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Hi,
I am going to buy a new graphics card and i have questions.

1) ASUS & other brands? As an other brand, i can count Powercolor. For the same price with ASUS , i can get a better chipset in Powercolor. ( For ex: i can buy a Powercolor 7870, for the price of ASUS 7850 )

2) Is this memory interface thing really important at all? I mean, i see many benchmarks that 128 bit graphics cards like 7790 , perform only %20 slower than 256 bit cards.

For price / performance, 7790 is awesome. 128 bit 7790 has 96GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)

And 256 bit 7850 has 153.6GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum) . I am advised that i the video memory should be 2 GB , as of considering good performance in the future games, so i will get a 2 GB. Is it the same thing with 128 bit vs 256 bit? As i said there is only %20 difference between them now . But will this difference be much more in future as new games keep coming, ( like %50 -75 more ) , so that i better grab a 256 bit?

Thanx!
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post #2 of 14
1- what cpu you have?
2- What games you want to play
3- what's your budget
4- what is your resolution.

Finally fill in your rig specs in your sig smile.gif would be much easier for us to help you out smile.gif

and to wrap all this up. no matter what. at 1080p a reference 7950 with non locked voltage = the best p/p
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

1- what cpu you have?
2- What games you want to play
3- what's your budget
4- what is your resolution.

Finally fill in your rig specs in your sig smile.gif would be much easier for us to help you out smile.gif

and to wrap all this up. no matter what. at 1080p a reference 7950 with non locked voltage = the best p/p

1) Ivy bridge 3570 @ stock
2) The elder scrolls Skyrim,Batman, FarCry 3 are some of the latest games i want to play. There are lots of older games also.

4) My monitor supports 1440x900

Ok i will fill my rig specs in my sig sometime soon smile.gif

About question 3 : I live in Turkey and i have access to limited graphics cards. I want to & my budget is limited to either buy:
1) ASUS 7790
2) ASUS 7850
3)Powercolor 7870
4)Powercolor 7850

Only one of the above.
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Originally Posted by adre View Post

1) Ivy bridge 3570 @ stock
2) The elder scrolls Skyrim,Batman, FarCry 3 are some of the latest games i want to play. There are lots of older games also.

4) My monitor supports 1440x900

Ok i will fill my rig specs in my sig sometime soon smile.gif

About question 3 : I live in Turkey and i have access to limited graphics cards. I want to & my budget is limited to either buy:
1) ASUS 7790
2) ASUS 7850
3)Powercolor 7870
4)Powercolor 7850

Only one of the above.

can you be specific on the models? like asus dcu II? would be much easier to link us
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At that res 7870 would be fine.

Look at the 7870 Le versions. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 Cant remember I think its that one or its made by club3D.
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POWERCOLOR
HD7870 PCS+ EZ GDDR5 2GB 256Bit AMD Radeon DX11.1

POWERCOLOR
HD7850 PCS+ GDDR5 2GB 256Bit AMD Radeon DX11

ASUS
HD7850 DirectCU II GDDR5 2GB 256Bit AMD Radeon DX11.1

ASUS
HD7790 DirectCU II O.C. GDDR5 2GB 128Bit AMD Radeon DX11.1
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post #7 of 14
if the powercolor 7870 is reference get it. not get the asus 7850
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Powercolor 7870 is even faster than the reference. It's just that its a brand i dont know if trustable in terms of stability & quality.
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Any answers for the questions i asked in my very first msg in this topic?
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Whoops double post sorry.
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Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570 @ stock Asus P8 Z77-V LX Powercolor 7870 PCS+ EZ 4x2 = 8GB Corsair 1600 Mhz XMS @ 1333 
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Sandisk 120 GB Extreme Sata III 2 TB WD Intellipower Green External converted t... 4 TB WD 5400 RPM Green Internal Xigmatek Loki 
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Win 8.1 -64 bit Philips 190vW D-sub 1440x900 LG 29'' 2560x1080 Logitech Cordless Internet Pro 
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Xigmatek Tauro 500 Watt 80+ Bronze Zalman Z5 Plus Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse Onboard 
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Xigmatek Freezing Point Thermal Paste 
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