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  • 95% (22)
    7790
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    6850
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post #21 of 44
wait... why not get a 2gb 6950 that unlocks for 130-150? then you get the best of all worlds. performs above the 7790, with the added benefit of 2gb and a higher memory bus. all for cheaper/same price.
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wait... why not get a 2gb 6950 that unlocks for 130-150? then you get the best of all worlds.

Because, I would definitely need another power supply then, although I am sure Its worth it.
Where do you see a 6950 for 130-150?
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Because, I would definitely need another power supply then, although I am sure Its worth it.
Where do you see a 6950 for 130-150?

EVERYWHERE. these forums included. lord xeb is selling his for 135 right now.
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EVERYWHERE. these forums included. lord xeb is selling his for 135 right now.

Can I get some links?
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post #25 of 44
7790 is GCN 2.0 right?
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post #26 of 44
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7790 is GCN 2.0 right?
Yes, I think its AMD's first card implementing that architecture.
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post #27 of 44
Go for a 7850; 7770 to 6850/7790 isn't that big of a jump.
They only draw 90w stock, and can OC better than the above too.
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post #28 of 44
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Go for a 7850; 7770 to 6850/7790 isn't that big of a jump.
They only draw 90w stock, and can OC better than the above too.

Sounds good, no new psu required, and a noticeable graphics response improvement. thumb.gif
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post #29 of 44
I have HD 6850 and my max overclock is 950mhz core clock and stock 1100mhz memory clock.Does memory clock OC improves FPS in games? To answer your question,i woudn't recommend the HD 6850 because even OC'ed,it can't play BF3 at more than Medium without SSAO for 70-ish fps on most maps and dips in the 53-55fps in most intense maps while overclocked.My CPU is made to run with much better GPU's,high end GPU's.It's a pity for a such a nice CPU to be bundled with my card.People with way worse CPU's but better GPU's have more frames than me.So NO,don't get the 6850,but that doesn't mean you have to get the 7790.It's not that good either.I would stretch my budget as possible for a 7870 ,something like this one: HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 It's not worth upgrading to something not that good.GPU's are the most important part when it comes to gaming and you shouldn't skimp on one.Stretch budget now,stay happy with your hardware for more.That's something i've learned from own experience.Still regret not getting the 6950,i coudn't wait to get enough money.Biggest mistake in my gaming life! That's just my 2cents.gif
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post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by hotwheels1997 View Post

I have HD 6850 and my max overclock is 950mhz core clock and stock 1100mhz memory clock.Does memory clock OC improves FPS in games? To answer your question,i woudn't recommend the HD 6850 because even OC'ed,it can't play BF3 at more than Medium without SSAO for 70-ish fps on most maps and dips in the 53-55fps in most intense maps while overclocked.My CPU is made to run with much better GPU's,high end GPU's.It's a pity for a such a nice CPU to be bundled with my card.People with way worse CPU's but better GPU's have more frames than me.So NO,don't get the 6850,but that doesn't mean you have to get the 7790.It's not that good either.I would stretch my budget as possible for a 7870 ,something like this one: HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 It's not worth upgrading to something not that good.GPU's are the most important part when it comes to gaming and you shouldn't skimp on one.Stretch budget now,stay happy with your hardware for more.That's something i've learned from own experience.Still regret not getting the 6950,i coudn't wait to get enough money.Biggest mistake in my gaming life! That's just my 2cents.gif

That seems hard to believe as my 6770 gets that kind of fps in Battlefield 3.
7870 is currently out of my budget, and out of debate due to TDP.
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