So basically the retailer you bought your item from got the 680 for a 3rd of the cost they sold it to you for and beat your income by about 1700%? Free upgrades are nice, however you're still stuck using an ATI card so not much of an upgrade really.I bought a 680 from newegg for 480, and sold my 6950 for 180. Then I sold my 680 for 580 and bought a 7850 for 260...sorry if OT, but thought it was kinda funny!!
They're pretty much even at stock. I've seen some websites give edge to the 7850, and others the 6950. But, with a 6950, unlock, and overclock to ~920, you're looking at a 15% performance boost. With a 7850, you can get ~35% I believe, if you go to ~1200 core.A 7850 is 10% faster than a 6950 when both are at stock. An Oced 7850 is about as fast as a 7950 so about 40-50% faster than a Oced 6950
You do realize I said ~920, which would make an unlocked 6950 faster than a 6970 right? And 6970 is at stock ~10% faster than a 6950. An unlocked 6950 at 6970 speeds is roughly 10% faster. That's ~880 core. 920 is another 4.5%, hence you can get ~15% extra performance.Wrong. As an index 7870 is about 10% faster. Most 6950s don't unlock, many do. And even unlocked 6950s just give 5-10% extra performance after overclock. An Oced 7850 is easily a 35-45% boost which means a 40% performance gain net. In some situations it will be just 25-30% but often it will near 50%. And being newer tech it will only get better with newer games due to tesselation etc. it is on avg 35-40% better even as of today
And it just cost him $20. It is difficult to even get 10% performance for $20, he got 30-40% extra which is easily worth $100-200 based on the card tier. In this case around $100s performance which got subsidized by his 680 sale
Well, then he bought it just to rip someone off. Lame...no better than people buying consoles they aren't gonna use and smashing them so nobody else can have it or listing it up for $300 above MSRP.He made an upgrade from 6950 to 7850. He probably doesn't need a 680
While an overclocked 7850 can approach 7950 in some games, the 2nd part of your statement is not even close. I've seen you post this many times and I decided to call you on it because you are simply spreading false information without any proof that may leave potential upgraders, who are not as lucky as OP to have upgraded for "free", disappointed.A 7850 is 10% faster than a 6950 when both are at stock. An Oced 7850 is about as fast as a 7950 so about 40-50% faster than a Oced 6950
HD7850 is a decent card in its class, but it's been crazy overhyped. I guess with more hype it'll outperform a GTX690 and cure aids. The card only has 1024 SPs vs. 1536 for the 6970.I find it funny how some seem to think that the 7850 is a magic card priced at 250$ that overclocked will surpass 400$ cards which in turn somehow can't be overclocked.
Exactly. Someone who was on the fence might spend another $50-70 from $330-350 HD7870 to get a much faster 670 but that buyer is unlikely to suddenly raise his/her budget to $450-500 7970. Also, while some HD7950s can overclock 50%, GTX670 OC gives that level of performance out of the box. This is the first time in 10 years where I am seeing people being indifferent to playing the 40% overclocking lottery or buying a card that is guaranteed to perform that fast for more or less the same price.Another example is the whole GTX670 vs. 7970 argument is pointless since the GTX670 crushes its direct competitor for the 400$ segment, the 7950 (taking with it the 7870 also if it stays at 360$).
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