Hi, just a quick question. I am going to be building my first PC soon and can't decide which graphics card to get. I am on a tight budget and once the pc is built I just want to leave it alone and not add crossfire graphics cards and things like that. As the title of the thread suggests I can't decide between a 1gb or a 2gb xfx 7850. I am only going to playing on a single 1080p display. I will also have my 1080i TV (yes I know but it's old) plugged into the HDMI. I am only going use the TV connection to watch internet vids like bbc iplayer on the TV and my desktop on the pc monitor. So I didn't think that it will us all of the RAM for that. The 1gb is also £45 cheaper so if I got the 2gb I would have to get a dual core cpu instead of a quad core and a worse motherboard which I don't want to have to do.
Some of the games that I want to play are the Day Z standalone and maybe BF3 as well as others. I have been a console gamer so playing on high rather than ultra isn't a massive issue.
I was hoping to go with xfx as they have a very good warranty, plus the games that come free with the xfx in my opinion are better. If I was only running at 1080p would it make much difference. On the benchmarks that you showed me they were all tested at a higher resolution than 1080p. I also aren't to bothered about dropping the resolution down to something like 1600 x 900.
That card is actually £140.75 with the vat and shipping and it doesn't appear to have the bioshock infinite and tomb raider games, or it's a typo, if it offers the games, that card is a good choice for the op.