MSI AMD Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III/OC 2048MB GDDR5 £159.98 @ Novatech
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MSI AMD Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III/OC 2048MB GDDR5 £159.98 @ Novatech

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Found 16th Sep 2012Made hot 16th Sep 2012
Dirt Showdown is also available as a free digital download with this purchase.

900MHz Core, 4800MHz GDDR5, 1024 Stream Processors, DVI, HDMI, 2 x mDPort, PCIe 3.0, Overclocked, Eyefinity 2.0, CrossfireX

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What about Sleeping Dogs?

Out of interest, how would this card compare with my 6950 2GB Twin Frozr III?

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got3nn

What about Sleeping Dogs?



It would ravage it. Easily.

AMD > Nvidia

Awesome card for the money. I would buy this over a 560 Ti.

I've heard that this actual card is a bit on the noisy side, but if that doesn't bother you then it's great.

Meowingtons

AMD > Nvidia



Balanced Opinion > Fanboy

I'm a fanboy of whoever can sell me the best bang for buck GFX card.

This card out performs NVIDIA cards in this price range.
Its a good card for the price and will play most modern games no problems.

Its abit noisy but turn up your speakers while gaming and youl be okay

Bomster

Awesome card for the money. I would buy this over a 560 Ti.I've heard … Awesome card for the money. I would buy this over a 560 Ti.I've heard that this actual card is a bit on the noisy side, but if that doesn't bother you then it's great.



Got one myself and unless you push it hard it's very quiet.

The packaging says 27db on full load. so that is between a silent theatre and a whisper.


194 -Theoretical limit for a sound wave at 1 atmosphere environmental pressure; pressure waves with a greater intensity behave as shock waves.
180 -Krakatoa volcano explosion at 1 mile in air [1]
160 -M1 Garand being fired at 1 meter (3 ft)
150 -Jet engine at 30 m (100 ft)
140 -Low Caliber Rifle being fired at 1m (3 ft); the engine of a Formula One car at 1 meter (3 ft)
130 -Threshold of pain; civil defense siren at 100 ft (30 m)
120 -Train horn at 1 m (3 ft). Perforation of eardrums.
110 -Football stadium during kickoff at 50 yard line; chainsaw at 1 m (3 ft)
100 -Jackhammer at 2 m (7 ft); inside discothèque
90 -Loud factory, heavy truck at 1 m (3 ft)
80 -Vacuum cleaner at 1 m (3 ft), curbside of busy street, PLVI of City
70 -Busy traffic at 5 m (16 ft)
60 -Office or restaurant inside
50 -Quiet restaurant inside
40 -Residential area at night
30 -Theatre, no talking
20 -Whispering
10 -Human breathing at 3 m (10 ft)
0 -Threshold of human hearing (with healthy ears); sound of a mosquito flying 3 m (10 ft) away

I bought this back in May for £190. It's a great deal for this price. I've had no trouble running, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, L4D2, Battlefield 3 and Saints Row 3 on max settings with excellent frame rates.

It's also got a Windows Experience rating of 7.8 out of 7.9 for Gaming Graphics if that means anything to anyone =P

Mine idles around 30c and has gotten upto about 70c. It's pretty damn quiet too.

samss123hart

It would ravage it. Easily.



He means does it come free with it as it did with previous offers which makes it cheaper if you sell it on.

Squall5005

It's also got a Windows Experience rating of 7.8 out of 7.9 for Gaming … It's also got a Windows Experience rating of 7.8 out of 7.9 for Gaming Graphics if that means anything to anyone =PMine idles around 30c and has gotten upto about 70c. It's pretty damn quiet too.



My HD 4890 rates at 7.4 in windows experience. I think they need to set that bar higher for future tech

centurion

My HD 4890 rates at 7.4 in windows experience. I think they need to set … My HD 4890 rates at 7.4 in windows experience. I think they need to set that bar higher for future tech



Yeah the WE benchmark means **** all tbh.

Like i said. "If it means anything to anyone"

The MSI Power Edition 7850 is £155 on Scan, better cooler etc. and that comes with Sleeping Dogs.

MoobearHD

The MSI Power Edition 7850 is £155 on Scan, better cooler etc. and that … The MSI Power Edition 7850 is £155 on Scan, better cooler etc. and that comes with Sleeping Dogs.



So this is the same card but £4 cheaper yes?

mergleb

So this is the same card but £4 cheaper yes?

A better card, generally the Power Editions are more expensive, triple voltage, different PWM etc, basically just means it'll overclock better/more stable.

Plus it looks way more awesome than the twin frozr III

Edited by: "MoobearHD" 16th Sep 2012

Original Poster

The MSI Power Edition 7850 is £155 on Scan, better cooler etc. and that … The MSI Power Edition 7850 is £155 on Scan, better cooler etc. and that comes with Sleeping Dogs.



Well spotted MoobearHD! The Power Edition has a faster GPU clock speed and idd has better cooler..etc.
What I don`t understand is why the twin frozr is £171 on Scan ???

Also for those of you that are confused between the different MSI 7850 cards. Look here

EDIT - I think Scan have messed up guys. I think the Twin Frozr should have been £155 & the Power Edition £171....
Edited by: "Frank30uk" 16th Sep 2012

Overclockers UK have the HIS HD 7850 2GB Version for £149.99 here: overclockers.co.uk/sho…-HS

Use code QUIDAMDGFX for free copies of Sleeping Dogs, Nexuiz and Dirt Showdown and free delivery.

