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2 years ago#1
I currently have a 1GB HD 7850, and I have been less than impressed with its performance. The low VRAM makes modded Skyrim and Far Cry 3 stutter like a *****. I have some funds to upgrade, and I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger on one of those tempting $300 7970s or wait for the next series?
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2 years ago#2
Hm, Haven't tried Skyrim, But Far Cry barely stutters though.
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2 years ago#3
Wait until 9xxx drops either way. Then, you'll have the choice of getting the updated GPU, or the 7970 for significantly less.

I play a lot of Skyrim w/ heavy mods @ 1440p. and it handles it very well. Same goes for FC3.
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2 years ago#4
Yeah, i could justify maybe upgrading from a 7790 or 7770, but not a 7850 when 9xxx is just around the corner.
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