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Upgrade from a 7850 to a R9 280x/290

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post #1 of 6
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I looking to buy one of these cards within the next too weeks.

my current 7850 2GB does 1200/1450mhz @ 1.2v


1. I game @ 1080p
2. I mostly play fps games
3. im planning getting a 120hz monitor next year
4. im going to crossfire this card next year


cards i looking at buying? 280x - sapphire toxic & asus DC2
290 - waiting for the after market

what kind of performance gains will i get?
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post #2 of 6
If you plan to stay on 1080p even with a 120hz monitor, i'd say go with a single 280x. You see somewhere around ~50% more performance with a 280x than a 7850. If you plan to fo multi-monitor though, i'd have to suggest 290, as that is a sweet spot for what performance it offers at that resolution.
post #3 of 6
R9 290 is 25% faster than R9 280X and is the best price perf card . period. wait for an asus r9 290 dcii top or his r9 290 iceq x2 turbo. or grab a ref card and do a accelero xtreme iii / gelid icy vision cooler mod. thumb.gif

btw the R9 290 more than doubles the perf over HD 7850. a single R9 290 overclocked will max any game at 1080p and run very smoothly.
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post #4 of 6
As someone who went from an overclocked 7970ghz edition (probably 10-15% quicker then a 280x) to a 290x, I can't argue against the $400 290 here. My 290x can max anything at 1080p w/ AA, but my 7970ge definitely started to struggle on some newer titles such as BF4 and Crysis 3. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 6
If you're planning to get a 120Hz monitor then you will want to upgrade to a Radeon R9 290.

Your 7850 won't be able to push enough frames to be able to utilize the benefits of having a 120Hz monitor.
post #6 of 6
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loos like the 290 is the best option, just gotta wait for the after market coolers
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