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Default 7850 CF or single 7950? - 10-11-2013, 16:41 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

I have a Sapphire HD7850 1gb and I cant decide to go for another 7850 or sell the one I have and go for a single 7950? I have a Samsung 20 inch monitor 1680 x 1050 @60hz.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 16:53 | posts: 29,440 | Location: Hampshire, UK

I'd say 1x 7950. overclocked 7950 will be faster than 7850 crossfire. Also you'll have more vram. I say sell your 7850 on ebay for like $70 each and get a 7950. Or a 7970/280x
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:08 | posts: 8,826

The prices for the 7900 cards is nose diving, so I'd take eclaps advice and grab yourself a 7950 or 7970.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:46 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

Say nomore , 7950 it is
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:49 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

I can always CF the 7950 in the future anyways
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:53 | posts: 8,826

True enough, although you'd need a PSU update for it. Let us know what you think of the card, I absolutely love mine and thought it well worth the money at 240 when I bought my Sapphire Flexx.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:55 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

A month go I was rocking a old Athlon x2 @2.6ghz with a gts 450 and 4 gb of ddr2 667 , so anything right now is a quantum leap. But being the nerd that I am , I keep finding lil things wrong with my current setup , just hungry for more...will it ever end? lol
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 17:58 | posts: 8,826

The beauty of PC gaming, lol.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 18:03 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

Do I have to upgrade my PSU for a single 7950?
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 18:07 | posts: 8,826

That PSU should be enough, my OCZ ZS 550W has 38 amps on the 12v and runs this rig with OC's just fine. Your Rosewill looks to be a slightly stronger PSU.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 20:30 | posts: 3,057 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Absolute killer deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202026

That's what I paid for my 7870 like five months ago dammit.

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Default 10-11-2013, 20:57 | posts: 349 | Location: at Bill Gates Dog House

f you pay your energy bill go Single GPU if your parants pay it go Dual GPU
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 21:23 | posts: 5,576 | Location: Serbia, NS

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I can always CF the 7950 in the future anyways
That's not gonna happen. It will be same situation that your are in now...

It's always better to have a single faster card.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 21:59 | posts: 3,698 | Location: Lebanon

1GB VRAM will limit you way before you realize the performance boost of a 7850 1GB CF setup.

If you were rocking a 7850 2GB then it could be argued one way or another as both the 7850 and 7950 are overclocking champs (perhaps 7850 moreso than 7950 even), but this is a clear choice for the 7950.
   
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Default 10-13-2013, 21:24 | posts: 55 | Location: Germany

I'm really happy with my new 7950. Can't even hear the card compared to my old 6850...
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 16:50 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

WOW I cant believe how much these cards dropped in price , with these prices maybe ill just go for a 7970. again their dropping probably because a new line is about to release.
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 16:54 | posts: 156 | Location: NYC

damn they got cheap! feels like anything you buy... you're gonna regret lol
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 17:39 | posts: 21,116 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

The resale value for the 7970/50 went in to the toilet. So did the 680/70. Refreshes will do that
   
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