How good is the 2GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 DD Black Edition?

Tekyteky

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Hey there, i've made a few threads lately about graphics card but i keep changing my mind but now i've decided that its either between the

2GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 DD Black Edition


EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Which one of these would perform better maxed out with 1360x768 resolution on the following games?

World of warcraft
Arma 2 Operation arrowhead (for dayz)
Battlefield 3
Crysis 2

I'll be ordering tommorow morning.

my current set up btw is AMD FX6100 3.3GHZ, 8GB RAM DDR3 133mhz, 1TB seagate
Thanks, any reply im grateful for :)

also here is the links for both gcards

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-XFX-Radeon-HD-7850-DD-Black-Edition-5000MHz-GDDR5-28nm-GPU-975MHz-1024-C-/121063132600?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1c2feccdb8

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp/B0099AOD50
 

Azn Cracker

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They are both decent cards. 660 gtx is a little better but costs more.

The 7850 is the better buy here in the US.

In your case, I'd get the gtx 660 since you get physx support as well for only 8 more
 

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Thanks for the reply, anyone else think i should get the GTX660?
 

Tekyteky

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Thanks again, im thinking i will now, im just hoping ill get good performance in Arma
 

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The GTX 660 would be really good for the games you want but with that resolution both cards could max all of those with no problem, really it's what you prefer do you want AMD or Nvidia? I would suggest the 660 but only because I prefer Nvidia haha good luck with decision ^^

Edit: Or another option for about the same price you could get a radeon 7870 xt and it will out perform both of them for the same cost. In some cases it can out preform a 660 ti
 

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i want the card for thursday and i cant seem to find a 7870 that will arrive with next day delivery :(
 

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I'm not sure how to help you there, I cant make shipping go faster. But why do you want it here by thursday? If you can wait I would suggest it, it's a much better card for the price
 

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Well it's going to be better then the 7850 for sure because it has a higher core clock and it has more cores so it beats the 7850 no problem. To help with the games youll be playing or games like it look at this bench test with the 7870 vs the 660 keep in mind yours is a superclocked card and might preform a little better then that 660. Also I was saying you should get the 7870 XT version of this card it basically a 7950 but cheaper on the price I would get an XT here's a link to one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 it will most definitely out preform all the other cards
 

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Also the Sapphire might be better but that's a little bit more then what he was asking the powercolor will do just fine and is about the same price and yeah the 7870 will do better then the 660 and the 7850 which it is pretty clear the 7850 is not really the better choice. I would say if you don't want to spend the extra to get the 7870 XT version then the next best would be the 7870 and then the 660 depending on your budget of course
 

Tekyteky

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cant order from newegg as its in the USA but i think im just going to go with the 7870 2GB core edition, hoping i can get some amazing frames in Dayz and wow with this :)
 

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Should play pretty good, hope you like it when you get it ^^
 

Harrison Grittman

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Im currently running a stand-alone 7850 DD Black Edition, and I havent had any problems with it so far, games I'm playing as of current dont really seem to phase it, or really even draw from it to much. Some people were saying they were having cooling problems with it, but as stated previously I have not ran into any of the problems, if you need references, Id be happy to throw some up for you.
 

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i have an MSI Twin frozr iii 7850.. What bang for your buck. Plays crysis 3 and metro 2033 on good max settings. if you can overclock it correctly you can get it close to a 7870.
 

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I have two 7870s in crossfire run 90 fps in bf3 and 70 fps in bf4 and around 130 in elder scrolls all on ultra settings on a 1080p. 7870 is a great card.
 

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