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So I currently have a hd6850 and fairly satisfied as I do not game that much except for my recent addiction to Batman AC. I want to put that card in my wifes computer and get myself a HD7850. What do you all think of it at the $200 pricepoint? Is it the card to get for the not so hardcore gamer with enough power to carry me a couple years?(crossfire later) Is it going to be the new price/performance option in the $200-$250 range? Is the HD7870 a better choice for an additional $100 or is there not much of a difference for someone with my needs? Thanks for reading!
    
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AMD Market the X850 range as budget gaming cards as you are probably well aware!

With regards to your question:

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/36269-amd-radeon-hd-7850-vs-6850-vs-5850-clocks/

Enjoy the read!

Concluding that you can't go wrong with this purchase for what you do. I say, go for it!
    
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So I currently have a hd6850 and fairly satisfied as I do not game that much except for my recent addiction to Batman AC. I want to put that card in my wifes computer and get myself a HD7850. What do you all think of it at the $200 pricepoint? Is it the card to get for the not so hardcore gamer with enough power to carry me a couple years?(crossfire later) Is it going to be the new price/performance option in the $200-$250 range? Is the HD7870 a better choice for an additional $100 or is there not much of a difference for someone with my needs? Thanks for reading!

The 7850 is surely the better deal with the $100 difference. The 7850 basically performs at the 6950 speeds at stock and a mild overclock of 100mhz or more will be worth it and less power usage and heat. I think its a great deal but many will tell you otherwise because they want it to cost $175

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Ok I will check out that review when I get home thanks! Didn't even see their were reviews yet sweet! So it performs like a 6950 eh? How well does it overclock and when overclocked does it get close to the 6970? I really think that $200 is not a bad price at all. And still can only crossfire 2 cards correct? Looks like I will never take advanntage of my 990fx fatal1ty being able to crossfire 4 cards. Not that I need it but still... This seems like a great win for AMD as far as I can see but sad to say the HD7700 series is really not worth getting over my current card. Thanks for the replies guys!

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Ok I will check out that review when I get home thanks! Didn't even see their were reviews yet sweet! So it performs like a 6950 eh? How well does it overclock and when overclocked does it get close to the 6970? I really think that $200 is not a bad price at all. And still can only crossfire 2 cards correct? Looks like I will never take advanntage of my 990fx fatal1ty being able to crossfire 4 cards. Not that I need it but still... This seems like a great win for AMD as far as I can see but sad to say the HD7700 series is really not worth getting over my current card. Thanks for the replies guys!
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/29.html

quite amazing actually how well it will overclock. Actually in some places it show's it outperforming the 6970 at stock. It's YMMV as with anything smile.gif

http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7850-and-7870-review/23

guru3d is iffy sometimes but surely this is quite amazing to see
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The 7850, dare I say, is going to be the card to get for midrange; the new 8800gt, hd 4870, or 460 1gb if you will, once the prices come down a bit due to Nvidia's release. The card is incredible and takes only 1 pcie power connection to drive it. The low power consumptions means it can be used by almost any build without issues; think oems with lower grade psus.

Just my opinion, but the 7850 stands to me to the be the midrange beast of this generation.
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I wondering if third parties released a 7850 with two 6 pin connectors, i.e. the Sapphire Toxic version, how much better would it overclock ?
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i picked up sapphire 7950 oc version which has a great heatsink fan on it.. you can clock it to 7970 speeds with ease.. and the card is about as quiet as it gets. i went from crossfire 6870's to this single card, 7970 is much faster more responsive in windows, and i notice gains in wow. games like bf3 were faster before with 2x6870's.
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