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Old 06-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default AMD HD 6950 vs HD 7850

which is a better buy. i will be playing gamings like BF3, MW3, WOW etc. @1920x1080
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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No use buying a last gen video card. Get the 7850
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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Agree, and overclock the hell out of it
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Thats what Anandtech Bench is for

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=510
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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6950 and 7850 are about neck and neck however the 7850 has additional benefits such as cooler running and therefore less noise but a solid XFX 6950 can be had for less money so they are a toss up.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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doesn't the 7850 use less power to
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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doesn't the 7850 use less power to
Yes and can overclock a lot higher
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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ok thx i will get the powercolor HD 7850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131464
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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NO TO POWERCOLOR. get the sapphire

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that was the first pick but the powercolor had free shipping so ? i'm kinda of cheap lol
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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PowerColor is okay. I would personally wait until the Sapphire or MSI were in stock and pay a little extra for them, but I have run several PowerColor cards in the past and all have been problem free and the PCS+ versions have been pretty decent overclockers.
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that was the first pick but the powercolor had free shipping so ? i'm kinda of cheap lol
I agree with Don to say No to Powercolor becuase I just pought a power color card last month it was of extreamly cheap build quality and it Bricked on me after three hrs of use from brand new right out of the box on a 30mhz OC.
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ok ill get the sapphire OC edition
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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I have the Sapphire 7850 OC edition. Good card, good cooling, etc. No problems so far.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #15
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which is a better buy. i will be playing gamings like BF3, MW3, WOW etc. @1920x1080

40nm versus 28nm?

You decide.

For me:

Shrink it some more!
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40nm versus 28nm?

You decide.

For me:

Shrink it some more!
That's not what she said!
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lol 28nm would be alot cooler so
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