http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302 and http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549
Further more, a single 7850 offers what, 10fps gain in Crysis Warhead over a single 6850. And in a year or two, he'll be wanting to upgrade to a better card, so why spend more money on an insignificant upgrade when he can spend less money on a better upgrade in regards to his current set up, while tiding him over well enough for the 7xx and 8xxx series?
Seriously Single-GPU setup is almost always better then a multi-GPU setup in terms of compatibility with games. You're better off doing a 7850 single, then Crossfire down the line since 7000's scale better in Crossfire then the 6000's. Plus the 2GB of VRAM will be nice down the line.
Stop wasting my time.
A single GPU will always scale correctly.
A multiGPU system won't always. But newer generations of cards have progressively better support and scaling. So a 7850 is the best choice. Because when you can go for crossfire 7850;s they will work better together than 6850's.
Also a single 7850 will use less power, generate less heat, and will be quieter, and will be first in line for any AMD technologies.
Because I'm explaining in simple terms.
Where did you get $500 from?
Well, I'm probably going to end up replacing just about everything in my build because I made some bad decisions with my build (Thanks, /b/!). For now I'm just going to go with a 6850 because I need an upgrade sooner than later.
There's no saying the 7850's will be the same price in a year or two, guessing $500 is a bad idea, they might fall to the price of the 6850's in the future. It's best to leave that one in the air.
Also what did I mess up in regards to the v-sync explanation?
We should all ignore smace or something
Luckily I have overv's thing and can see he's dumb without even reading his posts
I mean he's not dumb, he just forces opinions on things he doesn't know jackshit about
I thought we're looking at a 7850 versus a second 6850?
Isn't it $150 versus $250? If he has a good case and good powersupply, go with a second 6850. Otherwise a 7850 will be simpler to work with, will always scale correctly, will be cooler, quieter, and use less power, and will be smaller.
Depends if $100 more-ish is worth it to him. He'll have to sell off two 6850's when he eventually upgrades though.
Is it just me or is everyone in this thread stubborn as hell?
And a 750w psu would work right?
750W might be overkill if he cares about efficiency.
Depends on the efficiency curve. Some can be efficient quite well in a wide range.
This is complicated because the 6850 is in such an odd price bracket.
A 750W PSU is only expensive upfront. If he bought a 1000W PSU his energy costs would be the same because the PC would draw the same amount of power.
I don't think Protocol knows how PSU's work.
Does anyone know where I can get that greasemonkey script that completely hides blocked users posts?
BRT what am I doing wrong I thought this was widely known..?