5850 CFX or 7950

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Muramasa, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Muramasa

    Muramasa Member

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    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?:nerd::infinity:
     
  2. eclap

    eclap Banned

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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.
     
  3. Aioras

    Aioras Master Guru

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    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.
     
  4. warlord

    warlord Master Guru

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    an oc'ed 7950 is by far faster than 5850cf especially in dx11 titles and 3 times more vram.
     

  5. Aioras

    Aioras Master Guru

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    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
     
  6. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Definitely stick with the 7950.
     
  7. Muramasa

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    Thank you guys....7950 it is
     
  8. Predator

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    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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