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AMD Radeon HD 7850 (same GPU as the PS4) @ NewEgg $119 MIR

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#1 elranzer

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

Offer:

AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB (manufactured by MSI) for $119 after $30 mail-in-rebate (otherwise $149, still not bad) from NewEgg during "Black November".

 

Details:

Put the graphical power of the PlayStation4 in your budget gaming PC!

 

Make your own SteamBox that matches or beats the PS4 plus can do a whole lot more. Just add this video card and at least 8GB of memory to have your own do-it-yourself "next gen" console.

 

Unfortunately does not include a free game offer like some of the lower-end Radeons do at NewEgg.

 

Link:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127663



#2 elranzer

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Update: Better price on Amazon: $104.99 after $20 MIR, otherwise $124.99 (manufactured by Asus, 5-stars as reviewed on NewEgg).

 

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6GC5VK/

 

Warning: 1GB version of the card, rather than 2GB.



#3 kjs7

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:51 AM

Its worth it to pay extra for the extra gig of VRAM.


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#4 ken9

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:00 AM

Its worth it to pay extra for the extra gig of VRAM.

From my understanding, I think higher vram = handles higher resolutions better? 



#5 Majin Stan

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

now its $100 after rebate! sweet deal for the crossfire support


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#6 aguilar_s24

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

Lol at how outdated the PS4 is already. Good deal for someone looking to build their first PC.

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#7 kjs7

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

From my understanding, I think higher vram = handles higher resolutions better? 

and a few other graphics settings (most notably, Anti Aliasing). 1GB was already having a bit of trouble with Battlefield 3 two years ago at 1080p, so I'd say the 2GB is worth it. 


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#8 AwRy108

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

Lol at how outdated the PS4 is already. Good deal for someone looking to build their first PC.

Anyone who knows anything about the architecture of consoles versus a PC understands that it's not an apples to apples comparison.

 

Also, isn't the PS4's GPU based off of the most recent line of Radeon cards; more specifically, their 290 series?



#9 PetersHere

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

I'd suggest passing on this. I'm sure we're going to see 7950s and 7970s for not too much more. I've seen many 7950s below $180, and 7970 has dipped below $200. If you can get a much better card for only $50 more, why not?



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#10 PetersHere

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Anyone who knows anything about the architecture of consoles versus a PC understands that it's not an apples to apples comparison.

 

Also, isn't the PS4's GPU based off of the most recent line of Radeon cards; more specifically, their 290 series?

 

I think the real question is why the hell do fanboys still exist? It's pretty pathetic...



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#11 Blaster man

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

I think the real question is why the hell do fanboys still exist? It's pretty pathetic...

I'm not an expert on architecture but isn't the PS3 also an APU? I don't know that this is the "same" as that.

For people like me that don't have a power supply that supports a good graphics card, this is the cheapest low power (powered by the slot) available. These cards work with the shitty power supplies provided by Dell and others. $55 after mail in rebate. I think it's the cheapest this has been. Note this is the GDDR5 version, one on newegg is a DDR3 card. Do not get that one.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131461

#12 DonaldBlank

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

I thought PS4 ran on a mobile version of the 7850?



#13 Blaster man

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:40 PM

I thought PS4 ran on a mobile version of the 7850?


No it's an APU.

#14 BobBills

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

dont forgot it upgrade your pus :)