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Upgrading 7850 to 670, worth it?

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I know this is an Nvidia forum and most people will side with them anyways, but realistically, is it worth the price for the added performance?

I can sell my 1gb 7850 for £110 to a shop up the road and get a EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB from them for £300, costing me £190 out of pocket.

Would the price be worth the upgrade?

Thanks =)
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A 7970 would be a better upgrade because for some things, it's a little better than the GTX 680.  I think a GTX 670 might be a sidegrade or maybe even a downgrade.

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post #3 of 58
670 is the best option in this senario.
But as stated the 7970 is equal to a 670 and can beat a 680.
No brainier.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1368025/toms-hardware-how-well-do-workstation-graphics-cards-play-games#post_19447936

Tomb Raider for example.
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670 is the best option in this senario.
But as stated the 7970 is equal to a 670 and can beat a 680.
No brainier.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1368025/toms-hardware-how-well-do-workstation-graphics-cards-play-games#post_19447936

Tomb Raider for example.

 

Pardon me, but did you mean that the 7970 is the best option?

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post #5 of 58
I upgraded from a 7850 to a 670. Only difference is my 7850 is a 2 GB model.

It's a nice upgrade for gaming, especially in BF3, I can max it out with my 670 with around 100 FPS, compared to exact same settings and resolution on my 7850, I would get around 45 FPS.

A better upgrade might be as others said, a 7970 or even a 7950. Both are good cards, and the 7950 is a really good deal currently. thumb.gif
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Pardon me, but did you mean that the 7970 is the best option?
Yes sir tongue.gif
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have you tried overclocking the 7850? You'd get around stock 7950 performance @ 1250 mhz

I'd say its a terrible upgrade for the cost... if you were planning to save but why not try xfire 7850?
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Yes sir tongue.gif

 

Ok good.  Whew.  :)

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Ok good.  Whew.  smile.gif
I dodged a bullet tonight! redface.gif
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have you tried overclocking the 7850? You'd get around stock 7950 performance @ 1250 mhz

I'd say its a terrible upgrade for the cost... if you were planning to save but why not try xfire 7850?
But how about sell the 7850 and buy a 7970.
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A 7970 would be a better upgrade because for some things, it's a little better than the GTX 680.  I think a GTX 670 might be a sidegrade or maybe even a downgrade.

What? GTX 670 is a downgrade from a 7850? please tell me you are joking.
Those cards are not even in the same league. At stock GTX 670 is almost pretty even with a 7970 (925 MHz) at 1920x1080. so how exactly a GTX 670 can be a downgrade?
7850 can't even beat a GTX 660 vanilla.
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