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i dont know a whole lot about graphics cards, but i was just wondering, whats bad about the XFX?

the cooler is not so good. lots of users have complained that the XFX cards get hot when you go for overclocking. Also whats your budget on the GPU. because at USD 300 - 330 (depending on model) you can get the HD 7950 which is much faster than HD 7870.
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the cooler is not so good. lots of users have complained that the XFX cards get hot when you go for overclocking. Also whats your budget on the GPU. because at USD 300 - 330 (depending on model) you can get the HD 7950 which is much faster than HD 7870.

my budget is $260-$270 tops, thats why i was so glad when AMD dropped their prices because now i can get a 7870. i was comparing the Gigabyte and MSI cards you showed me, other than the Gigabyte having a bit better cooling, is there any other difference? thanks for the

 

Edit: i think i am leaning towards the MSI


Edited by zer0d3gree - 8/27/12 at 8:19am
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my budget is $260-$270 tops, thats why i was so glad when AMD dropped their prices because now i can get a 7870. i was comparing the Gigabyte and MSI cards you showed me, other than the Gigabyte having a bit better cooling, is there any other difference? thanks for the help

Gigabyte card runs cooler and quieter. the MSI Hawk gets a bit loud under full load. my choice would be the Gigabyte windforce.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7870_HAWK/27.html

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/06/19/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7870_oc_video_card_review/9

The Gigabyte card is quite long at 11 inches (280 mm) . so make sure your case can fit the card.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4154#sp

Both cards have 3 yr warranty.
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HD8xxx series are around the corner.
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HD8xxx series are around the corner.

do you think its worth the wait?

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do you think its worth the wait?
An estimate would be the improvement from the AMD 5 series to the 6 series - not really a significant improvement.

How far away is "just around the corner"? It's possible that cards from the 8 series will start releasing in late 2012, but it looks more likely to be early 2013. And even then, Nvidia's next cards will be just around the corner from AMD's 8 series tongue.gif

The 7 series is a pretty significant jump from the 6 series. An overclocked 7950 can beat out 6950's in crossfire, all for $300 lol. If you find performance lacking with your 6870, jump on a strong 7 series card imo.
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do you think its worth the wait?

Well, yeah, I mean we're going to get some early benchmarks pretty soon so it's worth the wait.
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You've also got to figure what the price of the 8000 series is going to be.
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HD8xxx series are around the corner.

more like next year rolleyes.gif , and for 88xx to show up will be Q2 2013.
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my HIS 7870 ghz edition (the one thats listed as song out on newegg) is AWESOME. runs SUPER COOL all the time unless of course you overclock it to the extreme. however I would love to get two 7970's in xfire and basically have the top-tier setup
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