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7850 from 6790?

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January 12, 2013 1:52:00 AM

hey guys I was wondering if the 7850 is enough tiers up from the 6790 to buy it for an upgrade. It won't be a Reference 7850 but one with two fans etc etc.... Let me know and link any besties. Also, would it matter if it is a 1gb 7850 since I only have 1 monitor? I can't afford the 2gb models. Please link some good deals.

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January 12, 2013 2:39:11 AM

I don't think that upgrade is worthwile.i reccommend you get atleast hd 7870 or gtx 660.
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January 12, 2013 3:13:51 AM

The 7870 is sort of out of my budget where as the 7850 isn't. I will be using 1920x1080 resolution. (from what i have read this would be a very decent upgrade)? Why do you say no?
I can ALWAYS and will over clock it.
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January 12, 2013 3:20:31 AM

If you overclock, then the upgrade to the Radeon 7850 is the best option and is worth it. Those cards overclock incredibly well.

There are some 2GB models that are only marginally more expensive than the 1GB models. The 1GB models occasionally run into memory capacity bottle-necks, so the 2GB models do have a considerable advantage.
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January 12, 2013 3:21:00 AM

You should really be looking at the 2GB models. Many games use 2GB at their highest settings and I don't think you want to handicap you're new card.
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January 12, 2013 3:27:19 AM

Go with hd 7850 2gb version.for that resolution you need 2gb as some games like battlefield 3 uses 1.5gb vram and also good for future proof.
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January 12, 2013 3:31:00 AM

don't know why there is the "if you do/get this" babbling about.

straight up the 7850>6790 by a substantial margin and will be a worthwhile upgrade.

bit of a "dated" table but still relevant:
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January 12, 2013 3:17:33 PM

So I decided I am going to buy a 7850 should I buy the MSI or Gigabyte or Sapphire I will buy the 2GB version. Feedback please thanks.
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January 12, 2013 4:57:27 PM

I like Gigabyte's factory overclocked 7850 2GB, but MSI's TwinFrozr is also a very good model and Asus has excellent models too. Although I like Sapphire and the 7850, somewhat ironically, I haven't had much experience with Sapphire Radeon 7850 models and can't even talk much about them without looking them up. I'm sure that they're great too, I just don't know a lot of specifics about them.
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January 12, 2013 5:26:50 PM

So now it is between the Gigabyte Windforcex2 and MSI's WtinFrozr hmmmm I can't decide....
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January 12, 2013 5:41:02 PM

Whats wrong with the GTX 660 anyway? Its got a scaled down version of the GK104 Chip the GK106. The GTX 660 has the GPU Boost technology which is damn good.
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January 12, 2013 5:50:09 PM

Angry Bellic said:
Whats wrong with the GTX 660 anyway? Its got a scaled down version of the GK104 Chip the GK106. The GTX 660 has the GPU Boost technology which is damn good.


The GTX 660 has inferior overclocking headroom and not only does it not have Turbo (From Nvidia, only the GK104 based cards have Turbo), but Turbo is actually a bad thing on the GPUs for overclocking because it complicates overclocking more than it needs to be.
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January 12, 2013 6:49:15 PM

kyleamos12 said:
So I decided I am going to buy a 7850 should I buy the MSI or Gigabyte or Sapphire I will buy the 2GB version. Feedback please thanks.

Ya get the 7850 as it will be a substantial upgrade over an old and slow 6790 not to mention the 7850 runs much cooler and uses less power "single 6pin" to achieve much higher performance and that's not to mention the OCing capabilities that can put the 7850 at/near/ahead of the GTX 580 in performance across all games.
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January 12, 2013 6:54:53 PM

Angry Bellic said:
Whats wrong with the GTX 660 anyway? Its got a scaled down version of the GK104 Chip the GK106. The GTX 660 has the GPU Boost technology which is damn good.

not a bad suggestion, though the 7850 is a bit less expensive so the 660 may not be in the budget.
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January 13, 2013 6:00:21 PM

kyleamos12 said:
660 is out of the question considering I am going to be OC'ing the card. 78xx much more OC room.
I am trying to decide between these two. Any feedback on which one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!!! Need help buying today!

either card will do fine. the difference is the connections (2DVI, 1DP and 1HDMI vs 1DVI, 2mDP and 1HDMI)

though understand when it comes to overclocking, nothing is a given as some folks like to elude to; each card and even the chip on the same model may have the same potential but the actual result will vary.

edit: seriously, there is no way a overclocked 7850 will match the performance of an overclocked 660 even with the 660's TDP limitation.
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January 13, 2013 7:43:13 PM

660 is out of budget. Its between those two cards. IDK how customer support, quality, etc is for either MSI or Sapphire? Lol. So I'm waiting for who says the best is. Not a lot of reviews on them temp wise etc.
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January 13, 2013 8:01:46 PM

kyleamos12 said:
660 is out of budget. Its between those two cards. IDK how customer support, quality, etc is for either MSI or Sapphire? Lol. So I'm waiting for who says the best is. Not a lot of reviews on them temp wise etc.

got it. your last reply referred to overclocking . . to be blunt, you are looking at the two cheapest 7850s with 2gb of Vram. nothing is special about either card that separates it from the other. so look at the connections (as i posted before) and/or consider the MSI has one more year warranty ( 3 opposed to 2) on the parts.
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January 13, 2013 8:14:58 PM

You know what if I can find a gtx660(non ti) for a decent price I might do it. Is it worth it? I mean its $40 more for.... ? I just bumped up my budget to $250 instead of $200 Cards now? So forget everything else. I have a dead $250 no more to spend. What card 7870 GTX660 idk just link. ANYBODY.
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January 13, 2013 10:13:31 PM

kyleamos12 said:
You know what if I can find a gtx660(non ti) for a decent price I might do it. Is it worth it? I mean its $40 more for.... ? I just bumped up my budget to $250 instead of $200 Cards now? So forget everything else. I have a dead $250 no more to spend. What card 7870 GTX660 idk just link. ANYBODY.

$250? thats another ballgame:

GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $239.99

unless you are going to count a rebate:
MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC $259.99
$249.99 after $10.00 rebate card

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January 14, 2013 1:14:43 AM

you heard correctly.
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February 2, 2013 2:54:28 PM

blazorthon said:
The GTX 660 has inferior overclocking headroom and not only does it not have Turbo (From Nvidia, only the GK104 based cards have Turbo), but Turbo is actually a bad thing on the GPUs for overclocking because it complicates overclocking more than it needs to be.


It does have GPU Boost feature.
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February 2, 2013 6:34:45 PM

Best answer selected by kyleamos12.
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February 2, 2013 6:41:19 PM

kyleamos12 said:
Bought the Gigabyte 7870

NICE! i hope you got it before they jacked up the price $10.
(but added two games :p  )
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