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Sapphire Radeon 7850 1gb VS 2gb

Hey guys/girls, I wanted to ask if a 2gb Radeon 7850 is much better than a 1gb. I just bought the 1gb and i'm getting some second thoughts about it. Will it be able to play games like Skyrim and BF3 at ultra settings at a resolution of 1366x768 smoothly? Please help! :(

Link to card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
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  1. It's better but probably not much better at your resolution.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-review/6
  2. Alright. Second question. I have an i3 processor, will it bottleneck my gpu? If so, i'm planning on getting an i7.
  3. Best answer
    Getting a 2GB card is better for resolution 1080p or more.
    But at your Resolution you will not cross more than 1GB of your VRAM.

    And you'll easily play BF3 maxed out.
  4. Best answer selected by HateradeIT.
  5. No it won't. But if you're planning to upgrade your CPU, you're better off with an i5. I forgot to say that BF3 multiplayer will benefit from an i5.
  6. HateradeIT said:
    Alright. Second question. I have an i3 processor, will it bottleneck my gpu? If so, i'm planning on getting an i7.


    No it will not Bottleneck at all.
  7. Yup, Multiplayer needs atleast 4 Cores.
    It will run in i3 but not smooth as in i5.
  8. Perfect for Gaming ;)
  9. Alright great! Thanks a TON guys! ;D
  10. If you're planning to overclock that processor, you'll need a motherboard that can do it like a Z77. Otherwise you can go with this slightly slower one for $40 less after promo code:

    Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506
  11. I don't have much experience with overclocking cpu's. I have an h61 motherboard type.
  12. The processor you planned on getting is a K Series CPU so I thought you were going to overclock it. You can't overclock with an H61 motherboard but it will work with that CPU. I just thought it makes more sense to save money instead.
  13. You should get i5 3470. I too have this ;)
    Because you'll not be able to OC in that Mobo.

    3470 is almost same as 3570k until you OC 3570k.

    And i5 3470 is a little better for BF3
  14. Hmm.....I should probably get a new motherboard though. See, I bought this computer from a store a year ago, but I wasn't tech-savvy then. So now i'm trying to upgrade everything in it.
  15. If you're going to buy from Newegg the i5-3470 costs $20 more than the i5-3450 but only faster by 0.1GHz. I still think you should go with the i5-3450.
  16. Another alternative is to save money for Haswell next year. :)
  17. I think i'm going to get the 3570. I won't get a new mobo, but when I do, which will be soon, i'll oc it.
  18. johnsonjohnson said:
    If you're going to buy from Newegg the i5-3470 costs $20 more than the i5-3450 but only faster by 0.1GHz. I still think you should go with the i5-3450.


    You can't compare 2 Different CPUs through their Core Speeds.
    There isn't much a difference between them. But getting a better Model is worth it.
  19. HateradeIT said:
    I think i'm going to get the 3570. I won't get a new mobo, but when I do, which will be soon, i'll oc it.


    But I'd say get a Bigger screen. You'll not enjoy much in that resolution.

    But getting a 3570k over 3470 isn't worth it until you OC it to 4.5 Ghz (You'll get 5-10 fps in CPU bound Games)
    If you have the Money then get i5 3570k with Z77 Mobo.
    3570k will be future proof and will be better in Softwares.
  20. Remember that a bigger screen will need a bigger graphics card to go with it.
  21. Sumukh_Bhagat said:
    But I'd say get a Bigger screen. You'll not enjoy much in that resolution.

    But getting a 3570k over 3470 isn't worth it until you OC it to 4.5 Ghz (You'll get 5-10 fps in CPU bound Games)
    If you have the Money then get i5 3570k with Z77 Mobo.
    3570k will be future proof and will be better in Softwares.


    Could you find a good/cheap mobo? I have NO clue what I need.
  22. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G236HL-1080p-Backlit-Monitor/dp/B00A2WNYJU/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356232213&sr=1-17&keywords=1080p+monitor

    Here's a monitor that I found.If I overclock my GPU and CPU, can I get enough performance to still play bf3 ultra settings smoothly?
  23. If you are upgrading to a Bigger screen, then get a better GPU like GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti.
  24. At 1080p the HD 7850 1GB is an entry GPU and won't give you a smooth gameplay experience at that settings.
  25. Okay, looks like i'll just get the mobo and i5 processor.
    :D
  26. One last point. If you're gonna do some serious overclocking, consider getting an aftermarket cooler.

    Edit: I have a feeling we've almost convinced you replace every components in your computer in an hour. :lol:
  27. If I were to get them at different times, should I get the mobo or the cpu first?
  28. That depends on that which Mobo you have now?
    Is it LGA 1155 or else?
  29. My current mobo and the new mobo that you recommended both are 1155.
  30. H61. It doesn't matter which one you get first.
  31. Get a CPU first. You'll see much difference in performance.
    Because Mobos doesn't have much effect
  32. Alright. So, I really wanna get a 1080p monitor soon, should I refund my current order and get a 2gb one? Or is it not worth it?
  33. If you get a 1080p Monitor. Again total change.
    I recommend this:-

    i5 3470
    Current Mobo
    8GB Ram 1600Mhz
    GTX 660

    Which PSU you have?
    I've recommended a great budget build. I have the same, Only my Mobo is a simple one.
  34. If you really want to get a monitor first, then get the graphics card like HD 7870 or GTX 660 first and the CPU later.

    Edit: A quality PSU with enough power is the most important. Here's a good $40 one after promo code and rebate if you need it.

    XFX Core Edition PRO550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  35. The system I suggested, runs BF3 on Ultra 1080p with 50+ fps. ;)
    Get i5 3470 instead, getting a i5 3570k and Ocing it will be a Big Hassle.

    And for PSU, this is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    I too have this PSU. :lol:
  36. Here's a thread with a similar question to yours (initially.)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/383638-33-will-7850-future-games-1366x768
  37. I'm getting a 650w psu along with my GPU
  38. Oh, did I mention, i'm getting a overclocked version of the radeon 7850.
  39. List your Full spec for Upgrading.
    Like which CPU, PSU and GPU etc...

    With Brand names and Models.
  40. Looks very good.
    You will get good FPS in BF3 even in 1080p.

    You can upgrade your Computer when the Next-gen cards arrive.
  41. Alright, sounds good! :D
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