7850 CF or single 7950?

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  1. Taker254isback

    Taker254isback Member Guru

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    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.
     
  2. eclap

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    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
     
  3. Darkest

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    The prices for the 7900 cards is nose diving, so I'd take eclaps advice and grab yourself a 7950 or 7970.
     
  4. Taker254isback

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    Say nomore , 7950 it is
     

  5. Taker254isback

    Taker254isback Member Guru

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    I can always CF the 7950 in the future anyways
     
  6. Darkest

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    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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    Taker254isback Member Guru

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    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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    The beauty of PC gaming, lol.
     
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    Do I have to upgrade my PSU for a single 7950?
     
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    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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  12. elpsychodiablo

    elpsychodiablo Master Guru

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    Îf you pay your energy bill go Single GPU if your parants pay it go Dual GPU
     
  13. Undying

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    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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    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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    I'm really happy with my new 7950. Can't even hear the card compared to my old 6850... :)
     

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    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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    damn they got cheap! feels like anything you buy... you're gonna regret lol
     
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    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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