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Fx-4100 7870 vs 7850

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December 10, 2012 2:20:18 AM

First off I will not OC i just want to know which one will be better with a stock fx.1920x1080p with HDMI cable. Will There Be Any Noticeable Bottleneck. Metro 2033, Battlefield 3, Saint Row The Third, CSGO Mostly Games Like That.Please also recommend me a card of which you think is better and a psu if you can

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December 10, 2012 2:22:26 AM

whats your budget for both the psu and the card together?
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December 10, 2012 11:45:18 AM

Dnx said:
whats your budget for both the psu and the card together?

320
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 12:00:59 PM

I'd look at a HIS 7870 and Corsair CX 500 PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:09:09 PM

Don't get that XFX 7870 as they have coil whine problems. Also there is no need to get anything over a 500W PSU.
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7950- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're on a strict budget of $320 go for the 7870 and I'm sure you won't be disappointed but if you do find yourself with a bit more the 7950 should be given a consideration.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:13:06 PM

Get the 7850. If you go above a 7850 then your processor will bottleneck.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:15:49 PM

Not entirely true. AMD CPU's can't utilize the full performance of GPU's but a 7870 would give an increase in performance versus a 7850 where if it was a true bottleneck it wouldn't show a gain. In this article to help show the difference they used a 7970.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4170-core-i3-322...
Game beenchmarks
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4170-core-i3-322...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4170-core-i3-322...
In some games even the i3 represents a limiting factor but still not a bottleneck.
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December 10, 2012 9:38:44 PM

andrewcarr said:
Don't get that XFX 7870 as they have coil whine problems. Also there is no need to get anything over a 500W PSU.
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7950- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're on a strict budget of $320 go for the 7870 and I'm sure you won't be disappointed but if you do find yourself with a bit more the 7950 should be given a consideration.

the 7950 looks really good but will there be alot of bottleneck. if there is gonna be alot of bottleneck would it not be better to get the 7870
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December 10, 2012 10:20:04 PM

jesse154 said:
the 7950 looks really good but will there be alot of bottleneck. if there is gonna be alot of bottleneck would it not be better to get the 7870


there is a chance of small bottleneck, but i its worth getting a 7950. i currently run a gtx 670 on a i7 920 a 4 yrs old cpu and it works great, so i think you'll be fine.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 3:33:46 AM

In some games that are more CPU dependent there will be more of a limit and in some games there won't be a limit at all, due to the CPU. It is worth a consideration and it is a good card.
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December 11, 2012 6:28:02 AM

Get a 7870 or 7950 if you can afford it, you will want the extra performance at 1080p imo, and yes in some games your fx chip will hold you back, those chips are not for gaming, and the 7870 and 7950 are powerful cards.
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