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Hi, its been a long time since i last posted so i'll be straight.

Its been a wile since i have had my HD5850 and i think its time to upgrade.

Until now, it played all games on ultra high settings. Even Battlefield 3 on High with no lag at all or Ultra with a bit of lag. But new games came and come out like Cysis 3 GTA 5 etc. Should i upgrade it or stay with it until its useless ? If i upgrade i will go for the HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X2 Boost Clock - 3 GΒ GDDR5 cause of better cooling than asus or msi.
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7950 will be an immense upgrade. I would definaty do that if you have the means. thumb.gif
   
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By means what do you mean? tongue.gif
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7950. no doubts..
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Quote:
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By means what do you mean? tongue.gif

No... I'm pretty sure what I said makes sense unless I really am that tired aaskull.gif
   
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Quote:
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By means what do you mean? tongue.gif

He means this:



i.e The money for the 7950. tongue.gif
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Means = resources = money
 
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post #8 of 24
What resolution?
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OP, it's up to you to decide if you need an upgrade or not. Are you satisfied with your current performance in the current games you play? If yes, no need to upgrade just yet. If no, then do it if you want.
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post #10 of 24
I just did that exact upgrade from a 5850 to my 7950 last month, huge upgrade overall in tessellation and VRAM. So yes it is worth the upgrade, you will notice a difference.

I would go with this card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420 barely breaks 50c under load.
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