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In fact usually I'm against SLI/CF for mid-range cards especially if your just starting your build but two 7870's looks like a pretty sweet chunk of performance for not too much money. Especially when you take into account power consumption.
    
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7870 hands down. Overclocked it beats/equals a stock 7970

at lower power usage too.
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6970 vs 7870

GTX 580 vs 7870

Some more benchmarks for you to consider if you're looking for comparisons.
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6970 vs 7870
GTX 580 vs 7870
Some more benchmarks for you to consider if you're looking for comparisons.

Woah! I never expected it perform that well.
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Woah! I never expected it perform that well.

the performance was there but the price was pretty much fail. doesn't feel like a mid range card with that kind of pricing
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7870 for sure. The lightenings don't oc too much on air, but under water they'll probably match/beat the 7870's. However, the 7870's are more power efficient, will OC on decent air cooling to much better performance than a 6970. However, if you're going for crossfire x I'm not so sure about the scaling/compatibility of the 7870's because they're brand spanking new.
    
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6970 can't OC to 1200mhz. Think you know which one to choose if the pricing is proper biggrin.gif.
 
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^^This
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7870 for sure. The lightenings don't oc too much on air, but under water they'll probably match/beat the 7870's. However, the 7870's are more power efficient, will OC on decent air cooling to much better performance than a 6970. However, if you're going for crossfire x I'm not so sure about the scaling/compatibility of the 7870's because they're brand spanking new.

Just because its named lightning doesn't mean it will clock any higher, nor will it hit 1200mhz lol. Btw, they will scale better, the tess is improved too. Look at the heaven bench.
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Hi there. I registered myself on here just so i could share with you my joy of getting a MSI HD7870 Twin Frozer OC. I was caught in a dilemma just about 3 days ago wondering if i should get the 7870/7950/7970 or should i just CF my rig. Did alot of intensive googling and decided to take my chance with the 7870 which seemed to make the most dollar sense, my current predicaments(mATX) and my gaming needs.

I upgraded from a HD 5870 and to be honest i wasn't quite expecting the huge leap in performance. I live near the equator and its warm where i am. Mid 30s celsius ambient is common. The card runs so so cool. Idles at 28-30 celsius and peaks at 60 during benchmarking. Gaming in the late 50s for games like Star Wars : The Old Republic, Dirt 3 etc. And mind you, i am running 1200 core and 5.6ghz memory at STOCK voltage. With air condition amd ambient temp of 24 celsius, i ran some loops of 3dmark11. It peaked at 56. Simply astonishing if you ask me. smile.gif

I run a Asus Maximus III Gene mobo and that being a mAtx board is the main reason why i do not want to go CF. Fearing heat and space constraint. But with temps like this, and the card being quite slim (well the MSI one looks slimmer than most other 2 slot cards) i am seriously thinking of going out to pick up another to CF it. Bloody hell i am thinking of changing my mobo and cpu to CF this beast!!!! LOL.

Do take note though, drivers are really just at its infancy stage so may have some issues with some games or what nots. So far my games are ok.

Hope this helps. Have fun shopping!
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6970 vs 7870
GTX 580 vs 7870
Some more benchmarks for you to consider if you're looking for comparisons.

Still **** BF3 4x AA performance compared to the GTX 580.
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