I need som advice! I have sold my club 3d gtx 560 coolstream and using a 8600gt that works verry good, besides som noise (but i am not trying to play games yet).... i am a nvidia fan, but because of the price/performance, low power consumption i want a hd 7850 or mabye a 7870.
I play at the moment, need for speed shift,drift and mass effect 3 on full hd (1920x1080) just normal setting that i could use with my gtx 560(bf3 was on high and 4xaa) and i have a i7 870 cpu.
I can get a sapphire hd 7850 1gb for about 170euros with shipping (good price in denmark)
A hd 7850 2gb for about 192 euro with shipping (club 3d, in denmark)
A hd7870 for about 220 euros with shipping (sapphire) from caseking.de, which i think is a bit to much for my budget.
The price of the 1 gb hd 7850 is much better and may well be the best buy of all gpu's at the moment,but is 1 gb ram enough or should i go for the 2 gb version? (i will not play bf3 on ultra if my card can't handle ultra smoothly, every one say 1gb vram is not enough for high settings with bf3 and some other games)
Which of the cheap hd7850 1/2gb is the best? (noise and how much it can be oc'ed)
If you're at 1080p or less, you're probably OK going with the 1GB card. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with that, as I think we're within a year or two of 1GB vram no longer being enough for 1080p, but the performance seems to be just fine in current titles: