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Also costs much more. We're not talking about just performance.

10 dollars more? 150w of savings equals cheaper.

Honestly spending over 220, no point of buying last gen stuff. I use to own a 7850 and it is a beast at that price range. Nothing matches it in terms of balance of temps/sound/performance/TDP. Only sold because 1440p is demanding with everything turned on. It ran 90% of games fine, the other 10% needed AA off. The downside is overclocking lottery, which most overclock beyond 1100.
Edited by biassj - 5/14/12 at 10:08pm

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post #22 of 28
buy a 480 mod it with a 620 kuhler overclock to 900 plus which should be doable no heat/noise and 580 stock maybe slightly faster speeds. or buy a 7850. pretty much best two options.


edit: if you wait a little while they will probably be down to 209 again maybe even lower as theyre trying to clearance them out it seems.
Edited by schreck51 - 5/14/12 at 11:53pm
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Well I want to try a Nvidia card for once because AMD drivers just recently screwed up my system.
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I would go with the 7850 or try to stretch into a 7870. The 7870 beats the 580, so I would assume the 7850 and 480 would be pretty darn close to about the same amount of performance. However the 480 draws twice the power as the 7870 does (7850 draws even less than that).

I'd go for the newer card myself, and enjoy quiet, cool, and high performance.
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post #25 of 28
Be warned, 480 gtx get VERY hot.
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My money is on a 7850/7870. Performance is close enougb for a 7850. Plus, the 7850 will clock way better meaning that a OC 7850 probably stomps a 480 OC cause the room on a 480 is much smaller due to heat.

Or, indeed stetch to a 7870 and get a bit cheaper PSU at like, 550w which is plenty for a OC 7850
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Yeah well... The HD7850 has been on my radar since it came out. I made a list of upgrade for my PC and one of them was that card. The only thing that is just bringing me down is that the AMD driver issues I am having just won't resolve properly. I update to 12.4, still says I have 12.3. I've done almost everything I can think of to fix the problem.
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post #28 of 28
If you get lucky with 480 like I did (mine can't overclock at all but undervolts like a boss), you can keep it pretty quiet. But I recommend the 7850. The noise isn't too bad for me (I fold 24/7 on it in my room tongue.gif ), but for many people it is so I would go with 7850 instead.
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