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If your going to overclock your card alot a 7850 for 199$ might be a good option to.

Most of the 7850's reach around 1200mhz.
Most 7870's around 1300mhz.

Clock for clock an 7870 is just 7% faster then a 7850

Overclocked an 7850 is on par with an overclocked GTX580 and easely beats a 6970 @ 1000mhz

7850 199$
7870 239$

Your choice wink.gif
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If your going to overclock your card alot a 7850 for 199$ might be a good option to.
Most of the 7850's reach around 1200mhz.
Most 7870's around 1300mhz.
Clock for clock an 7870 is just 7% faster then a 7850
Overclocked an 7850 is on par with an overclocked GTX580 and easely beats a 6970 @ 1000mhz
7850 199$
7870 239$
Your choice wink.gif

I'm not planning to overclock my card since I've never really done any overclocking in the past. Assuming that I do go the 7850 overclocking route, is there anything I would have to worry about?
post #13 of 20
My vote goes to the Twin Frozr 7850 $205 with rebate. Just do a small OC to get it to 7870 speeds. It should be no problem for you. $40 saved.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663
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I'm not planning to overclock my card since I've never really done any overclocking in the past. Assuming that I do go the 7850 overclocking route, is there anything I would have to worry about?

I would still go with the $240 7870. You will get 20% more power with a 200Mhz higher core clock guaranteed. Plus you might be able to get rid of Sleeping Dogs for around $20 which is what I always do when I get free games with cards.
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I would still go with the $240 7870. You will get 20% more power with a 200Mhz higher core clock guaranteed. Plus you might be able to get rid of Sleeping Dogs for around $20 which is what I always do when I get free games with cards.

I leaning towards the 7870, but I didn't think about selling the game that came with it. Good to know
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I leaning towards the 7870, but I didn't think about selling the game that came with it. Good to know

the Gigabyte HD 7870 at 1100 Mhz is equal to GTX 580 even at stock speeds. selling for USD 240 after rebate. comes with the sleeping dogs game. have been playing this game and i am really enjoying it. one of the sleeper hits of the year.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/sleeping-dogs-review
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2012/aug/30/sleeping-dogs-hit-title-game
http://www.vg247.com/2012/08/28/uk-charts-sleeping-dogs-retains-top-spot-darksiders-2-takes-2nd/

personally i feel the HD 7870 is the better value when you consider performance and the game bundle.
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I'm not planning to overclock my card since I've never really done any overclocking in the past. Assuming that I do go the 7850 overclocking route, is there anything I would have to worry about?

Not really, its just to easy on 78xx cards.

Even in catalyst you can just up the sliders in Overdrive without any problems.
This also counts for the 7870.

Both cards are great, its up to you if you want to save 40$ bucks and have 7% Less performance [clock for clock] or spent 40$ more and get that little extra performance and a free game.
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I'm not planning to overclock my card since I've never really done any overclocking in the past. Assuming that I do go the 7850 overclocking route, is there anything I would have to worry about?

Not really, its just to easy on 78xx cards.

Even in catalyst you can just up the sliders in Overdrive without any problems.
This also counts for the 7870.

Both cards are great, its up to you if you want to save 40$ bucks and have 7% Less performance [clock for clock] or spent 40$ more and get that little extra performance and a free game.

Thanks. Got another question, does anyone know if the price of the 7870 is going to change in the near future? I don't mine waiting a bit if it is
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Think that would only happen if Nvidia brings out a card that can compete against the 7850 [The GTX660ti sits between a 7870 and 7950] a GTX650ti maybe.

If we keep this current line-up we have now i dont think price's will drop by alot soon, only slowly over time.
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Think that would only happen if Nvidia brings out a card that can compete against the 7850 [The GTX660ti sits between a 7870 and 7950] a GTX650ti maybe.
If we keep this current line-up we have now i dont think price's will drop by alot soon, only slowly over time.

Thanks for the info
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