And are Crossfire 7850's better than a 7970? Want to get a 7970 but can't really afford it so was thinking of getting a 7850 and maybe crossfiring them later on when I have more money.
2 7850's are basically same price as a 7970. Also would a 550w psu be enough to xfire them? --- http://www.twitch.tv/bgretydews
#2nick8676764(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 3:52:47 AM
Processor is a i5 2500k @ 4.8ghz so I think i'm a bit bottlenecked right now by my GPU. Want to get a new one before bf4 comes out. --- http://www.twitch.tv/bgretydews
#3g7g7g7g7Posted 10/7/2013 8:34:52 AM
550w is far too close for comfort, wait a while and save for a 7950 m8 you will thank yourself for not having the hassle of crossfire. --- You never see people quoting each other in sigs anymore. - Adam Laz
#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/7/2013 8:36:35 AM
Wait a few weeks for the R9 280X. It's essentially a 7970 GHz for $300 --- Pearl Code: 0731 1228 8254 White Code: 0862 2790 1982 SSBB: 0989-1461-9542
#5JonWood007Posted 10/7/2013 8:44:09 AM
Eh, 7850 is only a modest upgrade. It won't be mindblowing. I'd go 7900 series or wait for the R9 200 series honestly. --- Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 8 GB DDR3 | GTX 580 | 1 TB HDD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900 Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HDD | W7 | 1366x768
#6ShubPosted 10/7/2013 9:17:33 AM
550w is far too close for comfort
Not if it's a good PSU... that can handle a pair of 7850s without issue. The only question is what the PSU is as that will determine whether it's a good one or not. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
Actually my PSU is 650w - I was wrong. And its a decent quality one.
Here are my options now.
7850 for £113 7870 for £135 7970 for £210
Is a 7870 a big increase over the 50? I'm just not sure if I can really afford a 7970 right now, but if I buy one of the others I could sli them when I get some more money. --- http://www.twitch.tv/bgretydews
#8BowsaaPosted 10/7/2013 1:09:47 PM
A 7870 would be definitely be worth it over a 7850. --- RENAMON!! *weeping* YOU HAVEN'T BENT ANYONE OVER THE SINK AND SHOVED A "CHECK THE STICKY* UP THEIR ASS IN MONTHS!! *curls into ball crying*- Cither3000
#9freakaccidentPosted 10/7/2013 1:12:57 PM
I upgraded my 5750 to a 7850 and saw a huge increase in performance. I couldn't even play Grid 2 at max settings but now I can along with many other games and I'm still using my Phenom II X4 945. I only bought it though because I got it for a really good deal off of newegg and it fits perfect on my MicroATX motherboard, the 7950s and 7970s would be massive for my motherboard and case. If you have a regular case and ATX motherboard, I'd say go with a 7950 or 7970, as they have 384-bit memory compared to the 7850's 256-bit. Or if you have the patience wait for the Radeon Rx 200 series like others have just said.