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Discussion in 'Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests' started by PingSpike, Sep 14, 2017.
promo code: 70911EDSS03
Just came here to post this. What cards are this one comparable to? Is it faster or slower than a 750ti 2GB GDDR5 card? Can you mine altcoins on it?
I'm just guessing here, but I think that this card is GCN, and the shader count puts it between the Radeon R9 250X (640 stream processors) and the 260X (896 stream processors). Am I close?
Edit: I mean, it's probably OK for entry-level or e-sports gaming, since it has 2GB GDDR5, rather than the DDR3 that my 250X cards have (blame XFX for that one).
It's about the same speed as a 750Ti, so not bad for the low price.
If this card were $40 with no rebate, or just after promo code, I'd buy a half dozen to use in builds. Unfortunately, it's $70 after promo, with a $30 rebate. Ugh. Rebates.
I mean, its 1 rebate per customer and I think promo codes usually have limits like that too so I'm not sure your dream of a pantheon of cheap cards was ever going to happen.
I bit on it (why, I don't know...I don't really need more cards in this performance class. I think I have a problem) I have a perfect track record with 4myrebate rebates.
I was looking at the card to upgrade my fiance's aging 7850 1GB, but it looks like 7850 is actually a bit faster. Now, this one is 2GB as opposed to 1GB, so $40 to sidegrade, had to pass on this one. Good deal otherwise.
Yes, I think that the 7850 has more stream processors. But only 1GB of VRAM is really limiting these days. Might have to limit your res to 1024x768 and Low on modern games.
Yeah, I know 1GB is no good these days which is why I got excited about this deal. Unfortunately, this card looks like a sidegrade to 7850 - it does have twice the RAM but same or slightly lower GPU performance. She's actually using one of my old Korean QHD 2560x1440 monitors so there is definitely a mismatch between her monitor and video card. However, she tends to play older and less GPU intensive games such as CIV VI, SIMS4, Portal (she tried it for a bit), and all these games seem to run just fine on her 1GB 7850 at 1440p. Maybe in a few years I'll get Navi or respinned Vega and just give her my current RX480.
I jumped on this at the last minute.
Great card for $40.
Awww these are actually $80.00 not $39.99 I was about to just all over this....
Sorry, it was a 1 day deal.
Yeah kinda figured... and my reply up top should have said I was going to jump all over it, not just all over it. Stupid phone keeps changing everything I type.