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Hd 7870 or hd 7950?

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November 4, 2012 9:13:54 PM

I am looking to upgrade my GPU and was thinking of getting the hd 7870 but if I get a 7950 could I max out battlefield 3 at 1920x1080 and would it be compatible with my system?.

Or is there a better card for around the same price I could get.

Current specs.
i5-3470
HD 6750
430w psu
8gb RAM
P8H77-MLE

More about : 7870 7950

a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 9:28:47 PM

You can't run a 7950 with your powersupply so a 7850 is your best bet
a b U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 9:29:13 PM

All your components seem pretty good except for that PSU. Now I don't know what brand or model it is but even if it's the best 430w you could possibly buy I don't think running either of those cards on it is a good idea. Unless you want to upgrade your PSU right away or in the near future after buying one of those cards a 7850 takes like 30w less and would probably be okay.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
You can see the load power consumption for each card is around 350, which leaves some space but not enough that I would recommend using for a long time.
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November 4, 2012 9:33:40 PM

mace200200 said:
All your components seem pretty good except for that PSU. Now I don't know what brand or model it is but even if it's the best 430w you could possibly buy I don't think running either of those cards on it is a good idea. Unless you want to upgrade your PSU right away or in the near future after buying one of those cards a 7850 takes like 30w less and would probably be okay.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
You can see the load power consumption for each card is around 350, which leaves some space but not enough that I would recommend using for a long time.


I was looking to buy a Corsair 600W I meant to post that in first sorry.

http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-...
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 9:38:30 PM

lol just noticed your in U.K. sorry
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 9:41:48 PM

I recommend Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
November 4, 2012 9:42:34 PM

bigcyco1 said:
lol just noticed your in U.K. sorry


haha its ok would i be able to max out Bf3 at 1920x1080 with that card?
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 9:57:47 PM

You'll be o.k. if you have a good case meaning Great thermal performance like the HAF 912 or something sure what case do you have?
November 4, 2012 10:01:33 PM

Its a cooler master elite 371.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 10:02:58 PM

You should be fine
November 4, 2012 10:05:51 PM

Thanks a lot I really appreciate your help.
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 10:24:46 PM

No problem anytime
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