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Windows 7: Your opinion between these two cards


29 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
Your opinion between these two cards

I'm looking to upgrade my video card and am currently looking at 2 cards. The first being HIS IceQ Turbo H785QT2G2M and Sapphire 11200-14-20G

What do you think of these cards? I have had neither of these brands before but I have hear good things about Sapphire. The one has a slightly faster GPU but slower memory speed and the other has the opposite. The first one recently went out of stock and if it doesn't come back into stock this week, I will automatically choose the second one. Or, if you have another recommendation for around the same price, I have only one requirement: it must have 2GB in RAM.


I really appreciate the responses,

Ben

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29 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

7850? Go sapphire.
It has better cooling, and more room for overclocking.
I've heard nothing but good information about the Sapphire 7850 and 7870.

I would get a sapphire 7870, but I'm set on XFX's 7870 for looks mostly, and availability.
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29 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

My trusted Brands Diamond MSI VisionTek and XFX I have ran and tryed these brands and they all have been great and durable

I don't know much about HiiS and I know that Saphire is a top brand if you are going to choose i would do some more shopping because you might find a better deal on a better card just do a little more shopping around

try Microcenter frys and even tiger direct they have loads of good cards
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29 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The Sapphire card, in my opinion, is the better card because it has 2 fans while the HIS card got only one fan and Sapphire is more popular and has better reputation in making graphics cards. And you could overclock the core/memory clock to achieve greater speeds on the card if you want to (although both of the cards are already factory OCed). And the nVidia equivalent to the HD 7850 would be the GTX660:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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29 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Id go with the Sapphire personally.

Sapphire is to AMD what eVGA is to Nvidia.

Not that other brands are bad, just that I prefer Sapphire for AMD, eVGA for Nvidia.
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29 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 

Alright, thanks for all the feedback. I will do a little more looking. If I don't find any deal better, I will go for the Sapphire.
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