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Hardware Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Dual-X Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 22 Mar 2013.

  1. John_T

    John_T Member

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    Actually I think you can pick them up from as little as £80+, but yes, agree with the others - 1680x1050 makes a hell of a lot more sense than 2560x1600 at this end of the market. Can't see many with a £1k+ monitor looking at the sub £150 cards...
     
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    I think I'd prefer a 1920x1080 at medium settings, as said 1080p monitors can be found cheaply. I'd wager most people on here probably have a 1080p monitor, regardless of whether it's terrible screen or a good screen. Also having a quick look at scan, pretty much everything is 1080p.
     
  3. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I'm actually surprised that a GPU this good, might actually end up in a console. It's better than my 6870 :eeek:
     
  4. John_T

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    That's what I meant to say: I don't know for the life of me why I started making that point then switched halfway though to something else - bit of a brain meltdown there! :)
     
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    I put a post similar to this a couple of years ago and got slated for suggesting it, as I am still using 1600x 900 and I am quite happy with his size. I said the cards needed to be reviewed at the target audience. People getting a budget card are notgoing to go for high res so why bother with the review ,as other people have said include some lower res tests.
     
  6. SimonStern

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    This saddens me. When I bought the monitor I'm using most were 1920 x 1200 as this is, now everything is 1080. I'll be sad if this monitor dies and I have to get a 1080 or search for and pay a premium for another that's 1200 or higher.

    On the card, it is overpriced a bit for it to be a good deal but just in checking prices on the 7850's they have gone up by $20 or so in just the past week so maybe they're making it seem a better deal that way. Sucks for me, I was about to buy one in a couple weeks :|
     
  7. loftie

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    Imo there should be a standard test which all cards do, so lets say 1920x1080 at max, and another test dependent on the card, high ends can do 2560, and medium/low could do say 1920 medium. That way we've got a test for the cards possible target as well as a way to compare each card.

    Also, you dont wanna know what res my moniter is :p

    I agree, 1920 x 1200 should stick around, but likely it'll be rare. I think if I upgraded I'd want a 1920 x 1200 screen. The price will probably shift down a bit since it's just been released.
     
  8. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    We have been saying for ages now that running low end cards at a higher resolution than 1080 is pointless.
     
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    my name was mingemuncher, but it got BANNED, im thinking of changing it to FUDMASHER
     
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