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Hey guys I have been researching video cards and I want to upgrade to an HD7850. I have been looking at different versions and I was wondering which one would yield the best performance. Here are the cards I am picking from.

ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623

Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125419

MSI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2316882&CatId=7387

Sapphire
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2262863&CatId=7387

Also, does it matter if the card comes pre-overclocked? I am going to overclock it myself so is there any benefit to buying a pre-overclocked card? Thanks for your input guys!
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Msi has best cooling I think and people are getting highest overclocks with it to right now from what Ive researched.
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Originally Posted by Mogua View Post

Hey guys I have been researching video cards and I want to upgrade to an HD7850. I have been looking at different versions and I was wondering which one would yield the best performance. Here are the cards I am picking from.
ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623
Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125419
MSI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2316882&CatId=7387
Sapphire
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2262863&CatId=7387
Also, does it matter if the card comes pre-overclocked? I am going to overclock it myself so is there any benefit to buying a pre-overclocked card? Thanks for your input guys!

No, just get the standard clocked ones. That is all your paying extra for is the extra like 20mhz and crap. Out of all of those i would choose the ASUS

1. its from newegg

2. free dirt 3

3. you will not see any oc difference
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Why would you choose the ASUS over the MSI?
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MSI all the way thumb.gif
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I would highly suggest getting the ASUS. As of right now, the ASUS overclocking software is the only that can adjust voltages, and it only works on its cards.

the 78xx Series already runs so cool, a few degrees of cooling wont make a large difference. (ASUS cooler gets great results anyways, if not quite as good as the FROZR)
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I would highly suggest getting the ASUS. As of right now, the ASUS overclocking software is the only that can adjust voltages, and it only works on its cards.
the 78xx Series already runs so cool, a few degrees of cooling wont make a large difference. (ASUS cooler gets great results anyways, if not quite as good as the FROZR)

MSI Afterburner does the same and TFIII I think is cooler
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/10/12 at 11:34am
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I would highly suggest getting the ASUS. As of right now, the ASUS overclocking software is the only that can adjust voltages, and it only works on its cards.
the 78xx Series already runs so cool, a few degrees of cooling wont make a large difference. (ASUS cooler gets great results anyways, if not quite as good as the FROZR)

Asus GPU tweak can only set the voltage to max i think wich is 1.225V [in incredements offcourse]
Some cards allready run 1.215V on load so 1.225V doesnt do very much and isnt really overvolting, just setting the voltage regulator to max.
Correct me if wrong but i think i'm right wink.gif
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MSI Afterburner does the same and TFIII I think is cooler


Not if it has the cheaper voltage controller like the rest of the vanilla HD 7850's.

I would definitely verify that the card I buy has the right controller for programmable voltage, and if none of them do then I would highly suggest getting the cheapest 7870 instead..
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Not if it has the cheaper voltage controller like the rest of the vanilla HD 7850's.
I would definitely verify that the card I buy has the right controller for programmable voltage, and if none of them do then I would highly suggest getting the cheapest 7870 instead..

The price difference is rather big tbh.
Most 7850's clock between 1150-1250mhz core and 1500mhz memory, not that bad.
2 of them even ouperform an overclocked 7970/680 wich is nice considering the price.
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