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Originally Posted by ShirtyHmm. Do I sell the 670 on the marketplace and buy this, using the proceeds for a new pair of lenses of my Oakleys, or do I sit tight knowing the 670 will probably buy me another year of gaming after the 7850 is no longer good enough?
Originally Posted by yangluWhy are you testing with Catalyst 12.8???
Using Catalyst 12.11 would give another 10% boost in performance...
Originally Posted by BazSit on the 670; great card, will age very well.
Originally Posted by KodongoI don't actually have this exact card, I have the MSi 7850 2GB Power Edition. For that card, I found that I was initially unable to overvolt at all either.
The resolution is to download MSi Afterburner 2.2.1 - emphasis on the version - and keep a copy of the file 'atipdlxx.dll'. Then once you update Afterburner to the latest version, just drop the 'atipdlxx.dll' copy in the install folder. After a reboot, you should be able to overvolt all the way 1300mV and overclock past 1050MHz assuming you have enabled the unofficial overclocking.
I would be really interested to see if MSi has actually locked this card from overvolting or whether the steps above would unlock overvoltage. If this card could get to 1250MHz with a slight voltage bump, its value becomes that much greater.
With regards to the 1GB not being limiting, I have noticed when games like Crysis 2 at 1080p with the second highest settings and 4xAA, my card ends up using 1.9GB of memory. Even a relatively simple game like F1 2012 maxed out at 1080p uses 950MB. Maybe there is some kind of dynamic memory management whereby the games loads more things into graphics memory only if it's available.
Originally Posted by MrJaySome comparison against the 6850 would be nice : )
Originally Posted by SpreadieWell, seeing as there was nothing between the 1GB and 2GB models at 19x10, this should give you a pretty good idea.
Originally Posted by stupido+1 to the above...
because 6850 & 7850 are just generation apart...
Originally Posted by HustlerThe BF3 results surprise me, I've seen benchmarks with Vram usage at over 1.5Gb on the settings used in your tests.
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