Should I go for it?

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#1 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

Upgrading my card to this.

Should I do it?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-Graphics-Express-Mini-DisplayPort/dp/B00713RTQ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1355246593&sr=1-1

#2 Posted by General_X (9081 posts) -
...what's your old card...?
#3 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

...what's your old card...?General_X

A HD 7850

#4 Posted by General_X (9081 posts) -

[QUOTE="General_X"]...what's your old card...?ClassicRockFTW

A HD 7850

In response to your original question, NO.
#5 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="General_X"]...what's your old card...?General_X

A HD 7850

In response to your original question, NO.

Pls elaborate

#6 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

if you can sell your 7850 for around $150 pounds then go for it, otherwise no

#7 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

if you can sell your 7850 for around $150 pounds then go for it, otherwise no

blaznwiipspman1

yeah sorted it out, my friend is willing to buy it off me for 175

#8 Posted by nilzg (753 posts) -
[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

if you can sell your 7850 for around $150 pounds then go for it, otherwise no

yeah sorted it out, my friend is willing to buy it off me for 175

then do it
#9 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

if you can sell your 7850 for around $150 pounds then go for it, otherwise no

nilzg

yeah sorted it out, my friend is willing to buy it off me for 175

then do it

Which brand should I go for?


XFX seems suspiciously cheap

#10 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="nilzg"][QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

yeah sorted it out, my friend is willing to buy it off me for 175

ClassicRockFTW

then do it

Which brand should I go for?


XFX seems suspiciously cheap

Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI. In that order.
#11 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="nilzg"] then do itElann2008

Which brand should I go for?


XFX seems suspiciously cheap

Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI. In that order.

Whats wrong with XFX?

#12 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

nothing...xfx is great, ive owned an xfx radeon 4770 before and that was when they offered life time warranty on their graphics cards. Nowadays they only give you 2 years warranty, but their quality is still great.

#13 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

nothing...xfx is great, ive owned an xfx radeon 4770 before and that was when they offered life time warranty on their graphics cards. Nowadays they only give you 2 years warranty, but their quality is still great.

blaznwiipspman1

Oh. Im thinking of getting the XFX one because the price is about 150 less than the other brands

#14 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

its a pretty good deal for you guys i guess but for me in Canada ive seen the price of a sapphire 7950 go for around $270 after rebate which is equivalent to $170 GBP

#15 Posted by Postmortem123 (7717 posts) -

I'd say just clock your 7850 and wait for the new cards, unless you really need the extra performance right now.

#16 Posted by MonsieurX (31552 posts) -
Can't look for benchmarks? > duh
#17 Posted by Amster_G (4290 posts) -

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67748&vpn=FX795ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1306

Slightly cheaper but not in the UK.

#18 Posted by 5SI-GonePostal (355 posts) -

I'd say just clock your 7850 and wait for the new cards, unless you really need the extra performance right now.

Postmortem123

This ^^

New series is out in Q1

However if you really do need to buy this (and selling to your mate for 175 is really good) then i would buy it from Scan, dabs or Overclockers instead. Yes it is 20 pounds more ( http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-double-d-black-ghost-hcell-5500mhz-gddr5-900mhz-1792-cores-hdmi-mini-dp ) but you get 3 x free games which i couldnt see on the amazon site, and secondly this is a proper PC part retailer, as you did notice the one you posted wasnt coming from Amazon themselves but a 3rd party?

#19 Posted by General_X (9081 posts) -

[QUOTE="General_X"][QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

A HD 7850

ClassicRockFTW

In response to your original question, NO.

Pls elaborate

Well first I have to ask the question, what games aren't being run well by the 7850? Although you do have a pretty good thing going being able to sell your 7850 for a very good return, I still believe that you will get more bang for your £50 if you wait for ATLEAST another gen of cards.
#20 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="General_X"]In response to your original question, NO.General_X

Pls elaborate

Well first I have to ask the question, what games aren't being run well by the 7850? Although you do have a pretty good thing going being able to sell your 7850 for a very good return, I still believe that you will get more bang for your £50 if you wait for ATLEAST another gen of cards.

I just want a better card is all. No deep philosophy behind it.

#21 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

I'd say just clock your 7850 and wait for the new cards, unless you really need the extra performance right now.

5SI-GonePostal

This ^^

New series is out in Q1

However if you really do need to buy this (and selling to your mate for 175 is really good) then i would buy it from Scan, dabs or Overclockers instead. Yes it is 20 pounds more ( http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-double-d-black-ghost-hcell-5500mhz-gddr5-900mhz-1792-cores-hdmi-mini-dp ) but you get 3 x free games which i couldnt see on the amazon site, and secondly this is a proper PC part retailer, as you did notice the one you posted wasnt coming from Amazon themselves but a 3rd party?

Yeah Ill check out dabs. Thanks,

#22 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -

DUDE ARE YOU CRAZY?

A hd 7850 is good enough to run modern games at ultra.

Wait until next gen and then upgrade

#23 Posted by General_X (9081 posts) -

[QUOTE="General_X"][QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

Pls elaborate

ClassicRockFTW

Well first I have to ask the question, what games aren't being run well by the 7850? Although you do have a pretty good thing going being able to sell your 7850 for a very good return, I still believe that you will get more bang for your £50 if you wait for ATLEAST another gen of cards.

I just want a better card is all. No deep philosophy behind it.

Well, the reason people usually get better cards is if their old one isn't getting the job done any more... This just kinda seems like a waste of time and money. But that's just my opinion, and I believe you were asking for opinions in the first post.
#24 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="General_X"]Well first I have to ask the question, what games aren't being run well by the 7850? Although you do have a pretty good thing going being able to sell your 7850 for a very good return, I still believe that you will get more bang for your £50 if you wait for ATLEAST another gen of cards.General_X

I just want a better card is all. No deep philosophy behind it.

Well, the reason people usually get better cards is if their old one isn't getting the job done any more... This just kinda seems like a waste of time and money. But that's just my opinion, and I believe you were asking for opinions in the first post.

Eh. With all trade in a resells im doing Im only spending around 50-60 actual cash on the 7950