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2 x 7850, or sell and upgrade to HD 8000's

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October 5, 2012 10:00:14 AM

Yeah, so thats pretty much my dilemma. I currently have a 7850, going fantastic with my overclocks, as you can see in my signature, but I feel when I upgrade to a 1440p monitor later this year, whether that will be enough. I've pretty much assured myself to upgrade by next year February to get ready for Crysis 3 at 1440p. I know my current 7850 will be slaughtered, so I am either considering to sell my 7850, which will hopefully be worth around $120 by next year, and grab either a 8950/70, or keep it and then just buy a brand new 7850 for like $160, next year.

What do you guys think?

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October 5, 2012 10:24:39 AM

Woot... 1400 MHz? Teach me how to do that?

How much did you get on P-score 3DMark 11?

I would honestly grab a 8950/8970, you're getting an upgrade for next year right? Probably getting a 7850 CF is much worse that time than buying a new 8950/8970.
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October 5, 2012 10:44:48 AM

3DMark doesn't work for me unfortunately :(  .. seems to crash whenever I open it, I reinstalled it several times to no success.

Yeah, I might grab a 8970, if its worth it, and the Asus Dcii version is two slots. Thanks for your input :D 

Haha, it took me literally a week of testing to actually stabilise those overclocks, including bricking my card once to get the unlocked bios haha, simple fix but.

It still overheats like crap though, seriously I hit 90 degrees sometimes when I'm gaming without V-sync, I put pretty high voltage to stabilise that thing. I'm not too good with watercooling, so I can't really mitigate the issue, but it runs on 90 just fine.
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October 5, 2012 2:14:31 PM

how about unigine heaven?
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October 5, 2012 2:18:45 PM

Hardly seen anyone OCing to 1400mhz
Don't prefer CF..... So..
+1 for 8000s

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October 12, 2012 12:17:44 AM

Best answer selected by JJ1217.
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