gpus?
Id really like to see how 560 SLI and 7770 crossfirex stack up against each other.
As well as other options besides any of the suggested above.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 7:23:32 PM

Honestly I would get a single card for better upgradability later. If you get a 7850 now, you can get another later.
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:59:20 PM

Deemo13 said:
Honestly I would get a single card for better upgradability later. If you get a 7850 now, you can get another later.



I don't really upgrade often hence the jump between 4850 crossfire and just looking for upgrade now.
Could you give me some more options for a crossfire or SLI setup.

Actually now that I look at it the price for 2 560s is going to be around 300, so what will give me better performance 560 SLI
or a single 660ti.
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September 11, 2012 9:00:09 PM

snipersam15 said:
I don't really upgrade often hence the jump between 4850 crossfire and just looking for upgrade now.
Could you give me some more options for a crossfire or SLI setup.

Actually now that I look at it the price for 2 560s is going to be around 300, so what will give me better performance 560 SLI
or a single 660ti.

At $300 your better looking for a 7950. The 660ti's memory is going to be a bigger problem as time goes on.
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 9:03:00 PM

viridiancrystal said:
At $300 your better looking for a 7950. The 660ti's memory is going to be a bigger problem as time goes on.



I dont plan on making the switch to 2150resolution or whatever it is anytime soon, and even so 2gb on the 660ti is more than enough to handle that isnt it?

Or are you recommending the 7950 over the 660ti for another reason.
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 9:54:12 PM

snipersam15 said:
I dont plan on making the switch to 2150resolution or whatever it is anytime soon, and even so 2gb on the 660ti is more than enough to handle that isnt it?

Or are you recommending the 7950 over the 660ti for another reason.



This is why

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647
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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 10:03:06 PM

Get the 7950 it's a great card!
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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 12:00:06 AM





Hmm im really torn on this one, but I have narrowed it down to 560 SLI or a 7950. Okay so completely performance wise speaking here what will have better performance 560 in SLI or 1 HD 7950? And this is after overclocking and what not.


Here are the ones I will most likely get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 191 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 12:00:21 AM

1 7950 should be able to out-perform 2 560's. And you can get another one later!
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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 12:06:05 AM

SLI or Crossfire is a pain. Flip a coin and see if your drivers will work with a game you are trying to run. A single 7950 is plenty.
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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 12:15:04 AM

Although I am and have run crossfire with no issues(4850,4870,5850,5870 and currently 6950's,i agree completely with the others,buy the best single card you can afford now,then maybe pick up a 2nd later on.
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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 2:19:55 PM

Best answer selected by snipersam15.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 5:26:06 PM

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