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Will a 7850 suffice this next console generation?

#1GwynsSonSolairePosted 9/7/2013 12:56:38 AM
Since consoles are running either 720p/60fps and 1080p/30fps (and in some cases like dead rising 30fps 720p)....

Will a 7850 beat or match this performance?
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#2NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 1:22:13 AM(edited)
Probably will perform a little better, since:

-You can overclock it

-Your games will not be locked at 30fps @ 1080p

-You can play at higher than 1080p if you choose to

The PS4 has the equivalent of a 7870 in there, but it's going to be limited to stock speed and voltage. The 7850 won't blow the PS4 out of the water or anything, but it should perform a bit better I would think, assuming you're overclocking.
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#3GwynsSonSolaire(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 1:09:39 AM
also lets not forget ps4 will only have 8GB for the whole system, and 4.5gb for games..

my pc has 16gb ram and the vram
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#4SuperemppuPosted 9/7/2013 1:25:19 AM
And don't forget that consoles can get a lot more performance out of the hardware compared to PC's since the games are optimised for one configuration only. While on the PC world the games have to adjust for millions of different specs.

That being said, a 7850 probably can keep up for quite some time with multiplatform games, if you're OK with lower FPS figures, resolution or level of detail.
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#5AnatomyHorrorPosted 9/7/2013 1:45:26 AM
Well, come November lots of multi plats will be out. We'll see how well the PS4 and XB1's versions stack up against PC's then. No one knows with 100% certainty whether certain cards will be up for the task.
#6ECOsvaldoPosted 9/7/2013 2:19:12 AM
Take a look at my current PC game build in my sig to see what I have. I'm able to run everything at around 60+ fps at 1080p on High to Ultra settings with slight overclocking on my 7870 XT.
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#7maybecallsPosted 9/7/2013 2:54:29 AM
What was the equivalent of the 7850 when the 360 and PS3 went on sale?
#8SenkoyPosted 9/7/2013 3:03:17 AM
I think it will keep up, and maybe even do a little better with over clocking at first, but after 2 years the console will perform better and better as time goes by because of optimization. Also because of the operating system. The console OS is obviously designed around gaming, whereas on PC, Windows or whatever OS you're running is no. The consoles will also use unified ram, which saves a lot of time because on PCs memory has to be moved from one memory type to another and that takes a bit of time.

Bottom line though, by the time that card cannot keep up to the consoles, there should be a much better card for not that much more money then, so you should be okay.
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#9godplaysSNESPosted 9/7/2013 4:40:46 AM
Any card that's equivalent or only slightly better will not age well compared to the PS4
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#10Xeeh_BitzPosted 9/7/2013 7:09:29 AM(edited)
GwynsSonSolaire posted...
also lets not forget ps4 will only have 8GB for the whole system, and 4.5gb for games..

my pc has 16gb ram and the vram

You forget that most games do not have a 64 bit exe which means you only use a few GB of ram at the most. Which is why PCs now can max games with 8GB ram.

and Windows takes up quite a bit of that.
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