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HD 7850 1gb or 2gb

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February 16, 2013 12:48:11 AM

Planning to get a Radeon HD 7850 soon but couldn't decide if I should get the 1gb or 2gb version. Does it matter if I choose between the two? Would there be a difference in performance? Worth it to go with the larger one?

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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2013 12:53:01 AM

for less than 1080p just grab a 1gb, for 1080p or higher get the 2gb version
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February 16, 2013 12:59:23 AM

I see. So if I were to upgrade my monitor to 1080p in the future, should I get another 1gb and crossfire then?
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 16, 2013 1:10:49 AM

I disagree. I think it's bad advice to tell someone to buy a 1gig if they game above 1600 resolution. 1gig is the new 512mb.......... buy a 2gig card.

and no. cross-firing 2 1gig cards is fruitless and monetarily insane.
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February 16, 2013 5:25:41 AM

Thanks. Guess i'll save up some more money to get the 2gb version then.
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February 16, 2013 5:25:53 AM

Best answer selected by ellefy.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2013 6:33:32 AM

^ its just general advice as to resolution
well it all depends on the budget, got more money ofc you get more vram or a better card, if not then get the best you can

if you want to crossfire later then grab the 2gb versions
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