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MSI Radeon HD 7850 DirectX 11 R7850 PE 2GD5/OC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 950 MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1024 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Jason C.
  • 2/17/2013 10:22:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great Performance, I get 55FPS on the fleet on SWTOR with my 3570K and all settings maxed out. It stays cool and never gives me any problems (until I broke it by setting the speeds too high when I tried to overclock it).

Cons: The price dropped $60 less than a week after I bought it. I paid $279.99 for this card.

Other Thoughts: I broke this card, by failing to do enough research before trying to overclock it. When I broke it, I sent in an RMA request to MSI and after I sent it to them they sent me a refurbished (maybe brand new, I don't care enough to ask) card. I only paid the shipping to send my old card to them. I don't think I'll ever buy a video card from another company again.

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  • Travis S.
  • 1/29/2013 5:16:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: I love this card. Everything I throw at it, it handles and doesn't complain.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Robert P.
  • 1/20/2013 3:59:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI R7850

Pros: I downloaded the latest AMD Catalyst Control Center 13.1, which includes the latest driver, before I did the install. Watched a quick YouTube to prime myself for the task. Installed the card and it booted up without a hitch. Ran Windows Experience Index and the ratings were 7.9 for both graphics related segments.

Cons: AMD could have included a better installation graphic, written in the third world for the third world, I guess.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 1/10/2013 12:44:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible

Pros: More video card than what I need. I really like the looks of the card and the heat pipes. The included software, Afterburner, makes it easy to adjust fan speed and OC the card above what it has already been clocked from the manufacturer. The Blue LED's are a nice touch and by no means are overbearing in the case. They give off a soft hue of blue inside the case. Not sure if the cleaning feature of the fans actually works, but time shall tell as I tend to clean out my case on a monthly basis, so not a lot of time for junk to build up.

Cons: none for my usage

Other Thoughts: No regrets on this purchase. May buy another soon just to say I have CrossFire in my rig.

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  • Duc D.
  • 12/14/2012 10:23:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfree game

Pros: It was great, didnt know it was compatible with my intel suprisingly it did work, i googled about it and it was suppose to work which shocked me

Cons: don't much cons about it, just got it nothings wrong with it yet

Other Thoughts: When i recieved this item, i thought i get 2 free games?? i was just curious if i had to include the combo wut ever that is

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  • Cody S.
  • 12/13/2012 5:50:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card!

Pros: The card runs everything I've thrown at it and does it while keeping cool. MSI products always have a very good quality to price ratio and this product is no exception.

Cons: Bummed that it came with the wrong game coupon. All AMD graphics cards 7800 and above are stated on their website to come with two free games and a discounted Metal of Honor. Mine came with Farcry 3 and 20% off MoH. I'll try and see if Newegg can do something about this but I'm not holding my breath.

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  • Nathan M.
  • 12/12/2012 7:59:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI wouldn't recommend it.

Pros: Cheap, 4k support, comes with two adapters

Cons: I have found 4 games that it does not work.

Other Thoughts: If you think your getting a good deal stop right there. It is cheap for a reason. Because its amd and there are several games that don't work with it.i was told to only buy nividia but I wanted to give amd a chance well they got the chance and boy did they screw it up. I think I will be getting rid of this card and definitely goin with a nividia card. Like the saying goes you get what you pay for and that is very true. If you are trying to save a few bucks don't do it just put up the money it is so worth it in the Long run.

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  • Reginald H.
  • 11/30/2012 9:20:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, cool and fast.

Pros: Great card. I was looking for one with good performance that would run cool and quiet. This is the one

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Look at all the reviews on this card at the other OC forum sites

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat! Possibly the best 7850 card available!

Pros: Stylish casing (which I believe is metal), stays pretty cool (sitting at 31C currently while idle, with a heater on in my room), and has pretty great overclocking abilities, especially with the unlocked voltages! Played everything I could throw at it so far at highest settings at 1600x900 and majority of games didn't go below 50 FPS.

The cooling for this card is the best I've seen though. The Twin Frozr IV itself keeps this card very cool, but I'm most impressed with the metal bracket that is on the PCB itself. MSI has a metal heatsink that also covers the card's RAM, and voltage chips; can't say I've seen anything like this. The metal also serves as PCB support too, so that's even more defense against card bending :)

Gets 7.9 in both Gaming and Aero graphics in Windows 7 and Windows 8 at stock clocks.

The Core Voltage on this card can be overvolted as far as 1.3V, but I wouldn't recommend running above 1.25V 24/7. Memory can be overvolted by +50 (whatever this means in Afterburner), and Aux by +30. Power Limit can max at 20%. You can choose to push all voltages to the max, without fear of burning out the card (according to someone over at MSI's forums), but it's not recommended to do so, but instead should take the voltage up gradually, along with clock speeds. If overclocking though, it is advised to put the Power Limit at max.

Battlefield 3 plays around 50+ FPS at pure Ultra settings at 1600x900. GTA IV plays around 55+ FPS most of the time, but on my system, FPS can drop to 20's; this is because of my CPU however, as the GPU utilization isn't nearly capped during the low FPS time period. This is at stock clocks too.

