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I am planning to change my A YEAR good-old MSI R6870 Twin Frozr III.. cause some of my new or newest games, is having a hard time hitting the 40+ FPS mark (The lowest FPS that I prefer in playing games..) in high resolution and HQ or VHQ...
Now, my target is to have a MSI 7850 cause that's how.. my budget can acquire
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But Im having a hard time choosing what 7850 is it? Cause I saw 3 types of it.. 1st the MSI 7850 POWER EDITION [Dual Fan, gddr5, 2GB] , 2nd MSI 7850 Radeon [Single Fan, gddr5, 1GB] and 3rd MSI R7850 Twin Frozr III [gddr5, 2GB]...
what i want to know is, whats the difference between them? And ow, i forgot im not totally in OCing but sometimes I tweak the core/mem clocks.
AND one more thing, can you also suggest the best possible PSU wattage i can use, just to make sure
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I would go with the 1st or 3rd card which ever is cheaper. Option 2 is a 1gb card so not worth it IMO.

If your running that 650w corsair in your sig you should be just fine even with 2 7850's.
 

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I would go with the 1st or 3rd card which ever is cheaper. Option 2 is a 1gb card so not worth it IMO.

If your running that 650w corsair in your sig you should be just fine even with 2 7850's.
Hmmmm... well 1st card is cheaper, that card was also one of my fave among the 3 cards....
also, running 2 7850's with 650w only, now i wonder
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Hmmmm... well 1st card is cheaper, that card was also one of my fave among the 3 cards....
also, running 2 7850's with 650w only, now i wonder
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7850 uses very little juice. I'm pretty sure your power supply could handle 2.
 

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2 7850's is good to me, if my budget can handle
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what if 2 6870's then, can it catch up to the speed of a single 7850?
well im still gonna change even if 2 6870's is better, cause never want to be, you know, left behind
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7850 uses very little juice. I'm pretty sure your power supply could handle 2.
I'm running two 7950's off a 750W unit, two 7850's should be fine on a 650W.. A good 650W would probably handle two 7950's even but that is pushing it.
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Try a psu calulator, while it's not accurate and results may vary it almost always over-estimates and you will be safe with what it suggests wattage wise, you may want to get a slightly larger PSU for upgrades and such and just to be on the safe side though. PSU Calculator, something that is a good brand. I.E Corsair, Seasonic etc.

Basically what we're looking at is three different variations of the card, one being the cheap cut-down cost efficent one (With only 1GB), the mid-range sort of "fancy cooler" one that has the regular 2GB and the higher end one which has the better cooler again and the full 2GB again. The one with the better cooler comes with a higher stock speed in this case, 950MHz vs 900MHz on the others.

Out of all of them personally I would get the Power Edition if you can afford it and it's nothing unreasonable extra over the regular card (The other 2GB one), otherwise I'd stick to the reuglar one and stay away from the cost-cut one as it's only got 1GB which is becoming too less for modern day usage/games.

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Power Edition > Twin Frozr > Base 1GB Card

This is news to me as I always thought that the Twin Frozrs were the high end cards? :s

Another thing to note is that the Twin Frozr is the shortest of them all if that matters to you at all. It's shorter then the worse version, it also seems that it may take up three slots just? Not sure from pictures.

EDIT: I went from two 6850's to one 7950 and got a nice performance gain, better temps and less noise! The main problem with the 6850/6870's is that they only had 1GB of vRAM and they scale good but the microstutter is intense in some games.. I didn't notice it at the time but going from two 6850's to one 7950 games just felt smoother in general. The same kind of feeling going from a Q9400 to a 3570k in BF3.

Oh and power usage of two 6850's is slightly higher then power usage of one 7950..
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You'd be better off going to a 7870 or 7950 if you can afford it now rather then 7850 CFX soon, going from a good 6870 to a mid-high 7850 will be disappointing otherwise unless all you want is the vRAM.

EDIT: FPS Wise going from a 6870 to a 7850 is like going from a 5850 to a 5870 FPS wise... Not worth it at all. I'd settle for a 7870 or higher
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EDIT: FPS Wise going from a 6870 to a 7850 is like going from a 5850 to a 5870 FPS wise... Not worth it at all. I'd settle for a 7870 or higher
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Wow.. that made my day thinking all day what should iget, if i will get 7850 or other higher end card..
Thanks for the suggestion Mr. Matt-Matt ... and also thanks to others for helping me out
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