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HD7850 advise

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 27, 2013 12:39:28 PM

Hi all,

I'm running a MSI HD6870 graphics card at the moment but it got damaged. I want to replace it but not quite sure what to do. I'm thinking of getting a MSI/Sapphire HD7850 OC card.

1. Do you think I should spend the money and buy that card or wait a few weeks for new cards to come out and drop the price of the 7850?

2. If I buy the HD7850 now, for how long do think will it still be able to play games on very high video settings?

System specs:

MB: MSI 790GX - GD65
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 (3.4GHz)
RAM: 8GB DDR 3 1333MHz
PSU: Corsair GS600

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January 27, 2013 2:03:41 PM

Look on the manufacturer website, and buy a card that is "approved" and tested for that motherboard, specifically.
This will help you avoid problems. The manufacturer has a LIST of approved video cards, and memory sticks.
January 27, 2013 2:20:16 PM

For how long do you think will I still be able to play high-end games with the hd7850? Will it be worth it to spend money on this card now or should I wait awhile for the new HD models to come out and then buy a 7870 or better for a lower price.
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January 27, 2013 3:43:49 PM

As far as I know, there's no official announcement as to when the Radeon HD 8xxx series will come out.

You could be waiting an indefinite amount of months, especially since I believe the high-end cards are always the first to be released.
January 27, 2013 4:21:39 PM

I just hope I can play high graphics games for at least the next 2 years
January 27, 2013 4:33:24 PM

If your monitor resolution is anything below 1920x1080, you'll be fine for the next 2 years.
January 27, 2013 4:58:16 PM

Maybe I should go for the HD7870. Do you think I should then also upgrade PSU?
January 27, 2013 7:47:06 PM

I can promise you that the higher end cards have much better picture quality for:
Games, graphics, Photos and Video Media.
It's worth it to get the best card.
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January 27, 2013 7:57:17 PM

Look at the new 7870 Tahiti le, near 7950 performance at 7870 prices. Your psu will be Ok.
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January 27, 2013 8:19:23 PM

Goodeggray said:
Look at the new 7870 Tahiti le, near 7950 performance at 7870 prices. Your psu will be Ok.

January 28, 2013 4:20:06 PM

I've ordered my HD7870.

Thanks a lot for the advise!