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Windows 7: Crossfire or Upgrade 7850

26 Feb 2015   #1
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Crossfire or Upgrade 7850

Just built this rig and took the 7850 with me into the new setup. Its not a dire need to have a bettter graphics card since my system seems to have no problems with most games on max settings. Planetside2, Path of Exile, being the two that have i have struggled with.

So do i crossfire and if so with what, or do i start OC the graphics card, or do i purchase another one.
My budget is around 250.


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27 Feb 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you want to go crossfire it has to be the same series card.

Personally, with an i5, I would upgrade to an nvidia card, a 960 or a 970.

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 970

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 960

Then start saving to get another
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27 Feb 2015   #3
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Those cards are out of my budget sadly.
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27 Feb 2015   #4
MadSupra354

 

HD 7850 isn't that old, so Crossfire could work well for you. Depending on how much a new upgrade is for you, that could also be cheaper and much more worthwhile.
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27 Feb 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What, the 960 FTW is under your budget.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ - 02G-P4-2968-KR

or just get another 7850

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Give us a link to your exact card, so we can research. I come up with many items when Googling ATI Radeon HD 7850 .
AMD bought ATI didn`t they so how new/old can it be.
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28 Feb 2015   #6
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Its a powercolor 7850.
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28 Feb 2015   #7
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What, the 960 FTW is under your budget.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ - 02G-P4-2968-KR

or just get another 7850

Item


Give us a link to your exact card, so we can research. I come up with many items when Googling ATI Radeon HD 7850 .
AMD bought ATI didn`t they so how new/old can it be.
ATIs were already renamed as AMD Starting from the HD 6000 Series.
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01 Mar 2015   #8
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

thats not a bad card
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01 Mar 2015   #9
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I need more info, Planetside 2 and PoE I think fall into the massive online games problem children category and OP might NOT need to upgrade their video card at all.

Has OP looked up tweaking performance on both games?

I wouldn't touch the 960, it's only 128-bit Memory Architecture.

A Radeon R9-280 can be had for sub $250, and being a 384-bit 3gig GDDR5 card.
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02 Mar 2015   #10
Bevier

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I prefer to shy away from crossfire/SLI because of the micro-stuttering it creates. I don't know what your budget is but there is a "XFX Double D R9 290X 1000MHz 4GB DDR5 DP HDMI 2XDVI Graphics Cards R9290XEDFD" for sale on Amazon for under $350. XFX is offering lifetime warranty. Considering this card has been at retail for $900, it is a reasonable deal. Next generation won't hit until roughly September.
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