AMD HD 6950 vs HD 7850

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Durvelle27, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Durvelle27

    Durvelle27 Diamond Member

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    which is a better buy. i will be playing gamings like BF3, MW3, WOW etc. @1920x1080
     
  2. Don Karnage

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    No use buying a last gen video card. Get the 7850
     
  3. The_Golden_Man

    The_Golden_Man Senior member

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    Agree, and overclock the hell out of it
     
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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.
     
  6. Durvelle27

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    doesn't the 7850 use less power to
     
  7. Don Karnage

    Don Karnage Platinum Member

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    Yes and can overclock a lot higher
     
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    that was the first pick but the powercolor had free shipping so ? i'm kinda of cheap lol
     
  11. Jhatfie

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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.
     
  12. Gordon Freemen

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    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.
     
  13. Durvelle27

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    ok ill get the sapphire OC edition
     
  14. blastingcap

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    I have the Sapphire 7850 OC edition. Good card, good cooling, etc. No problems so far.
     
  15. Magic Carpet

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    40nm versus 28nm? :colbert:

    You decide.

    For me:

    Shrink it some more!
     
  16. blastingcap

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    That's not what she said! :p
     
  17. Durvelle27

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    lol 28nm would be alot cooler so