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XFX Radeon 7850 2gb

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February 27, 2013 12:56:16 AM

How well would this video card run Eyefinity with 3 monitors with 1600x900 resolution each?

Im thinking about buying it soon, along with 2 more monitors to match my current one

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February 27, 2013 1:00:52 AM

Can you tell us what you want to do with it? Are you planning on web surfing or playing games?
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February 27, 2013 1:03:04 AM

Playing games..

I currently have a 550ti (Got it over a year ago for 90$) and I can max out BF3 and get no less then 40FPS

I can flip it over to a 1080p tv and get about the same on high
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February 27, 2013 1:17:54 AM

I think you are going to need more than that. You can play games but you will not see good FPS. So your best bet will be to grab a 670 or 7970 and 7970 is the best option at the moment due to price, higher OC capabilities, good amount of vRAM. So step it up and grab either a 7950 or 7970 and if you can find a good yet cheap 670 get it but 7850 won't cut it.
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February 27, 2013 1:20:36 AM

Im only wanting high graphics no lower than 40fps...

It couldn't do that? I've read of some people doing t at 1080p... Im at less then that... Sorry if I dont make much sense right now, been a long week with little to no sleep
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February 27, 2013 1:39:52 AM

For almost two years I've used a single 6970 2gb with three 1600x1200 monitors in eyefinity. The 6970 is similar in performance to the 7850 2gb. At this level of GPU performance, high resolutions are very possible, but demanding games require reduced settings to get playable framerates.

If you require ultra settings then you'll want to get something more powerful. If you are willing to accept reductions in game settings it'll work fine. Likewise, if you are the type of gamer that requires 60 fps at all times, you will want to get something more powerful.

With each game I usually spend about a hour tweaking individual settings and in today's games can get medium to high settings with a little MSAA and no less than 40fps (I'm not very picky but anything less is noticeably less-smooth to me). My point is that if you are the kind of gamer that is willing to sacrifice game settings for some awesome peripheral views, you can tweak the settings down or up to get smooth-enough play.

Another thing to remember is that if a particular game isn't running well-enough (or doesn't work on three screens) then you simply play it on your single center screen like you're doing right now - just set the in-game resolution to 1600x900.

One more thing - while the 7850 2gb is a good card, you will find that you pretty much want as much as you can get when you go triple monitor resolution. I'd love to just max out games, but alas, I'm not a millionaire. For the past year I've salivated over a 7970 or a 680/670 but decided to wait it out. From what I've read, it looks like a long wait for the next gen cards though. If you can squeeze out a 7950 or 7970 you'd be happier with the performance methinks. The 7850 2gb and my 6970 do great, but I think you should pick up a 7970, then save up for the extra two monitors and rock out the triple screens then.
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February 27, 2013 1:47:32 AM

larkspur said:
For almost two years I've used a single 6970 2gb with three 1600x1200 monitors in eyefinity. The 6970 is similar in performance to the 7850 2gb. At this level of GPU performance, high resolutions are very possible, but demanding games require reduced settings to get playable framerates.

If you require ultra settings then you'll want to get something more powerful. If you are willing to accept reductions in game settings it'll work fine. Likewise, if you are the type of gamer that requires 60 fps at all times, you will want to get something more powerful.

With each game I usually spend about a hour tweaking individual settings and in today's games can get medium to high settings with a little MSAA and no less than 40fps (I'm not very picky but anything less is noticeably less-smooth to me). My point is that if you are the kind of gamer that is willing to sacrifice game settings for some awesome peripheral views, you can tweak the settings down or up to get smooth-enough play.

Another thing to remember is that if a particular game isn't running well-enough (or doesn't work on three screens) then you simply play it on your single center screen like you're doing right now - just set the in-game resolution to 1600x900.

One more thing - while the 7850 2gb is a good card, you will find that you pretty much want as much as you can get when you go triple monitor resolution. I'd love to just max out games, but alas, I'm not a millionaire. For the past year I've salivated over a 7970 or a 680/670 but decided to wait it out. From what I've read, it looks like a long wait for the next gen cards though. If you can squeeze out a 7950 or 7970 you'd be happier with the performance methinks. The 7850 2gb and my 6970 do great, but I think you should pick up a 7970, then save up for the extra two monitors and rock out the triple screens then.


Exaclty why I told him/her to grab a better card if he/she wants to max out the games at higher settings across 3 monitors.
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February 27, 2013 1:53:40 AM

Thanks for that reply.

I would gladly sacrifice Ultra settings for Eyefinity. So much cooler.

Im not one of those gamers who needs the ultra qualities (But they sure are nice o.o)

My knowledge doesn't extend greatly, as I am not a professional, but I do know a lot... If you can get Medium to high with 3 1600x1200 displays I think I could do the same/better (Probably better?) with 1600x900 monitors... I have seen people on youtube with the 1gb version running 3 1080p monitors playing BF3 on medium-high (Half of the settings are high, half are medium..) on BF3...

Another thing to help is I haven't been playing much BF3... Pretty much just COD.. Love both but none of my friends play BF3

And yes, I have caught myself salivating over the high end graphics cards. Especially with the new GTX Titan... Sexy and powerful... But it cots more then my whole build (If you were to build it now).. Doesn't help that I am 15.. Hard to pay for stuff.. Can't work when I have school

Again, sorry if I don't make sense... Not sure if I said this already but ive had a rough week with basically no sleep...
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February 27, 2013 1:55:21 AM

And plus, like you said, if it can't handle the games I can always just go back to one monitor.. Or buy another card in the future :o 
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February 27, 2013 2:07:04 AM

Yeah, 1600x900 is going to be less demanding than 1600x1200, just multiply it out times three to get total pixel counts. Whatever you decide, enjoy! And if you have any more questions, the forums here are a great place to get answers.
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February 27, 2013 2:13:41 AM

And that's why I'm a member :D 

So correct me if I am wrong (Its getting later and I dont have any more energy drinks) I would be at 4800x800? 4800 wide 800 tall?

And plus, whats great, is the monitor I have has a thin bezel (1/2 inch) so there will only be an inch between monitors.. Thats pretty good for a 99$ monitor..
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February 27, 2013 2:17:21 AM

That's awesome for a monitor
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February 27, 2013 2:17:50 AM

you mean to say 4800x900 then yes
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February 27, 2013 2:23:28 AM

Yes, I did.. For the millionth time im tired as hell.. Lol... Thanks.. 4800x900

I love the monitor I have, which is why I am going to buy 2 more for Eyefinity sooner or later

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UVCSZ6/?tag=pcpapi-20

Super thin, and super light. I love it... And cheap.. And looks good... And is of quality... Best bang for your buck in my opinion for a monitor...
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