This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Would a 7850 be a big upgrade from a 5850?

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Would a 7850 be a big upgrade from a 5850?
3 years ago#11
7870 should be fine for now then if you just want a card right away that can fit, but I don't think you can max out settings. Definitely will be better than you current card. The fact that your i5 2500k is clocked really high should help also.
3 years ago#12
The new AMD line is launching this month. Wait and see what they offer before you buy a 7xxx series.
Divided by night...
3 years ago#13
I would go ahead and get a 7850 or 7970 now. The new AMD cards are going to be pretty expensive out of the gates probably, they will be good but a 7970 should do you fine for BF4
GT/Steam: AncientToaster
i5 3750K / ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 / Patriot Viper 8GB /Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB/ Corsair TX650
3 years ago#14
HighOnPhazon posted...
I would go ahead and get a 7850 or 7970 now. The new AMD cards are going to be pretty expensive out of the gates probably, they will be good but a 7970 should do you fine for BF4


The 280X which is a 7970 GHz will be 299 which is comparable to regular 7970s. If you're going to get a 7970 you might as well wait for a newer card.
Pearl Code: 0731 1228 8254 White Code: 0862 2790 1982
SSBB: 0989-1461-9542
3 years ago#15
Why not try an Nvidia card?
MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430
3 years ago#16
g7g7g7g7 posted...
550w is far too close for comfort


lolwut
"HE are genius, firstly." - ASlaveObeys
http://i.imgur.com/SQAc17B.png
3 years ago#17
Yeah 5850 is gonna be kinda tight for next gen. A lot of games coming out put it around minimum requirements, it's apparently below requirements for COD ghosts >_>.

Regardless, if you're gonna put the money out, "never settle". Seriously. PC hardware is expensive. Get something that will last you a while.

Having gone from a 5850 to a 580 (which is about where the 7870 is), I'd encourage you to go up. It's definitely a nice boost, but if you wanna really handle those next gen games well, you'll need something better. Go at least 7950. Trust me.
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
3 years ago#18
I ended up getting a 7870, fairly happy with it but having a problem where if I have it overclocked at all whenever I go on sites with big images or flash my screen gets black bars and I can't see anything.

Games run fine, and it all works fine if its not overclocked but would like to try and sort this problem out :/
http://www.twitch.tv/bgretydews
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Would a 7850 be a big upgrade from a 5850?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived