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question, if i bought the card tomorrow, what drivers should i use for it to run smoothly? where should i get the drivers? amd site or gpu manufacturer?
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Depends on how much you're spending on the 6790. I got mine for $89 (after MIR) a few weeks ago and I am tickled pink with it. If you are spending $150 for a 6790, I would say get a 6850 for that $150. I see you have the PC AX6790 penciled into your rig, probably paid $110 and are getting Dirt with it if you are getting from Newegg, pretty good deal. My intention is to get another 6790 in the next couple of months and Crossfire them. I am guessing you are already aware that the 6790 and the 6800s use the same BARTS LE GPU. The 6790s scale above 90% in Crossfire, whereas the 6850s scale at around 80%. Result: two 6790s perform about the same as two 6850s. Here is a good breakdown of the 6790 in crossfire. This was written 6 months ago when the 6790s were new and cost within $10 of a 6850- it didn't make much sense to go with a 6790 at that price, but now the 6790s have dropped down to about $100 and make them about the best value around for budget GPUs.



This chart is for Metro, which is about as heavy on GPU as BF3. You can see that two $100 6790s run within 1 fps of two $150 6850s, and both of them Crossfired do better than a single $400 6970. With your nice mobo, you might as well shoot for a crossfire setup at some point.
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question, if i bought the card tomorrow, what drivers should i use for it to run smoothly? where should i get the drivers? amd site or gpu manufacturer?
i upgraded one of my rigs from xp to win7 clean install. win7 pro took care of the hd 5830 drivers by itself. never bothered downloading amd's latest. left it alone and just use trixx to oc.


works no issues. have not tried bf3, though.
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question, if i bought the card tomorrow, what drivers should i use for it to run smoothly? where should i get the drivers? amd site or gpu manufacturer?
Install latest driver from manufacturer first, then try AMD's latest if needed.
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i run bf3 on ultra settings with AA and AF off and it plays great. 1680x1050@60. my 6790 will overclock almost to 6850 specs, and has about the same performance. i haven't had any heat problems or anything else. drivers i get straight from ati, they work great.

i also play mw2,bc2,black ops maxed out and all are very playable.
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Depends on how much you're spending on the 6790. I got mine for $89 (after MIR) a few weeks ago and I am tickled pink with it. If you are spending $150 for a 6790, I would say get a 6850 for that $150. I see you have the PC AX6790 penciled into your rig, probably paid $110 and are getting Dirt with it if you are getting from Newegg, pretty good deal. My intention is to get another 6790 in the next couple of months and Crossfire them. I am guessing you are already aware that the 6790 and the 6800s use the same BARTS LE GPU. The 6790s scale above 90% in Crossfire, whereas the 6850s scale at around 80%. Result: two 6790s perform about the same as two 6850s. Here is a good breakdown of the 6790 in crossfire. This was written 6 months ago when the 6790s were new and cost within $10 of a 6850- it didn't make much sense to go with a 6790 at that price, but now the 6790s have dropped down to about $100 and make them about the best value around for budget GPUs.



This chart is for Metro, which is about as heavy on GPU as BF3. You can see that two $100 6790s run within 1 fps of two $150 6850s, and both of them Crossfired do better than a single $400 6970. With your nice mobo, you might as well shoot for a crossfire setup at some point.
after doing some further research on HWBOT, I can verify the crossfire performance between the 6790 and 6850, they score very, very closely. Furthermore, the 6790 seems to have a slight edge in overclocking.
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how about heat issue on crossfiring 6790 vs 6850? which would run hotter on crossfire? im planning on crossfiring but im also considering buying one card like 6850 if it can perform better. here's my options in my mind.

option 1: buy 1 6790 and buy 1 later for crossfire.

option 2: buy 1 6850 and wait for 7000 series.

my only concern is that, would option 1 perform better on BF3 with 1920x1080 or would option 2 perform better than 6850 on a large scale? 6850 cost more than a 6790.
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one option is that, buy 1 6790 and buy 1 coolermaster hyper 212+/evo =)) what option should i take?
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Always get the most powerful card you can afford.
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is that a rule of the thumb?
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