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post #91 of 114
@emcdade, you mentioned earlier about my case being too stuffy. I am not noticing any increase in heat going from the GT 430 to the HD 7850 so I'm good with it.
post #92 of 114
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Originally Posted by emcdade View Post

It will be nice when Kaveri APU's come out, first of next year I think?

They are rumored to have HD7750 graphics power on die! The only downside is that it will still use DDR3 memory. That's pretty outstanding for HTPC use, especially very small form factor cases.

Nice! Too bad they didn't go with DDR5 memory though.
post #93 of 114
post #94 of 114
Yes.
post #95 of 114
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Edited by cburbs - 11/30/13 at 7:16am
post #96 of 114
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So the card is too tall for my case. I have this case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811204030

Card is 4.61" according to website.

Case says 5.4"....

I would have to remeasure but guessing 1/2" too tall.

Is there another comparable card that might fit in this case?
post #97 of 114
By too tall which direction to you mean ???

Double slot? Or would hit the side of the case ???
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post #99 of 114
I can't put the cover back on.
post #100 of 114
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That one is too tall as well.... 5.1"
post #101 of 114
I smell a new case cooking...
post #102 of 114
This seems like a great deal on a good card (more than enough)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604
post #103 of 114
Not quite as good as the 7850 for $105 AR a few weeks ago. My rebate is already approved and its way!

Apparently it just dropped to $90 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642

I am on chat with newegg as I type this to see what can be done about that..
Edited by Sammy2 - 12/4/13 at 10:42am
post #104 of 114
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Not quite as good as the 7850 for $105 AR a few weeks ago. My rebate is already approved and its way!

Apparently it just dropped to $90 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642

I am on chat with newegg as I type this to see what can be done about that..

When you know, you newegg.

$15 gift card for a future purchase which I'm sure I'll never use. tongue.gif
post #105 of 114
Well 7870 > 7850 it's nearly twice as powerful. Perhaps more than enough for HTPC only, but I game too biggrin.gif
post #106 of 114
That is still a great price on that card for sure!
post #107 of 114
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

That is still a great price on that card for sure!

I have a 6870 X2 XFX double slot card now that seems to work fine (for MadVR too) so IDK ??? I might hold off for a 79xx card Or the newer version.
post #108 of 114
I am still looking for something to replace my current card with - XFX HD-645X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card but it looks like it can't be much taller than 4".

Also what is Newegg policy on returning open/tested items - do you get al lmoney back or only partial?

Also if the card says - Power Connector
2 x 6 Pin

Does it require two connectors for power? How do you verify what power is required for the Video card?
Edited by cburbs - 12/6/13 at 3:57pm
post #109 of 114
post #110 of 114
Those are the replacement cards for the old HD series. The new versions are the "R" series. Yup those would work.

The R7 260X with 2GB would be a good choice, it's the replacement for the HD 7790
post #111 of 114
Has anyone seen any testing on how the R series work with MadVR? I think I'd rather get the latest gen is pricing is comparable. I'd be looking to do level 5 at 1080P as a goal.
post #112 of 114
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Originally Posted by ianeicher View Post

Has anyone seen any testing on how the R series work with MadVR? I think I'd rather get the latest gen is pricing is comparable. I'd be looking to do level 5 at 1080P as a goal.

Assuming you get the equal to an HD series I would not expect it to perform any different. Something that is 7790 level or higher should be fine.

The name change is just a rebadge. There is little reason (none actually) to think it would not work as good as the older HD series it replaces.
post #113 of 114
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Assuming you get the equal to an HD series I would not expect it to perform any different. Something that is 7790 level or higher should be fine.

The name change is just a rebadge. There is little reason (none actually) to think it would not work as good as the older HD series it replaces.

Thanks. You know where a guy could find a cross reference chart? And I don't think it's a rebadge based on Newegg spec sheets. The # of stream processors and memory clocks look different. Does this affect performance or maybe allow to step down to a lower end card to get same MadVR capabilities? I don't know.
post #114 of 114
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the Radeon R7 260X isn't based on any new silicon. It has quite a few things in common with the Radeon HD 7790 launched just this March, but differs from the HD 7790 by running higher clock speeds and double the standard memory amount

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R7_260X/
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