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There's no point buying such a huge GPU unless you are using 3 screens and trying to play Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3 at maximum settings on those 3 screens, as long as you have a good Processor you will be fine.

I'd say go for it, get the 7870. You shouldn't regret it biggrin.gif
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id say 7870 then CF after a few months
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Upgrading is what I do. I have a decent rig for now. Next year I'll drop an Ivy in my rig thanks to Intel hooking me up. The 680's are going fast and get sold out quick.

I'm wondering if AMD will lower the prices on their GPU's and when do any of us think this will happen?
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post #24 of 26
I doubt AMD will lower prices. The fact is that AMD is not doing too well financially at the moment so they need all the funds they can get. Which unfortunately means higher prices. On one good note though, HDD prices are slowly coming down again smile.gif
Edited by snipekill2445 - 3/30/12 at 12:23am
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post

It's not that hard to decide. Look at benchmarks and see if the FPS are high enough for your taste. Some advantages other than FPS are:
+ Nvidia : Physx
+ Nvidia : CUDA
+ Nvidia : Better driver support
+ AMD : Eyefinity off a single card.
You could also wait for GK110 to come out.
Also, do you really need to upgrade? Are you really willing to pay $400 to see a 50% increase in the amount of times a piece of electronics refreshes on a limited amount of pixels? Why is it so important to spend that money on something that does nothing, when you could spend it on something that could help people in the world?
Just something to think about biggrin.gif

PhysX and CUDA are the same advantage. PhysX is done using CUDA cores and interface.
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post #26 of 26
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It's a done deal. I ended up ordering this, the Sapphire 7870 OC Edition! Can't wait to get it! Thanks everyone for your help as always!

Hopefully this is a solid upgrade over my XFX 6870! thumb.gif
Edited by wickedout - 3/30/12 at 1:51am
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