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Graphics GPU upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pistol_pete12, 15 Nov 2011.

  1. pistol_pete12

    pistol_pete12 What's a Dremel?

    15 Nov 2011
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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping for some advice please!

    I'm looking to upgrade my current GPU which is the AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 6850. I am looking to spend approx £200.

    My queries are:
    1) Is a £200 investment enough to give a significant improvement over the 6850?
    2) What cards do people recommend?
    3) Is it worth thinking about a crossfire setup, i.e. purchasing a second 6850 instead?

    I appreciate the comments!
  2. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

    21 Jan 2009
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    Why are you upgrading your card? its still the latest generation, buying a new one of the same generation wont have much of a visible difference. You might be able to play on ultra instead of high settings at the same res, thats about it.

    Also, i wouldnt crossfire. It rarely seems worth it to me, brings its own headaches and doubles heat and power.

    I would say wait until the 7xxx cards come out (january/feb sort of time it would seem most likely). Should be a bigger step up, then i would sell your 6850 for whatever money you can get, add it to your original budget and get a very decent card that you wont want to upgrade 6 months down the line again.
  3. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

    10 Oct 2011
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    I agree with Bob. With the HD 7 series expected to hit the shops in only a couple of months, anything you buy now that improves on your current set up will be old technology in a couple of months, or at the very best will drop in price when the new cards are released.

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