It's all gone a bit quiet on the graphics-card front. The grapevine reports AMD and NVIDIA are both holding fire until early 2013 before launching next-generation GPUs, so enthusiasts looking for a festive upgrade need to keep an eye on Radeon 7000 and GeForce 600 series cards. Assuming the PC is up to scratch, spending around £150 will buy you a GPU good enough to game at a 1,920x1,080 resolution with decent image-quality settings. With a raft a new games already out for the festive period, the two main GPU protagonists have taken competition to a new level by providing a bunch of high-quality games with each purchase, so now is a good a time as any to look for that mid-range upgrade.
Championing the AMD Radeon 7000 cause is XFX. It's launching an interesting bundle based on the Radeon HD 7850 Black Edition GPU. Let's take a look.
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