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Hi,

A few month ago, I've decided to get a second 5850, a refurbished one. Very bad idea. After a few weeks, I've realized that it wasn't going right; BSOD, newest card not detected, bad performance, etc. I couldn't return it. Also, I couldn't overclock the cards because it was totally unstable.

I'm now tired of these problems and I'd like to get to the newest 7850 in CF. I'd like to go directly in CF because I already have the WC setup to accommodate it.

50% gaming and 50% CAD. Should I also consider adding a firepro V3900 to the family?

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post #2 of 16
7850 are pretty much the same performance as 5850's, so a 7850 is not a good choice if performance is your goal. Only reason I would even consider it is because of your problems. I see your new to these boards maybe we can solve your problems before you upgrade.

What BSOD are you getting? Have you tried a reformat of your C drive? When you overclocked did you increase the voltage? What numbers were you trying to reach?
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post

7850 are pretty much the same performance as 5850's
LOL wut?!

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=549
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LOL wut?!
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/512?vs=549

Reread what I said, and get a clue


He expressed dissatisfaction at 5850 performance and a 7850 is not a good choice based on that. 7870 would be a better choice.
Edited by BeerPowered - 10/3/12 at 3:23pm
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Reread what I said, and get a clue
He expressed dissatisfaction at 5850 performance and a 7850 is not a good choice based on that. 7870 would be a better choice.

I did, and let me give you the clue, you clearly said:
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post

7850 are pretty much the same performance as 5850's, so a 7850 is not a good choice

Da fuq? again look at the charts the 7850 annihilates the 5850 its a huge upgrade for the schmuck in question.

And now you clearly contradicted what you said by saying it's better, make up your mind already.
Edited by Kosai - 10/3/12 at 4:32pm
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^i believe he meant "5850's" (note the apostrophe s for PLURAL)
also idk why u are getting 7850s and CF them. seems like a better idea to get a single 7870. minimize problems, adequate performance.
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don't start yourself off with a limited CF. if you can afford two of those, just get a 7950 instead
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post #8 of 16
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^i believe he meant "5850's" (note the apostrophe s for PLURAL)
also idk why u are getting 7850s and CF them. seems like a better idea to get a single 7870. minimize problems, adequate performance.


Exactly
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The apostrophe makes it possessive, as in, "is". Therefore it looked as if he said 5850 is; which is singular. I noticed what he meant and moved on. It's all in the interpretation. :-) :group hug:

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For HD 7850 Money you can get HD 7950 which is way better and a upgrade.
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