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A question about future GPU upgrade

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October 9, 2012 9:09:27 AM

Ok, so although I'm not changing anything now, I'd just like to know is it worth going from a 6450 1GB to a 7850 2GB in the future? I've seen a 7850 XFX core edition for £156.

My current card is ok, and handles my games fine. Would a future purchase of a 7850 be worth it, or should I wait till next generation?

I'd also like to know if I should get the OC edition of a GPU, would it matter? I mean, I've no intention to overclock my GPU.

Thanks! :) 
October 9, 2012 9:18:26 AM

what type of games do you play? the hd6450 and hd7850 are in different leagues the hd6450 is the slowest and weakest dx11 gpu in the market whilst the hd7850 is actually a decent high mid range performer. Now the question is- do you need it? It really depends on the games you play and the settings you use. In the future, the value/performance ratio of the gpu would get better for sure so you might wanna wait until you actually need a new gpu and your current gpu fails to run the game you want to run. But then again the hd6450 is the weakest card in the market right now and even the intel integrated hd3000 and hd4000 graphics perform better than it. So I assume your running all the older games at low settings. For that, you dont need a new gpu.
October 9, 2012 1:04:01 PM

Whoops! My bad, I just reread my first post :sweat:  I meant my Radeon HD 6750 1GB! Sorry about that! *facepalm*
Would it be worth going from 6750 to 7850?
And would getting pre over clocked GPU matter?
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October 9, 2012 11:59:23 PM

yes the hd7850 performs about 2x the hd6750. However, the hd6750 is a decent low-mid range card so like I said before, if you can run all your games properly with it- then you should keep it. But if you plan on running dx11 titles like battlefield3, batman arkham ciity, crysis3- then upgrading to a hd7850 would be the way to go.

Its a matter of personal opinion. Personally, I like pre overclocked gpus even though they cost a bit more. Those card usually have better quality, runs cooler and more headroom for overclocking- the premium you pay for them is definitely worth it. For h7850, I'd recommend a sapphire OC model or asus direct cu II. If you can find them within £10-15 of your xfx card, then you should get them instead.
October 10, 2012 7:00:07 AM

AH, thanks shamsmu, [:russk1]
one game I'd like to get is War of the Roses, but I checked on CanYouRunIt, and my GPU was letting me down, I'd also like to upgrade for Far Cry 3, so I'm gonna save up, I've seen a Sapphire 7870 for about £30 more than the XFX.
October 11, 2012 4:13:36 PM

tunkeytrunks said:
AH, thanks shamsmu, [:russk1]
I've seen a Sapphire 7870 for about £30 more than the XFX.


sounds like a good deal sapphire and hd7870.
July 8, 2013 1:00:07 AM

I have a Radeon HD 7750, can it play Far Cry 3?
July 9, 2013 3:37:29 AM

degreaser said:
I have a Radeon HD 7750, can it play Far Cry 3?


sure it can low-mid settings
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