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HD 6870 or HD 7850 ?

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February 23, 2013 3:50:41 AM

Hey guys , its so hard to decide between these two . I have a tight budget .

To get the HD 6870 for $122 or the HD 7850 for $181 ?

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February 23, 2013 4:34:51 AM

what's the rest of your build? specs, PSU? what about resoultion?

i use the 6870 and it's great for a mid range card. it will plays all games fine (depending on settings) @ 1080.
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February 23, 2013 4:48:57 AM

Ohmybad said:
what's the rest of your build? specs, PSU? what about resoultion?

i use the 6870 and it's great for a mid range card. it will plays all games fine (depending on settings) @ 1080.

CPU : Core i5 3470
Mobo : MSI Z77MA-G45
RAM : Kingston 8GB 1333
PSU : Cooler Master GX650W

I play games at 1366 x 768 , hoping to upgrade tp 1080p in the future .
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February 23, 2013 4:49:02 AM

Ohmybad said:
what's the rest of your build? specs, PSU? what about resoultion?

i use the 6870 and it's great for a mid range card. it will plays all games fine (depending on settings) @ 1080.

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February 23, 2013 4:49:32 AM

Ohmybad said:
what's the rest of your build? specs, PSU? what about resoultion?

i use the 6870 and it's great for a mid range card. it will plays all games fine (depending on settings) @ 1080.

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February 23, 2013 4:51:52 AM

1366 x 768 a 6870 will max most everything. At 1920 go with the 7850, because the 6870 is starting to fall behind at that resolution.
7850 runs cooler too, which will bring better overclocks when it starts dragging it's heels.
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February 23, 2013 4:55:19 AM

redguy54 said:
1366 x 768 a 6870 will max most everything. At 1920 go with the 7850, because the 6870 is starting to fall behind at that resolution.
7850 runs cooler too, which will bring better overclocks when it starts dragging it's heels.

How about a 7850 at that 1366 x 768 ?
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February 23, 2013 4:56:23 AM

Muks2386 said:
How about a 7850 at that 1366 x 768 ?


Overkill at that resolution.
In all seriousness if you're gonna upgrade your monitor to 1080 anytime soon go with the 7850.
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February 23, 2013 4:57:20 AM

redguy54 said:
Overkill at that resolution

Overkill won't harm the GPU right ?
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