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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:44:19 PM

go for the 2 GB card new games are starting to require more than 1 GB on the card. Example crysis 2 to run on ultra, DX11 and High res textures they recommend 1.5 GB. This will just Keep going up especially if you add high AA to it.
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January 24, 2013 5:44:22 PM

The 2gb is going to be better. As when you have high textures the 2gb can be needed.

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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 6:03:15 PM

get the 2gb 7850 as there is not any price difference between them
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January 24, 2013 6:27:57 PM

I am planning to set up crossfire a pair of these but your points are still valid

I am just worried because the prices for the 1gb vs the 2gb is almost identical.

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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 6:31:54 PM

if you are planning crossfire then definately get 2gb. you will surely need the extra 1gb of vram in crossfire configuration
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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 6:32:39 PM

Depends on what you're playing and how long you think you'll keep this card.

Games like Skyrim for example, played @ 1920x1080 resolution with graphic/texture mods will easily eat more than 1GB of video memory.

My GTX 470 SLI setup actually has a hard time keeping a steady frame rate in Skyrim because it uses every bit of my 1GB of GPU-RAM. So occasionally it'll stutter as it loads data.

At this point I'd suggest a 2GB video card (primarily if you'll be playing at higher resolutions). Games are beginning to get to that level.

Normally a 2GB card would cost more. However, the 1GB card you're looking at has an upgraded cooler. So that's why the price is basically the same. Get the 2GB version.
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January 24, 2013 6:34:20 PM

The 7850 might not be powerful enough in some situations to take advantage of more than 1gb of ram (So if the prices where further apart $20+ the 1gb could be good buy, but they are not)... But in your situation where you plan to Crossfire it, Than the 2gb is without a doubt the way to go.
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January 24, 2013 6:59:10 PM

Best answer selected by redwing3139.
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