So in the market for a new card, and heres my choices:HD 6850, dual dvi 1GB, £84 ish delivered7770 1GB + Far Cry 3, Sleeping dogs, £89 ish delviered
It's between those two at the minute, on one hand the 6850 is beefy, with an extra DVI port which is handy for my dual monitor setup as my monitors only have dvi/dsub. But, the 7770 has 2 games (tbh I'd only play them once through) and is newer technology, draws less power, produces less heat.
I cant decide between the 2, benchmarks are pretty identical, as they perform adequately for me but differ slightly back/forth between titles but seem to be good enough for me ( http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=536
Someone help, and people with said cards would be nice. That Pixmania deal on the 6850 seems nice, considering theyre over £100 at least everywhere else.
edit: I will mainly only be using it for dual-monitoring, one 1920x1080, 1x 1680x1050. And possibly throwing my TV in the mix as well on especially busy soccer saturdays. So mostly watching tv shows/films on the bigger one, watching sports on the smaller one.
I don't really play any demanding games (source games, GTA4, maybe bf3 if I get round to getting back into it) but it would be nice to have some beef.
also, does anyone have a 7850, and what's it like? If my stuff sells on ebay for more than I want, I might push the boat out.