HD7850 1GB worthy or not?

hey guys!
i own the Gig gtx560ti Windforce and it's a great piece, it works at 980/1255MHz. just recently i've seen the MSI 7850 1GB at a very affordable price. the best thing is that i can sell my gtx560ti for the same price so i can basically get a new card without any investment. but is it worthy? i know that 7850 2GB outperform not only 560ti but also gtx570 most of the time.

can i expect a measurable-reasonable improvement if i get the 1GB model?
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  1. The 1GB model performs the same as the 2GB model. Problem with the 1GB model is that there are a number of games that can use more than 1GB of RAM on the video card at 1080p resolution. This is especially true if the game in question has a high res texture pack. Skyrim with Bethesda's high res textures causes VRAM usage to go up to 1.5+ GB. As such, I would recommend the 2GB version if you don't want to be stuck short of VRAM.

    With the OC you have on your 560Ti, a 7850 at stock is probably closer to a sidegrade than a real upgrade. OCing the 7850 would help, but you may want to aim higher if you want a really worthwhile performance bump.
  2. yeah i see what u mean. in the test here at Tom's they said the Max Pain didn't even start on the cards with less than 2GB of VRAM when hi-res textures were used.
    okay, i'm gonna try and save some cash and go for the 7870.
  3. The 7850 1GB isn't really an upgrade from the 560ti... I wouldn't bother. It's like 10% faster, has the same vram limits as the 560ti, and it's a hassle to sell your card and get a new one.
  4. BigMack70 said:
    The 7850 1GB isn't really an upgrade from the 560ti... I wouldn't bother. It's like 10% faster, has the same vram limits as the 560ti, and it's a hassle to sell your card and get a new one.
    +1 i say a worthy upgrade from a 560 ti would be a gtx 670 or R7950 i wouldn't even bother upgraded to anything less
  5. bigcyco1 said:
    +1 i say a worthy upgrade from a 560 ti would be a gtx 670 or R7950 i wouldn't even bother upgraded to anything less

    i'll definitely skip R7850 but r u sure that R7870 isn't a true upgrade? i soundly beats gtx560ti. yeah i wish i can get gtx670 now but such an upgrade would have to wait.
  6. mason101 said:
    i'll definitely skip R7850 but r u sure that R7870 isn't a true upgrade? i soundly beats gtx560ti. yeah i wish i can get gtx670 now but such an upgrade would have to wait.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hwcompare.com%2F12209%2Fgeforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7870%2F&ei=v2BcUOqeCKbAigKA2YFg&usg=AFQjCNF84t_w21gDOcu4uZDtGvW3HlcZMA&sig2=t5Kq47cbMtQN2VmHiiqP4w&cad=rja you tell me Radeon HD 7870 should be 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti
  7. Even 560ti to 7870 would be a pretty dumb "upgrade".

    If your upgrading, you want to upgrade at least 3 tiers to make it worth the money.
  8. ^^ that makes sense.
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