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October 25, 2012 1:49:16 PM

Hello guys,i really need help.Okay,now i arealdy decide to pick the hd7850.But i google and found that this gpu had much problem.And now dont know wether want to take this gpu or gtx560ti.Do i need to buy the gtx560ti?and is it worth it?i have 600watt psu.Comment ASAP

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a c 142 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 6:22:33 PM

The 560Ti is actually slower than the 7850. I wouldn't bother getting it, even if you are having tons of problems with your 7850. The closest nvidia competition for the 7850 right now is the GTX 660, and it is a bit more expensive, as well as a bit faster than the 7850.

Exactly what problems are you having with your card? It makes more sense to try to resolve these issues first before you take a financial hit to buy a different card. If it is a hardware problem, you are best served by RMAing the card for a replacement.
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October 25, 2012 8:37:07 PM

ultimatum_41 said:
Hello guys,i really need help.Okay,now i arealdy decide to pick the hd7850.But i google and found that this gpu had much problem.And now dont know wether want to take this gpu or gtx560ti.Do i need to buy the gtx560ti?and is it worth it?i have 600watt psu.Comment ASAP


nop don't go with gtx 560 ti...HD 7850 is better then it...and it has a very good overclock potential as well

go with sapphire or msi one...i had purchased mine first HIS 7850 ICQ X...as you mentioned got problem with that since first day...got refund and now i have sapphire 7850...working like a charm.....don't worry ..go with MSI or SAPPHIRE one..(DON'T BUY HIS CARD)....its great card.....and recently AMD released drivers to improve 7*** series performance...and it is working..getting 10 to 15 % improvement in 7*** series cards...so go with it .....
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 8:48:55 PM

The 7850's are great cards, and if your running below 1080p the 1 gig version is the best performance you can get for just about any money at this time. I recently had my friend order one, I had him go with a 2gig MSI power edition because he thinks he wants to buy a really big monitor some time soon. Let me tell you though from what I've seen that thing runs amazingly cool and it's better than my friends 6950. His was $225 but a single gig card would cost about $180.

As for your PSU 600w is more than enough for a single 7850, I hope that it's a good quality one too. People used to have problems with the drivers with the 78xx but I think those are long gone, my friends was running very well from what I've seen from it.

This is the 1Gb I had picked out for him at first: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But I had him go this route and this card should last him a very long time: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 26, 2012 2:21:37 AM

Thanx guys,im going with 7850.My monitor resolution is 1600x900.Should i go for 1gb 7850 or 2gb 7850?
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October 26, 2012 2:25:02 AM

The 1 gig is fine, not many games require more vram then 500mb. 2 is really a waste of money unless you do modelling.
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a c 142 U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 3:00:27 AM

I would beg to differ. There are a number of games that can use more than 1GB of video memory now, mostly thanks to things like high resolution texture packs. If you want to play Skyrim with high res textures, definitely get the 2GB version. Running Witcher 2 on high or ultra can use more than 1GB, Battlefield 3 can use more than 1GB if you run on ultra with enough Anti Aliasing. The only games that still only use 500MB tend to be very barebones console ports, eg. the ones that provide little or no graphical options whatsoever, and are just a straight translation from the console version. Mass Effect 3 would be one example.

Bottom Line, for 1600x900 and above, I would recommend getting the 2GB version, that way you are prepared for more demanding games in the future. Below 1600x900, you can still get away with 1GB if you don't plan to upgrade to a higher resolution display in the foreseeable future.
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October 26, 2012 6:48:42 AM

+1 with supernova..and price different isn't that much...2 gb will make you future proof for forthcoming graphically insane gaming titles.( crysis 3. farcry 3, cod bo 2, bioshock infinite, AC 3)..so many ..... ;)  ;) 
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October 26, 2012 2:40:07 PM

Thanx for the advice guys.Im going with 7850 2gb but which brand should i go?Sapphire,MSI or Asus?
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October 26, 2012 3:43:28 PM

If you don't have a brand preference then get which ever is cheapest. I'm a Sapphire fanboy, been using their cards since 2005. Other people swear by Asus or Gigabyte, everyone has their favorite.
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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 4:56:51 PM

What ever is cheapest, I like MSI cards, they've never done anything bad to me. It seems like more people on here have trouble with Gigabyte cards more often than anything. I'm using a Gigabyte board that's got to be like 4 years old now though and it still runs so they're not all bad.
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October 28, 2012 7:53:27 AM

Ok guys im going with Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC version.And ill make new thread about bottlenecking before buy it :D .Thank you guys.
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October 28, 2012 7:54:52 AM

Best answer selected by ultimatum_41.
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