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Will i regret buying a 7850?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by tigerblood, 19 Apr 2012.

  1. tigerblood


    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 62

    Location: Cumbria

    Im thinking of buying a sapphire 7850 oc edition when they are back in stock, but will i regret it if nvidia release the 660ti?

    the 7850 looks like an amazing card, but a lot of people seem to prefer nvidia's drivers. Are they really that much better?
  2. 95thrifles

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,970

    Not really no, in my experience, I currently own a 580, previous cards were a 560Ti and before that 4890s incl crossfire, the only issue(s) I had were with crossfire on initial release of a game, eg for the first week, best example I can think of was fallout3, when that came out the crossfire support was non existant, I had to disbale crossfire for a week til they patched the game/released new drivers, cant remember which now, but I remember it was only a week which to me is no drama, and its only because I got the game on release day, other than that I've personally never experienced any issues
  3. the_director

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2011

    Posts: 1,064

    Location: South Wales

    I've not had a single issue with my crossfire 5850s - perhaps because I never buy games on release.
  4. HeX


    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 11,983

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

    Can't say i've had any problems with my 7850.

    I must say I DO prefer the look of nvidia's drivers (the control panel etc), but regards to the drivers actually working, no complaints, they are as good as each other.
  5. tigerblood


    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 62

    Location: Cumbria

    thanks for all the replies, looks like im good to go with a 7850 :)
  6. Rusty0611


    Joined: 3 Feb 2012

    Posts: 14,432

    Location: Peterborough