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so its like 10 dollar difference (once i submit the rebate) and here are my 2 choices. one is clocked higher at like 1050mhz vs 900 mhz (both are MSI) just want something good and solid to get me through GW2 at high settings :)

which one should i bite the bullet on?

 

7870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

 

7850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663

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At $10 the difference definately go the 7870 it will be worth the $10

 

Edit: $270 for a 7870, dirt showdown and free shipping I am seriously jealous that is a mad deal.

A 7850 costs $300 here and it's another hundred for the 7870

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At $10 the difference definately go the 7870 it will be worth the $10

 

Edit: $270 for a 7870, dirt showdown and free shipping I am seriously jealous that is a mad deal.

A 7850 costs $300 here and it's another hundred for the 7870

 

:withstupid: Just note that some reviews points out that the TFIII Coolers are having a hard time with the 7xxx, forcing MSI to ramp up the fan speed..

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Im a big believer that you should buy as much GPU horsepower as you can afford. If you can afford a 7870 then that is what you should get. Youll be glad you did later on down the road when youre not having to worry about upgrading. I bought the fastest single card available a few years ago and its still maxing every game on the market. It is getting a little long in the tooth and there are a couple games where Id like more frame rates so Im already saving up for an 7970 thatll hopefully last me several years as well.

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Im a big believer that you should buy as much GPU horsepower as you can afford. If you can afford a 7870 then that is what you should get. Youll be glad you did later on down the road when youre not having to worry about upgrading. I bought the fastest single card available a few years ago and its still maxing every game on the market. It is getting a little long in the tooth and there are a couple games where Id like more frame rates so Im already saving up for an 7970 thatll hopefully last me several years as well.

 

A 5870 maxes every game on the market?

 

I have two of them in CXF, and I am skeptical. You max BF3 on Ultra at 1920x1080 with your 5870 and get >60FPS?

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7870, join the TF club with me!! (just bought this super deal)

 

A 5870 maxes every game on the market?

 

I have two of them in CXF, and I am skeptical. You max BF3 on Ultra at 1920x1080 with your 5870 and get >60FPS?

I say NOPE, my 5970 was Vram starved in just skyrim (modded of course) so his 5870 has the chance to be also....or just GPU power insufficient.

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I just bought my 7850 for 280$ and they drop the 7870 prices 40$... Ugh7870 under 300$ is a steal

which 7850 did you get?? I've seen them around $250 for the longest time?

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A 5870 maxes every game on the market?

 

I have two of them in CXF, and I am skeptical. You max BF3 on Ultra at 1920x1080 with your 5870 and get >60FPS?

No way. It'll run out of texture memory long before it can max everything out today.

 

That said, it'll nearly max out everything. :lol: My 5970 certainly does as long as I don't exceed 1 GB of memory use per GPU.

 

 

 

On topic - for the small difference in price I'd go with the 7870. The more you buy now the less you will be tempted to upgrade later.

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On topic - for the small difference in price I'd go with the 7870. The more you buy now the less you will be tempted to upgrade later.

That's a filthy filthy lie and you know it. Once you have the "itch" it never goes away. Worst case senario, Nyt.

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That's a filthy filthy lie and you know it. Once you have the "itch" it never goes away. Worst case senario, Nyt.

Nyt was hopeless to start with. :lol: I would still have my 4870X2 if I hadn't gotten this 5970 for essentially free. :)

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