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Would a 7850 be a big upgrade from a 5850?

#11freakaccidentPosted 10/7/2013 9:55:25 PM
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.
#12The_Count_FooPosted 10/7/2013 10:21:35 PM
The new AMD line is launching this month. Wait and see what they offer before you buy a 7xxx series.
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#13HighOnPhazonPosted 10/7/2013 10:40:10 PM
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
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#142Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/7/2013 11:05:25 PM
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.
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#15StormKMDPosted 10/7/2013 11:06:28 PM
Why not try an Nvidia card?
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#16TimePharaohPosted 10/7/2013 11:10:44 PM
g7g7g7g7 posted...
550w is far too close for comfort


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#17JonWood007Posted 10/7/2013 11:17:41 PM
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.
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#18nick8676764(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 10:11:54 AM
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 :/
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