7850 1gb vs 6870 1gb?

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#1 Posted by godzillavskong (7891 posts) -
Would upgrading from a single 6870 to a 7850 (1gb) have a substantial performance gain and will you really notice it @ 1080p? I was using 2 6870s in crossfire but I'm letting my son use one for the time being, and I thought about upgrading to a stronger single GPU, which tigerdirect has a XFX Ghost 7850 for only $160. I'm just not too sure if it would be worth it since its only the 1gb version? Or should I just wait and get a 8xxx series GPU?
#2 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

I would wait and make sure to get something with at least 2GB

#3 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

Get a 2GB card for sure

#4 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -
#5 Posted by achilles614 (4843 posts) -
My 6870 still kicks butt at 1080p I'd wait till 8xxx series.
#6 Posted by adamosmaki (9431 posts) -
not really. I would wait for 8xxx series and go for a 2gb card
#7 Posted by godzillavskong (7891 posts) -
not really. I would wait for 8xxx series and go for a 2gb cardadamosmaki
Cool. Thanks. That sums it up and it looks like the rest of the posters feel the same. I'll just use this until the 8xxx series arrives, then grab a 2, or even 3gb version.
#8 Posted by Diwashb (519 posts) -
Would upgrading from a single 6870 to a 7850 (1gb) have a substantial performance gain and will you really notice it @ 1080p? I was using 2 6870s in crossfire but I'm letting my son use one for the time being, and I thought about upgrading to a stronger single GPU, which tigerdirect has a XFX Ghost 7850 for only $160. I'm just not too sure if it would be worth it since its only the 1gb version? Or should I just wait and get a 8xxx series GPU?godzillavskong
GTX 660 ( Period)
#9 Posted by sSubZerOo (43003 posts) -
The 7850 is a great card, but get the 2gb one.. It offers great performance, its actually extremely small for the performance it gives.. It runs cool (meaning you can overclock it.. I am running mine at 1000/1250 from the standard 860/1200 clocks) and its extremely energy efficient.. It only requires 1 pci-e power cable and literally draws only a little bit more than something like a 550 ti.. The cards on my radar from what I have seen would go something like this.. 7850<660 TI< 7950 in the mid to higher range..
#10 Posted by godzillavskong (7891 posts) -
[QUOTE="godzillavskong"]Would upgrading from a single 6870 to a 7850 (1gb) have a substantial performance gain and will you really notice it @ 1080p? I was using 2 6870s in crossfire but I'm letting my son use one for the time being, and I thought about upgrading to a stronger single GPU, which tigerdirect has a XFX Ghost 7850 for only $160. I'm just not too sure if it would be worth it since its only the 1gb version? Or should I just wait and get a 8xxx series GPU?Diwashb
GTX 660 ( Period)

Nah. I'll pass.