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Graphics 7790 vs 7850?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gunnzie, 30 Jul 2013.

  1. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    Fair enough. I do intend upgrading the monitor though and do use my 1920x1080 TV in the living room with it too.

    I have Skyrim with the high texture mod and I've been told it struggles on a 1Gb card.
     
  2. Harlequin

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  3. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Why not get a second hand GTX580 for that money?
     
  5. Harlequin

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    Thaifood is selling a 7850 in the marketplace - 2GB as well :D
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Because in a weird twist, the 7850 can hit 580 framerates....
     
  7. teppic

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    Plus more memory and about half the power use.
     
  8. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    I can't see the marketplace yet.

    I now have a full refund for my 7790. Just waiting for a bargain on a 7850 2Gb. No gaming until then though :D
     
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    docodine killed a guy once

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    i'm seeing £119.99 on that link
     
  11. krishan

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    The 1GB card is £119.99

    The 2GB XFX card is £137.99
     
  12. Elton

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    Get the 2GB. There's no reason not to. Unless of course there are 7870s at that price.
     
  13. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    Never had a xfx. Are they any good. Most important thing for me is a quiet card
     
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    i had a 1gb xfx 7850 and it had horrible coil whine, but YMMV
     
  15. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks. I think I'll stick to what I know which is MSI, Gigabyte, or Asus. Perhaps Sapphire but I'd rather buy second hand and Sapphire don't do transferrable waranty.
     
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    MSI and Gigabyte. Asus customer service is spotty at best.
     
  17. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    I'll avoid Asus then. MSI or Gigabyte. I'm struggling to find one though for the same price though. I thought it was mentioned I could get a 2Gb 7850 for £120?
     
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    i've had good experiences with HIS as well
     
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    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks everyone for the info. I've never had HIS or Powercolor. I'd be happier sticking with brands I know. The most important thing to me is the quietest card.
     

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