Other Thoughts: A great card, especialy for its price Pros: Bought a pair of these because they were cheap and blew my old 4860 out of the water. And that leaves the door open for gaming enthusiasts to enjoy quieter systems that go easier on the power bill. Without question the best deal in the lineup. Created at Thu, 02 May 2019 19:58:38 +0200 +0. The benchmarks speak for themselves. Returned items with minor packaging defects fall under this category. If the card is put back to stock when you send it in, all is said to be good.
Due to the Mobo, I have to try and give them as much space between each other as I can without overdoing it. It's a doddle to set up these days, all you need to do is plug the cards in with a CrossFire ribbon cable and the software will do the rest automatically. Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. As someone who's not able to buy the latest card every year, this was irritating to say the least. Will that extra 1gb of vram on the new cards help at all? The serial number sticker is the most important thing that is located on the back of the R7850. It's like going from a Fiesta to a Mustang. These cards might not even necessitate a power supply upgrade, if your machine is reasonably modern.
Therefore, current Spring 2012 and demanding games should run fluently in medium or high settings. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. Now the only thing that is left is an answer from nvidia so we can see prices going down. I will either pick up a 680 or 690 upon release. The graphics processor is composed of 2. This seamless technology dramatically reduces the overall power consumption, and allows for break-through energy efficiency. This card comes with the memory running at 4.
And at 1080p you're good with either choice. Furthermore, the 7850M can directly support up to 6 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled. That said, there are caveats here. Have worked great the entire time. It forms a logical competitor to more action-orientated titles, such as Mass Effect, and succeeds where previous pretenders, such as Dragon Age 2, have failed.
And while we're at it, how about some eyefinity performance investigations? So, what if you get a pair of them in your rig? The dual x16 slots on the P6T are too close together, which causes the primary card to run about 25C hotter. Not only were graphic intense games actually playable Metro 2033 , quite a bit of programs seemed to be more beautiful. . Max Payne 3 is especially worrisome as it seems to demand double the frame buffer when CrossFire is enabled, meaning you have to tweak the setup files in Windows to get the settings you want. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
Built primarily for medium-large laptops, the graphics card is positioned in the performance category as of 2012. It likes to bluescreen after being cleaned out if the cards are just the slightest bit out of alignment. Unfortunately I missed the warranty period by a couple months. I will either pick up a 680 or 690 upon release. Power consumption of the 7850M should be clearly below the , thanks to the lower core clock. Notice that there is a large 1. Have them installed in an Asus P6T.
If you're trying to save some money, go with the 1gb version. I've seen problems in these tests here. I couldn't return it for a refund because I had installed the games that it came with, which is understandable, but also ridiculous. Go with the 2gb version if you have the money. Cons: Not really the fault of the card, but the Mobo. Performance, price, power, temperature, noise.