You could buy an Xbox360 for this price!

Original Poster

To clear up any confusion I can confirm that the Power Edition spotted by MooBearHD is indeed the better deal.

To make things even sweeter Scan have mispriced the better 7850 Power Edition as £155.74 on their main site here

This Power Edition is also available from Scan on Ebay here with a voucher for Sleeping Dogs

Or if you prefer you could go with kw905 & purchase the HIS HD 7850 2GB Version for £149.99 which is currently on offer from Overclockers. This card is not OC out the box so core speed is slower at 860Mhz & comes with Free games....available here (Use code QUIDAMDGFX for free copies of Sleeping Dogs, Nexuiz and Dirt Showdown and free delivery.)

Hope this helps



Edited by: "Frank30uk" 16th Sep 2012

Frank30uk

To clear up any confusion I can confirm that the Power Edition spotted by … To clear up any confusion I can confirm that the Power Edition spotted by MooBearHD is indeed the better deal. To make things even sweeter Scan have mispriced the better 7850 Power Edition as £155.74 on their main site hereThis Power Edition is also available from Scan on Ebay here with a voucher for Sleeping DogsOr if you prefer you could go with kw905 & purchase the HIS HD 7850 2GB Version for £149.99 which is currently on offer from Overclockers. This card is not OC out the box so core speed is slower at 860Mhz & comes with Free games....available here (Use code QUIDAMDGFX for free copies of Sleeping Dogs, Nexuiz and Dirt Showdown and free delivery.)Hope this helps

Scan also have the power edition GTX 670 at £302, way cheaper than anywhere else. I have done a credit check and everything and tempted to get it on pay break. One click away, heart telling me no.

"a free digital download"
...is there any other kind of download?

Original Poster

Scan also have the power edition GTX 670 at £302, way cheaper than … Scan also have the power edition GTX 670 at £302, way cheaper than anywhere else. I have done a credit check and everything and tempted to get it on pay break. One click away, heart telling me no.



LOL! that card is a monster. Do you really need all that power !!??

Frank30uk

LOL! that card is a monster. Do you really need all that power !!??

No, haha, but it'd last me ages. My 6970 broke a few weeks ago, so i'm on an old trusty backup 8800GT which such a downgrade it's pretty fuzzy playing bf3!
Edited by: "MoobearHD" 16th Sep 2012

What do people think of this card in comparison?

scan.co.uk/pro…dmi

Bomster

What do people think of this card in … What do people think of this card in comparison?http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-660-superclocked-28nm-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1046mhz-boost-1111mhz-cores-960-dp-dvi-hdmi



For that money you could get a 7870 and it'd be my choice.

I'm just speccing a PC right now - minutes away from clicking 'buy'.

Was thinking 660ti but Scan's price for the 7850 is very good. Certainly better value.

mrsmr2

I'm just speccing a PC right now - minutes away from clicking 'buy'.Was … I'm just speccing a PC right now - minutes away from clicking 'buy'.Was thinking 660ti but Scan's price for the 7850 is very good. Certainly better value.



Very tempted to get it myself (the 7850). I was going to hold off but if it's a mis-price... erg.

I wouldn't say it's a misprice with the 7870 at this price level now

amazon.co.uk/Sap…8-2

kharma45

I wouldn't say it's a misprice with the 7870 at this price level … I wouldn't say it's a misprice with the 7870 at this price level nowhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-00-20G-HD7870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B007MUJL2E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1347836615&sr=8-2



Decided to just get the MSI 7850 anyway, it's a good price and I'm happy enough, fit in the budget.

heat added, will go in my next build.

boovettie

Decided to just get the MSI 7850 anyway, it's a good price and I'm happy … Decided to just get the MSI 7850 anyway, it's a good price and I'm happy enough, fit in the budget.



Hope you get a good overclocking one, you can really get some excellent speed out of them.

I got this card for the same price and place a month ago and I haven't really had a good experience with overclocking. I heard that this was an overclocking beast, but I can only get a very slight one before it freezes while running furmark (and I've tried with two cards as I returned the first for a replacement).

kharma45

Hope you get a good overclocking one, you can really get some excellent … Hope you get a good overclocking one, you can really get some excellent speed out of them.



Thanks, just had a look and the price has been changed to £175.99, so guessing it was a mis-price after all! However, last I checked the Ebay price for Scan was the same, so you may be able to snap one up for the lower price.

Edit - Ebay price also changed, I wouldn't buy at the higher price personally.



Edited by: "boovettie" 17th Sep 2012

korn172

I got this card for the same price and place a month ago and I haven't … I got this card for the same price and place a month ago and I haven't really had a good experience with overclocking. I heard that this was an overclocking beast, but I can only get a very slight one before it freezes while running furmark (and I've tried with two cards as I returned the first for a replacement).



Upped for voltage enough?

kharma45

Upped for voltage enough?


I only did a 1050 clock, so the voltage shouldn't need changing, right?

korn172

I only did a 1050 clock, so the voltage shouldn't need changing, right?



Na for 1050 it shouldn't, at least that's what I've found in general from reading about the 7850.
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