2GB Sapphire HD7850 graphics card. Best card around the price mark, and alot cheaper than elsewhere!  £136.98 @ Amazon + Free Delivery
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2GB Sapphire HD7850 graphics card. Best card around the price mark, and alot cheaper than elsewhere! £136.98 @ Amazon + Free Delivery

£136.98Amazon Deals
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Found 5th Jul 2013
I see too often threads where graphics cards are being sold with games that they would barely be able to play (Normal or lower settings at maybee 30fps?! . .... whats the point getting a card that can just about play the games it comes with.... better invest in a powerfull card then get the games.


This post is to showcase a great deal + show a graphics card able to keep up with todays games and last, its painfull seeing people purchase a terribly overpriced card because it comes with 4 shiny games.... something way to overcommon on HUKD



You wont find a 2gb card equal to the performance for the same price only 1GB which as obvious are becoming decommed ! and 2GB is becoming a neccessity with the way computers are evolving.... in gaming sense.


All reviews are extremely positive, and give good advice on how well the card performs.


Coming from a IT computer tech, i can advise there is not better unless more money is spent.... which is any case there always would be!


Card Specs :

Specification
Display Support 3 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support

Output 2 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x HDMI (with 3D)
1 x DisplayPort 1.2

GPU 920 MHz Core Clock
28 nm Chip
1024 x Stream Processors

Video Memory 2048 MB Size
256 -bit GDDR5
5000 MHz Effective

Dimension 207(L)x105(W)x35(H) mm Size.

Software Driver CD

Accessory CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect Cable
DVI to VGA Adapter
6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable x 2
HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable(Full Retail SKU only)

25 Comments

Original Poster

If anyone else find a better card list below, i just couldnt sit back and watch people throw there money down the drain

while the ocuk price is higher by about £25 .. your are getting 8 games with it ... with are more than playable ( even by your own statement in regards this card ) .

if you don't want the games ... then yes this is the way to go
Edited by: "TALON1973" 5th Jul 2013

Original Poster

got the deal link? if so link away

I bought this card yesterday but the OverClock version.

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Got bioshock + Tomb Raider with it

Amazon do not offer games.

All amazon did was price match.

Original Poster

This card is the OC edition (: - + good deal as yes this card can actually handle the games!

How much are the games worth for sale/trade in? Spend more to save more.
Edited by: "veedubjai" 5th Jul 2013

It's just a little too expensive. For around this money I'd go for a GTX660. Amazon have the MSI Twin Frozr III for only £11 more (order for delivery 13/07/13) and thats with out looking about for deals. If it was £10 less it would make it a closer deal.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

It's just a little too expensive. For around this money I'd go for a … It's just a little too expensive. For around this money I'd go for a GTX660. Amazon have the MSI Twin Frozr III for only £11 more (order for delivery 13/07/13) and thats with out looking about for deals. If it was £10 less it would make it a closer deal.



Everything is just a little bit more. You can get a hd7870 for that price with games!

I looked at the gtx660 and the perfomance to value is quite bad. It doesn't even beat the hd7850

Original Poster

Exactly, Pay more get more, and between then £80.00 - £250.00 range thats what you will always get. I have a 7870 - best card for the price, again unless you pay more and get the Xfx 7950 gb

ether707

Everything is just a little bit more. You can get a hd7870 for that price … Everything is just a little bit more. You can get a hd7870 for that price with games!I looked at the gtx660 and the perfomance to value is quite bad. It doesn't even beat the hd7850



that's not exactly true though, it depends on the game you're playing and how well they're optimised but the 660 is slightly better than the hd7850 mostly.
Also, this is highly subjective but imo the nvidia graphics cards have slightly smoother graphics, so you don't necessarily get more fps, but it makes up for it with the graphics being less "edgy".
I myself was looking to upgrade and picked the 660, although I then bought a £14 hd6850 on ebay for crossfire instead, pretty happy with the purchase but i'm still considering whether I should sell the crossfire setup and get a 660 instead...

andreapedrazzini

that's not exactly true though, it depends on the game you're playing and … that's not exactly true though, it depends on the game you're playing and how well they're optimised but the 660 is slightly better than the hd7850 mostly.Also, this is highly subjective but imo the nvidia graphics cards have slightly smoother graphics, so you don't necessarily get more fps, but it makes up for it with the graphics being less "edgy".I myself was looking to upgrade and picked the 660, although I then bought a £14 hd6850 on ebay for crossfire instead, pretty happy with the purchase but i'm still considering whether I should sell the crossfire setup and get a 660 instead...



