buy new tech! The 7850 is going to see performance gains as it's drivers mature further, the 7800 series are on their first official drivers at the moment, if you give AMD so time they will teak and optimize for the card, perhaps this will bring it in line with the 480/570. The 7850 is also very power efficient, It competes with the GTX570 while using much less power and it therefore produces much less heat.
The 2GB frame buffer allows you to eventually run 3 screens of the card, unlike the 1280 on the 480 and the 560ti, these cards can also only run two screens off of one card, you will need two in SLI to run 3 screens. If you ever decide to, that is.Overclocking
. Overclocking is free performance
, and the 7850 overclocks very well indeed. People literally can't take their cards to limit because the slider doesn't go far enough to the right, overclocked this card will be much faster than the GTX480/570 at a similar price.
Brand new tech.Edited by Warweo - 4/7/12 at 12:51pm