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Question 5850 CFX or 7950 - 03-20-2013, 12:24 | posts: 12 | Location: Pune

I'm upgrading my PC.
I was wondering if I should get another 5850 in crossfire or buy an entirely new 7950.
I'm getting a 3 years old 5850 from a friend for 100$.I'm pretty sure its never done any gaming.

Will 5850cfx out perform a 7950? or should buy a new 7950 because I feel that Radeon 5000 series will soon lose support from AMD in a few months?
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 12:27 | posts: 25,833 | Location: Hampshire UK

hd 7950. performs about the same as 5850 cf, but you get more vram, no cf issues and driver support that will still increase performance a little bit.
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 13:52 | posts: 580 | Location: Spain

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hd 7950. performs about the same as 5850 cf, but you get more vram, no cf issues and driver support that will still increase performance a little bit.
I had an HD5850 CFX for two years, they performed fantastic and they still run Crysis 3 at 1080p with everything on high preset at 60fps most of the time.

On the other han I just changed them a month ago for a HD7950 and it performs even faster plus the 3gb vram.

If you have the money get the HD7950 hands down, but if you choose a second HD5850 you wont be dissapointed at all.
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 13:53 | posts: 495

an oc'ed 7950 is by far faster than 5850cf especially in dx11 titles and 3 times more vram.
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 13:58 | posts: 580 | Location: Spain

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an oc'ed 7950 is by far faster than 5850cf especially in dx11 titles and 3 times more vram.
Not by far if both config are overclocked, I had my CFX at 850/1200 and compared with my HD7950 at 1100/1500 the difference in BF3, Crysis 3, etc. is around 15-20% at best. Guild Wars 2 is about the same performance.
Now the real difference comes when you use high def textures in games, then the 3gb vram rocks
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 14:05 | posts: 3,103 | Location: Lebanon

Definitely stick with the 7950.
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 16:17 | posts: 12 | Location: Pune

Thank you guys....7950 it is
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 21:06 | posts: 17 | Location: Spain

not only that but you will have far less temperature in your case and way less stress for your PSU, your electricity bill will thank you as well
   
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