DPete27 wrote:You also get Mantle and Trueaudio and all that. If that interests you. In any case, 7790 is GCN 1.1, so that's good.I agree with Melvar that a 7790 is the way to go.
DPete27 wrote:Sure they do. Look at all the 2GB GT610s. Laptops are especially egregious in this regard.It's a great 1080p card that can get you medium-high settings at comfortable frame rates, I just don't have any proof that spending extra on a 2GB 7790 will get you any improvement over the 1GB variant. The fact that there are more 1GB 7790s out there suggests the sweet spot for that card is 1GB. Manufacturers don't tend to waste money stuffing more memory onto GPUs if it's not worth it.
bostonhokie wrote:Same for drivers, I read reviews occasionally talking about horror stories with drivers, and thats nothing I want to deal with.
Chrispy_ wrote:Don't forget that the R7 260 and 260X are essentially the same product as the 7790 and often priced similar:
The 260 is about 90% the speed of a 1GHz 7790, the 260X is usually about 10% faster.
bostonhokie wrote:EDIT: what is the difference between the XFX HD 7850 I posted above and this one?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... 6&csid=_61
It shows a list price of $240 and final price of $140
bostonhokie wrote:Here are a few options I just found
DPete27 wrote:so that graph also shows the difference you can expect between a 7790 1GB and 7790 2GB. FYI, roughly 8% increase on average (99th percentile, if you go average FPS, there's no difference)
Voldenuit wrote:And it gets you an Nvidia card, which is almost worth the extra $20 on its own (for the software.) Heh-heh.
1) What was wrong with the $120 Gigabyte 7790 2GB?
3) Don't overthink this.
Also I have read a few reviews and they overclock quite well with out of the 3 cards reviewed the HIS card hit 1325 mhz on the core and the others hit 1225 +. Scoring between 5900 to 6100 points in 3dmark 11 with the 1325mhz overclocked card breaking 7000 points. With there low power usage they run nice and cool and quiet even overclocked as long as thy have a half decent cooler on them.
For comparison 1 of my power hungry EVGA 560ti Superclocked card would use 2 times the wattage and only hit between 4500 and 4900 points depending on the clockspeeds, and the 560ti is no slouch of a card.