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Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Tattoer, May 25, 2013.

  1. Tattoer

    Tattoer Member Guru

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    Ok, so the time came for me to buy a new card. My old 5850 is slowly dying on me so i need some thing new. What do you think is best for me? I am a casual :bang: "gamer" and i don't need every thing on max and bla bla bla....My mother board is an asus P6T.

    some help please and thank you :)
     
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    Do you have a budget of sorts? :D
     
  3. Darkest

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    A budget would be nice, but coming from a 5850 I wouldn't get anything less than a 7850.
     
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    Currently there are some 7970s that can be found for 320-350$ so hell a 7950 under 300$ would be a very decent buy.
     

  5. Darkest

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    Definitely. But he stated he's a casual gamer, so I'm not sure if he wants to spend quite that much. Personally speaking I'd buy a 7950 in his position (I pretty much did last I upgraded tbh).
     
  6. Tattoer

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    Hey,

    thanks for the replays. Now, are these cards good for my MB? I got a "old" asus p6t whit PCIe 2.0 ....
    Anyways, my budget is 300€ max...

    i can get...

    Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850, 2 GB, PCI-E for 195€
    Asus Radeon HD 7850, 2 GB, PCI-E (HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2) for 210€
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5, PCI-E for 250€
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2 GB, PCI-E 3.0 for 245€
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2 GB, PCI-E 3.0 for 260€

    ...this is a bit over my limit but if there will be a huge difference i am willing to pay for it..

    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950, 3 GB, PCI-E 3.0 (GV-R795WF3-3GD) for 320€


    Please help me choose a card for me....i am lost with all these "new stuff" :3eyes:
     
  7. Undying

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    If you are casual gamer just get a Sapphire 7850 2GB for 195€.

    Its a definitely upgrade from a 5850 + you save some cash and you don't have to worry about MB.
     
  8. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    Agreed^ IF you think you're going to be gaming more in the future by all means, get a better card. If not stick with the 7850, they're fantastic little performers for the cash. Most OC pretty well also, usually to around 580 speeds give or take.
     
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    You can get a good med-high performance card for EU300.
    What sort of games do you play (or expect to play) and at what res?
     
  10. Blackops_2

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    7950 is certainly a big jump over the others. I'm thinking if you can wait a little the prices will drop. With Nvidia's 700 series effectively matching the 7970 with the 770 and possibly getting close with the 760Ti we could see a price drop for the 7950 and 7870s.
     

  11. Tattoer

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    Hey,

    thank you guys for all the help! With your help i ordered Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 for 195€. With the time i have now for playing games this card will do more then fine i guess...

    Again, thank you and all the best, tattoer
     
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    I'm pretty sure you could've bought a 7950 for some 40eur more, that would have been money better spent.
     
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    Indeed, and it would have been much better spent. Get 7950, oc it to gtx 680 or better speeds, enjoy the full value of the card you've just bought (which is pretty sick I must tell you)

    If you can't exchange the 7850, make sure you oc it.
     
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    He has a good general idea, a sharp eye maybe, and a lot of patience for his research, but he seems to have some misinformation here and there.

    You can't make such a guide about all 7950s if you haven't tried...all 7950s...(like he endorses)

    EDIT: I take that back. He sometimes has NO idea about something yet claims he does. He wants reviewers to practically tear apart every single card they review and run at different clocks and voltages.
     
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  18. Darkest

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    He seems to think his limited experience is somehow more viable than professional reviews. Sapphire cards have a cheap plastic shroud that rattles? I could go on, but honestly. Also, what is with the NV cards?

    This little gem had me in tears. Playing games on a graphics card designed for gaming is not real world performance!!!!eleven.

    Oh dear..

    Thanks for that link. I needed a good laugh.
     
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    He should fire up Crysis 3, crank the fan down to 20%, then count the number of blue sparks vs. orange sparks.
     
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    LOL.
    Sounds a lot like opinion to me but I guess it must be fact since it's part of a "Comprehensive Guide". :D

    If that was posted here the OP would be laughed off the forum and thread closed....

    I might start a "comprehensive guide on Intel CPU's", I owned a Celeron 466 bout 14yrs ago so guess that makes me an expert....

    OCN used to be a good source of info but seems like most of the tech heads and enthusiasts like Phaedrus have left.
     

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