Interesting. Lots of feedback on the 7850 posting but not much here. Looking at the reviews, it seems to fit in pretty much between the 7850 and 7870. Any opinions on AMD vs. nVidia nowadays? I'm not really wedded to either, but am looking to upgrade from a Radeon 5830.
Any opinions on AMD vs. nVidia nowadays? I'm not really wedded to either, but am looking to upgrade from a Radeon 5830.
Some people swear that AMD drivers are still terrible, but personally I've not had a problem with them (and you've got first hand experience with a 5830.) Otherwise, nvidia cards can use physix and tend to use a bit less power (under load) in this generation.
If you're planning on going multi-card then I think that nvidia still has an advantage there with SLI beating crossfire in terms of supporting games a bit easier.
edit: whirly - Galaxy have been around for a long time in Europe and Asia (I had a Galaxy Geforce 4 ti 10 years ago.) They're not a 'top tier' name, but do have a long history.
I was going to be looking for one of these for around the $180 mark, over Black Friday/Cyber Monday. This does seem like an amazing deal. The only things that make me hesitate are 1) I don't know much about Galaxy, and 2) I'm wondering if there might be a better deal (either cheaper, a better brand for the same price, or 3GB of RAM for the same price).
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