5fps more on nvdia games. Also the stuttering is caused by crossfire you idiot.
Edited by: "551625" 5th Jul 2013

ether707

5fps more on nvdia games. Also the stuttering is caused by crossfire you … 5fps more on nvdia games. Also the stuttering is caused by crossfire you idiot.



thanks for that, I don't mean stuttering, just the smoothness of each individual image. they appear more rough and edgy on AMD graphcis cards in general, not just my crossfire setup. noticed it on my friend's 6970 too.

Original Poster

I compared this graphics card in the 160 quid price range for a long time.... in all my findings checking benchmarks etc, the 7870 beat all other cards. AMD is currently leading the fight on cost > and gaming experience. It does not take a genious to know that, just look at forum posts, and benchmark reviews. People again are too easily fooled by high clock speed etc thinking it gives more performance

Original Poster

The only possible upgrade worth taking would be going for the 3GB 7950. That is th emost cost effective upgrade you will find. I know so, 3 friends bought it but i opted for the cheaper card, needless to say there is no game i cannot play on everything Maxed out.

andreapedrazzini

thanks for that, I don't mean stuttering, just the smoothness of each … thanks for that, I don't mean stuttering, just the smoothness of each individual image. they appear more rough and edgy on AMD graphcis cards in general, not just my crossfire setup. noticed it on my friend's 6970 too.



Sorry I didn't meant to be rude. I just bought this card and I don't want to be told about "micro stutter".

I've had a 7870xt and a 660 running recently. The 7870 had a higher framerate on most games but I also noticed the frame rate drops a lot more on this card, causing a weird stutter. NVIDIA > AMD for gaming experience in my opinion. Average frame rates aren't everything.

I bought this card last year and the only issue I have had in about 9 months was due to the motherboard using AMD cool'n'quiet.

It's a way of reducing the CPU multiplier during low CPU activity to save power/noise. My MoBo wasn't always bringing the multiplier back up to speed when playing games resulting in very low fps, down to less than 10 on occasion. Resolved by a bios update that I'd missed.
Otherwise great card for the money.

ether707

Everything is just a little bit more. You can get a hd7870 for that price … Everything is just a little bit more. You can get a hd7870 for that price with games!I looked at the gtx660 and the perfomance to value is quite bad. It doesn't even beat the hd7850



So the cost is 8% more than this card. The game benchmarks over at AnandTech suggest that they are over 8% on average better. I'm not suggesting it's the best value for money, just better than this for only £11 more.

Jacko1983

Average frame rates aren't everything.



If your gaming yes they are

GAVINLEWISHUKD

So the cost is 8% more than this card. The game benchmarks over at … So the cost is 8% more than this card. The game benchmarks over at AnandTech suggest that they are over 8% on average better. I'm not suggesting it's the best value for money, just better than this for only £11 more.



But they are not the same price so it's not a fair comparison.

Here's a better comparison anandtech.com/ben…660

Took a punt and ordered after doing some research, doesn't come with the games deal but I'd prefer to order from amazon in case of a no hassle return refund, customer service is brill.

ether707

But they are not the same price so it's not a fair comparison. Here's a … But they are not the same price so it's not a fair comparison. Here's a better comparison http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=660



Well yes if you can get yourself a HD7870 for that price then it's a different story. But this is not a HD7870 thread it's a HD7850 thread and for the extra 8% cost it gets you more then 8% performance increase so is better value.

If you prefer the AMD solution at that price thats more than fine with me.

Don't understand your issue with game bundles. They're FREE, and amazon don't include them. If you see a well priced graphics card on amazon, it's because they've price matched another retailer who is likely including the free games. As with this deal.

Terribly overpriced cards with 4 shiny games? The only time I've seen a graphics card / game bundle posted that was a bit of a gimmick is with the recent ocuk 8 game deal where they've increased the card prices slightly to compensate. Having said that, if you want the 8 games it's still a really good deal.

ether707

Sorry I didn't meant to be rude. I just bought this card and I don't want … Sorry I didn't meant to be rude. I just bought this card and I don't want to be told about "micro stutter".



no worries, tbh the way i see it is a gpu is a gpu, doesn't really matter hte brand, there are subtle differences between nvidia and ati, but it's all up to personal opinion in the end. I have a slight preference for nvidia myself despite owning ATI cards, at the end of the day, I just go for the best offer...
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