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New Build...i5-3570K, Z77X-UD3H...Should I Keep My SLI-GTX260's Or Buy One HD7850?

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Just put together a new build, and I'm wondering which way to go with the video cards. I have 2 GTX-260-216 in sli, but I bought a HD7850 that I haven't opened yet.

What is the best way to go video card wise? I'm gaming at 1080p, 1 monitor

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7850, for sure. I'm not sure if it's faster in every game, but it's going to provide comparable 'max playable settings' in most games, and in some games (the ones that use a lot of vram) even higher since it has 1.5GB of vram instead of only 896MB on the 260 SLI setup. It also supports DX11, runs WAY cooler and quieter, uses WAY less power, and they overclock like beasts. 7850 is a sweet little card, really.
    
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7850, for sure. I'm not sure if it's faster in every game, but it's going to provide comparable 'max playable settings' in most games, and in some games (the ones that use a lot of vram) even higher since it has 1.5GB of vram instead of only 896MB on the 260 SLI setup. It also supports DX11, runs WAY cooler and quieter, uses WAY less power, and they overclock like beasts. 7850 is a sweet little card, really.

I thought 7850s only came in 2gb, and recently 1gbn variants?
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