Hd 6870 vs hd 7850

Hi everyone! i want to ask-
1) will a MSI H61M-P20 (G3) Motherboard support a hd 6870?
2) and is there a significant difference between a the hd 6870 and a hd 7850?? In india the price difference is around 35$ so is the extra cost worth it?

I will be gaming at 1366*768 resolution(metro2033,crysis 2,sleeping dogs,AC3, just cause 2 etc), and would like to max out with full AA and AF.Thank you
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  1. 1 Yes!
    2 at your resolution HD6870 is an overkill so the hd7850 would be more so but if you are planning an upgrade to a 1080P monitor the extra for the HD7850 would be worth it. If not no.
  2. i would choose 7850 because

    in average 7850 a little more powerful than 6870

    7850 consume less power than 6870, means less heat, less power bill

    7850 is new, for me i would stick to new stuffs
  3. I think hd 7850 is also a killer overclocker. So, you can't go wrong going with it
  4. I know that the HD 6870 is overkill for my res but i want average 60fps maxed out, and i suppose nothing below an HD 6870 will give me that...
  5. Get the 7850 . It's a better card and will OC easily. Maybe in near future u will upgr ur monitor and the 7850 will come in .

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-21.html

    Check this out !
  6. If you can afford the HD7850 then go for it. The best visual upgrade I have ever done was going 1280 x 1024 to a widescreen 1680 x 1050 years ago. With the HD7850 you will be set for that type of upgrade to 1080P.
  7. Now, for some reason i ended up ordering a Asus gtx560ti directCUII, I have a question-
    1) How does it compare to a hd7850?
    2) will i be able to max out the demanding games at 1366*768 res??
  8. GTX560ti is still a good card should be fine on your resolution. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/26.html
  9. i have a g630, will it bottlneck the gtx560ti???
  10. They should work fine together.
  11. I have a G620 and i can max out ANY game except BF3 where i get 40+ Frames at ultra
  12. ^by maxed you mean 50-60fps???
  13. At every game more than 60.

    Example MW3 254fps
    NFS MW 2012 120+
    Prototype 2 70+ but droping to 35 sometime for a moment (Game bug)
    Bf3 35+ Always usually is 50
    Other game's no limits :)
  14. You just bought a 560Ti that is of Rs17000 !!!You just got robbed !!!
    You would have bought Gigabyte GTX 660 for 15000 and MSI GTX 660 for 16000.
    If you would have added a 1000 more than you can get Asus GTX 660 Direct CUII.
    I too live in India.

    Check it yourself:

    MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr

    http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n660-tf-2gd5-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdeh4w3nugtu8s?pid=GRCDEH4WN9NA5NRN&srno=s_9&ref=646d8345-3326-43b9-8b8d-d5e2c7e7dc88&otracker=from-search

    Gigabyte GTX 660 OC Edition

    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-2-gb-gddr5-gv-n660oc-2gd-graphics-card/p/itmdfbptzcztswrn?pid=GRCDFBPSXQAUPPUJ&srno=s_2&ref=646d8345-3326-43b9-8b8d-d5e2c7e7dc88&otracker=from-search
  15. I know that i got robbed, but i live in a part of India where the flipkart services are not that good, and also for some reason i dont trust these online shopping sites, and i dont think there is a big differnce between the 560ti and 660
  16. vik61 said:
    I know that i got robbed, but i live in a part of India where the flipkart services are not that good, and also for some reason i dont trust these online shopping sites, and i dont think there is a big differnce between the 560ti and 660

    Well you are wrong, there is quite a bit of difference between the two.
  17. Mousemonkey said:
    Well you are wrong, there is quite a bit of difference between the two.

    but the gtx660 is not available here, and anyway i dont think i will need it for 1366*768 resolution
  18. vik61 said:
    but the gtx660 is not available here, and anyway i dont think i will need it for 1366*768 resolution

    That doesn't change the fact that there is a big difference between the two cards though does it?
  19. Mousemonkey said:
    That doesn't change the fact that there is a big difference between the two cards though does it?

    according to tomshardware gpu hierarchy, it is just one tier above the gtx 560ti...
  20. vik61 said:
    according to tomshardware gpu hierarchy, it is just one tier above the gtx 560ti...

    Forget the charts, I own two of each of them which is why I know that there is quite a big difference in the performance of both of them.
  21. Flipkart can ship everywhere in India, but it may take time. Where you live?

    It maybe just one place above but they have a very big difference in everything. GTX660 takes less power and is more powerful + cheaper than your GTX 560 Direct CUII. GTX 660 is enough to play most games on 1080p Ultra for next 2 years.

    And please believe all this online shopping, I do believe now because I've ordered many things from their
  22. I returned that overpriced crap,and bougth a galaxy gtx560 for rs 6000 less(same price as an hd7770), anyway i realised that a gtx 560ti,gtx 660, hd 7850 are too much of an overkill for my resolution... Now i want to know, how does it fare against the HD 6870???
  23. +1 You've done a great job. GTX 560 is too a good card for your Resolution.
  24. ^ where did you find a gtx 560 for rs 6000???, i dont think even in US you would get for that price!!
  25. vik61 said:
    I returned that overpriced crap,and bougth a galaxy gtx560 for rs 6000 less(same price as an hd7770), anyway i realised that a gtx 560ti,gtx 660, hd 7850 are too much of an overkill for my resolution... Now i want to know, how does it fare against the HD 6870???


    Gtx 560 Ti is better then HD 6870.

    This is kinda a little sum :)

    http://www.hwcompare.com/8890/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6870/

    Hd 6870

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/1.html

    Gtx 560 Ti

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti/1.html
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