Also it seems to get enough power just fine from my hec 585W power supply, even with overclock/volt.

Cons: Doesn't come with a case badge (would've really liked one), no Crossfire bridge, and the inside box is relatively plain looking. Also it seems MSI might be using a lesser-quality thermal paste. It is relatively easy to replace, but if you're getting somewhat high temperatures, you'll most likely want to check into reseating the heatsink with better TIM first.

MSI's LiveUpdate 5 program (at the time of writing) doesn't seem to recognize this card properly, and won't offer newer drivers or VGA BIOS files.

GPU-Z (0.6.5) is also unable to get proper VRM temperatures. It claims both temperatures are at 255C 24/7), which surely is incorrect.

I would've found it nice if MSI Afterburner to include an easy way to lift the clock limits on this card. It seems a little bit silly in my opinion to allow full voltage control with a simple checkbox, but have to go through a good deal of work (that's not officially documented to my knowledge) to gain access to higher clock speeds that would actually benefit from the voltage control (see other thoughts). It may very well be possible that there is an easier way to unlock higher clock speeds though that I may of overlooked though.

Other Thoughts: This card has a fan technology that is said to remove dust. When you first turn on the computer, the fans spin in reverse, and stay in reverse for an advertised time of about 30 seconds. This is only true if you have graphics drivers installed in the host OS. If you're on a clean install of Windows 7 for example and on the Standard VGA driver, the fans will continue to run in reverse at (what I think is) full speed. Not really that big of a deal, but just something to be aware of. I mentioned this on MSI's forums, and a moderator was able to make me a VBIOS that took away this dust removal technology (kept fans spinning in normal direction).

Also about reseating the heatsink, if you do decide to do so, take note of the 4 screws that hold the GPU and heatsink together. I found that tightening them to as tight as they'll go (without breaking the PCB; it doesn't seem like there is a screw restriction) caused higher temps, but loosening them slightly solved this.

By default, this card also comes with a restriction on how far you can take the Core and Memory Clocks, in both MSI Afterburner and Catalyst (1050MHz/1450MHz respectively). I was able to lift the clock limits by placing 2 .dll files in Afterburner's folder, running a shortcut of Afterburner with the -xcl parameter, deleting the 2 .dll's, and rebooting. There is another method, known as the unofficial overclocking method. This requires you to keep 2 .dll's in Afterburner's folder, and modify a config file. This method caused a large amount of flickering during clock changes, so I would not recommend this method. The -xcl method worked great though, with no adverse effects!

You may want to do research into different drivers as well. At this time of writing, AMD has a 12.10 driver (WHQL) and a 12.11 (Beta) driver. I noticed that while playing Nexuiz on 12.11 drivers in D3D11 mode, I would get a BSoD relatively quickly. Going back to 12.10 drivers fixed this though. Also bitmining causes desktop artifacting as well with 12.11, but works fine in 12.10. 12.11 is said to have significant performance boost though, but there is a reason why it's in beta :p Also (at the time of writing), the latest drivers provided for this card on MSI's page are AMD's 12.8 drivers.

On the note of Bitmining though, this card gets about 280 Mhash/s with stock clocks on PCI-E 2.0, and can go up to 320 Mhash/s at 1050MHz core clock. I used GUIMiner to take advantage of OpenCL bitmining :)

There is also talk of an idle clock bug that seems to affect a lot of 7k series owners. I can confirm that this card on my system does not experience such an issue with clocks. Your milage may vary however, but I don't believe it is currently known exactly what the cause of the bug is. In worse case scenario though, your GPU will have a slightly higher idle clock (along with heat and power usage), but it won't affect general use or performance of the card.

I also recommend setting the max global FPS to 180 in MSI's OSD

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2012 1:20:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOS issues, great card

Pros: This is a great card. Period. It over clocks great, the twin frozr IV tech is crazy, the card is super cool and quiet and under load it doesn't get past 40 degrees with an stable OC of 1250/1400. (your mileage will vary obviously).

Cons: - no crossfire bridge, which seems shallow but if you're buying 2 then you have to spend 5 - 10 more dollars.

Other Thoughts: Win 7 Ult 64. Card was doing terrible when I first installed it, thought it had issues. At stock it was crashing and giving terrible 3dmark scores and even a bad wei (not that wei matter a lot but still [2.0 in the beginning 7.9 in the end]). I would play skyrim at 1080p for 2 minutes and it would crash. I tried the cd drivers, the latest ones form msi's site. I cleaned up everything I could driver wise and fro mthe last card I had, but still had an issue with it. I made sure the card was seated properly and plugged in firmly, I have a 750w corsair psu so that wasn't the issue. So after 2 hours of lots of anger, I reinstalled windows and this card worked amazingly. All in all, not MSI's fault for something conflicting, we all know how nice windows plays with hardware sometimes... Great work MSI. Seriously the twin frozr system is amazing.

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