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I'd imagine with both overclocked they will still be about the same...

If you already have a 7850, there is no reason to get a 480...
 
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I have none, its for my build in July, Im looking for a budget card that will last a while in 1080p with OC
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You can easily overclock an 7850 to 1050/1450 (ccc max) without even touching the voltage. That alone pretty much beats a 6970 which pretty says a lot.

Idle temps : 29-32 Celsius

Max temps: 64 - 70 Celsius

that's using the reference cooler.
post #14 of 37
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Thanks mate!
Ever tried the voltages seen here: here ?
post #15 of 37
I'm actually running it 1200/1500(6k). I have yet to try 1250/1500. .
post #16 of 37
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Whats your average FPS in BF3?
And are you happy with that card?
post #17 of 37
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Well first, neither card is going to max it out...
They are fairly equal, 7850 has more vram which is nice to have for BF3 but the 480 is still slightly more of a powerhouse. The 7850 will consume less power though and produce less heat.

I was running BF3 multilayer with playable FPS on max settings at 1080P with a 7850. At stock clocks.
    
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HD 7850 is Between HD 6950 and HD 6970. HD 6970 ~ GTX480. For 5% less performance i would get HD 7850. 2-3 fps less is much better then 20-30C hotter GPU and much louder card and while using much more power.
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I was running BF3 multilayer with playable FPS on max settings at 1080P with a 7850. At stock clocks.

lol, okay... when I ran a single 480 I could do that too, wasn't maxing it out though, but still very much playable.
 
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7850 easy.
I'm actually considering picking one up to replace my 570!

With proper software, you can supersede the CCC/AB overclock limits without voiding the warranty, 7850s basically almost overclock 50% at a fair voltage and heat level!
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18389760 (30 page thread)
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