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fyzek September 13, 2012 11:22 AM

MSI HD7850 OC anygood?
 
Hi, i'm thinking about buying this card for gaming (no ultra graphics) but I want to know what your opinion is

MSI Global ? Graphics Card - R7850-1GD5/OC

With

i5 3570K
8GB Corsair

guitarwiz23 September 13, 2012 01:02 PM

The card is good, I own one and a 3570K @ 4.5. You can run everything on ultra at 1080P no problem. BF3 is around 30-40fps, skyrim is 50-60. Further overclocked bf3 is like 35-45 and skyrim is 60. I am honestly thinking of selling mine just because i want to try a nvidia card and turn on physx for borderlands 2. The card is a good card and if it wasnt for physx in borderlands 2 and rumored better driver support I would stay with it until it crapped out on me.

UncleNucky September 14, 2012 11:52 AM

Don't support Physx!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by guitarwiz23 (Post 655227)
The card is a good card and if it wasnt for physx in borderlands 2 ......

Borderlands 2 using physx is not a good reason to update your card. Supporting propriety garbage like Physx isn't good for consumers or the industry. I stay away from games that do because they are purposely lowering the quality of their game for consumers who use non Nvidia products. :dots:

BigPhatPaulie September 14, 2012 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleNucky (Post 655429)
Borderlands 2 using physx is not a good reason to update your card. Supporting propriety garbage like Physx isn't good for consumers or the industry. I stay away from games that do because they are purposely lowering the quality of their game for consumers who use non Nvidia products. :dots:

Oh so its okay for amd and their "Gaming evolved" titles? leave this stuff outta the thread...... anywho i dont own that card but it certainly seems like a decent choice however if you can afford to go bigger a 660 (non ti) might be a better choice

great_big_abyss September 14, 2012 12:24 PM

the 7850 will run just fine at all 'Ultra' levels.

If you don't care about 'Ultra' graphics, and would rather save some money instead, why don't you think about the 7750/7770?

guitarwiz23 September 15, 2012 04:37 PM

I wouldn't be switching for performance reasons, I'm thinking about picking up the 660 anyway and putting my 7850 to use with my 955BE that isn't doing anything after upgrading to a 3570K. I think with certain settings like AA all the way the 7850 will probably pull ahead slightly with an overclock, but the 660 will otherwise perform the same.


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