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I mean 8800GT is similar to HD 6670. 8800 GT SLI can be compared to HD 6670 CF. even in best cases scaling in SLI / CF is 1.8 - 1.9x. so you are looking at 1.9x HD 6670 performance with 8800 GT SLI. the HD 7870 is 4x HD 6670 . atleast 2x the performance of 8800 GT SLI.
Oh, I understand now. Does x2 the performance translate directly into x2 the framerate? Hoping 3.0ghz 6600 won't bottleneck.
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You would see a ridiculous difference in recent dx10/11 titles around 3-5 times better assuming you OC your 7870 (easily reaches 1ghz and most can creep up to 1.1). If you plan on purchasing it, purchase it now. I f you will buy it in a month or two I would suggest waiting until February/March for the 8870 to get a 797/50 price drop or an 8870 smile.gif.
GL and enjoy your new card and the BIG increase!


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Well, I receive $220-240 this weekend. There's a guy on Craigslist selling 7870 for $220. This is same price as Newegg, but Newegg one requires a rebate to reach that price, PLUS tax. My headache right now is how in god's name I'm going to get rid of my SLI 8800gt if I get 7870. I won't be able to get 35 rep anytime soon. Maybe just like the guy selling the 7870, I'll put a Craigslist offer. I'm not sure if I'm able to wait till March, hehe.

Do any of you know what price 8800gt is going for nowadays? $35 each?
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Oh, I understand now. Does x2 the performance translate directly into x2 the framerate? Hoping 3.0ghz 6600 won't bottleneck.
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Do any of you know what price 8800gt is going for nowadays? $35 each?

you can try selling the 8800 GT for 40 bucks each. its much better than the Radeon HD 6450 and Geforce GT 520 which sell for 35 -40 bucks. i would always advise to buy from vendor like newegg or amazon. the gigabyte HD 7870 is a very good card for 240 bucks after mail in rebate. this card has very positive user reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R787OC-2GD/dp/B007PJVB3Y/
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you can try selling the 8800 GT for 40 bucks each. its much better than the Radeon HD 6450 and Geforce GT 520 which sell for 35 -40 bucks. i would always advise to buy from vendor like newegg or amazon. the gigabyte HD 7870 is a very good card for 240 bucks after mail in rebate. this card has very positive user reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R787OC-2GD/dp/B007PJVB3Y/

I need to make a decision soon on which card.

That card is an extra $20 after rebate + another ~$20 for tax, so it's an extra $40. Question is whether the 3 fans are worth the $40. It might be worth noting that the 7850 with 2gb of memory is $35 cheaper, the price gap between those two is decreasing.

Do you think the 3 fans will allow a higher overclock to justify extra $40?
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I need to make a decision soon on which card. That card is an extra $20 after rebate + another ~$20 for tax, so it's an extra $40. Question is whether the 3 fans are worth the $40. It might be worth noting that the 7850 with 2gb of memory is $35 cheaper, the price gap between those two is decreasing. Do you think the 3 fans will allow a higher overclock to justify extra $40?

This card has a stock clock of 1.1 Ghz . the windforce 3x cooler keeps temps below 60c even at 1.2+ Ghz clocks. just make sure your case can fit this card. its huge at 11 inches.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/06/19/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7870_oc_video_card_review/9
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7870_oc_review,8.html

If you want to save money you can get HD 7850and overclock it. at the same clocks HD 7870 is 8 - 10% faster than HD 7850.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7850_PCS_Plus/28.html

Get the HIS ICEQ HD 7850 with the massive blower style cooler. has two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors. so more power for overclocking. but the card is massive at close to 12 inches.

HIS ICEQ HD 7850 2GB - 207 with shipping
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161424

if you want a compact card with a good cooler get the other HIS ICEQ

HIS ICEQ HD 7850 2 GB - 180 after mail in rebate
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405

here are video reviews of both the coolers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvpi14Rn3VE
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The HIS would be $197 grand total, while 7870 would be $220. That's $23 difference. *Hmmmmmmmmmm....*

My friend tells me my DDR2 800 ram will bottleneck a SSD during game loading, is that valid?
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The HIS would be $197 grand total, while 7870 would be $220. That's $23 difference. *Hmmmmmmmmmm....*
My friend tells me my DDR2 800 ram will bottleneck a SSD during game loading, is that valid?

First you need to get another 2GB RAM. 2GB is not enough for the latest games. Your CPU needs to be overclocked to 3.2 Ghz. Do this for the short term. in the long term plan for an upgrade to Haswell core i5 in Q2 2013. If you have an SSD and install your games in the SSD , they will load much faster.
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First you need to get another 2GB RAM. 2GB is not enough for the latest games. Your CPU needs to be overclocked to 3.2 Ghz. Do this for the short term. in the long term plan for an upgrade to Haswell core i5 in Q2 2013. If you have an SSD and install your games in the SSD , they will load much faster.

At this moment I'm trying to overclock it, not getting it past 2.69 ghz though...
If I get Haswell, I need a new motherboard. I'm not playing the latest games, I'm playing Skyrim/Fallout/Oblivion and I never got past 2gb. Even if I do, another stick of 1gb ddr2 800 won't be too expensive.

A friend of mine says if I buy a SSD with my 3gb/s SATA, my ram will bottleneck my SSD as it loads into the ram during gaming, not sure if what he says is correct.
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First you need to get another 2GB RAM. 2GB is not enough for the latest games. Your CPU needs to be overclocked to 3.2 Ghz. Do this for the short term. in the long term plan for an upgrade to Haswell core i5 in Q2 2013. If you have an SSD and install your games in the SSD , they will load much faster.

At this moment I'm trying to overclock it, not getting it past 2.69 ghz though...
If I get Haswell, I need a new motherboard. I'm not playing the latest games, I'm playing Skyrim/Fallout/Oblivion and I never got past 2gb. Even if I do, another stick of 1gb ddr2 800 won't be too expensive.

A friend of mine says if I buy a SSD with my 3gb/s SATA, my ram will bottleneck my SSD as it loads into the ram during gaming, not sure if what he says is correct.

i have my doubts that an SSD is faster than your RAM lol.. what will slow your SSD down is sata II but heck it is still super fast on sata II compared to a mech HDD..
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How much of a hit will Sata II be?
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At this moment I'm trying to overclock it, not getting it past 2.69 ghz though...
If I get Haswell, I need a new motherboard. I'm not playing the latest games, I'm playing Skyrim/Fallout/Oblivion and I never got past 2gb. Even if I do, another stick of 1gb ddr2 800 won't be too expensive.
A friend of mine says if I buy a SSD with my 3gb/s SATA, my ram will bottleneck my SSD as it loads into the ram during gaming, not sure if what he says is correct.

Do us all a favor and stop listening to your friend.Your RAM has NOTHING to do with SSD performance. SATAII will show no real world difference vs SATAIII in your system. 2GB RAM will be sufficient,if not optimal.

As for performance difference,here's another graph

http://hwbot.org/compare/videocards#1233,1917_1-2,12,17

As for the HIS 7870......grab it.Very pleased with the overclocking,temps and noise of my HIS. thumb.gif
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