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Hello,

I'm looking at buying a new video card and I really like the new 7870 Tahiti(79xx) chip cards because you can get one for about $200 after rebate and they still come with Bioshock Ultimate + Tombraider which you can sell for 30-40$ each making the card $120-$140. But I really want to get a white Crossover in the future for some 2560x1440 gaming. Will I be able to get decent fps and atleast medium-high settings in games?
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With a 7870 LE that's almost a 7950?

Med to high yes you'll be fine just make sure you OC a bit.
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With a 7870 LE that's almost a 7950?

Med to high yes you'll be fine just make sure you OC a bit.

Yeah basically this card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=7870%20tahiti


Reviews show them OCing to about 1100 memory wise. I'm using a GTX470 and have to play alot of the new games on low to get 60+ fps at 1920x1200.
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Yeah basically this card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=7870%20tahiti


Reviews show them OCing to about 1100 memory wise. I'm using a GTX470 and have to play alot of the new games on low to get 60+ fps at 1920x1200.

Here check this out as it's a 975 core which seems to be more than attainable on pretty much most (if not all) 7970 LEs. Also remember most of those reviews have things on high, high so if you play around with AA and lower a few things here and there 60fps should be easy on pretty much everything.
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Here check this out as it's a 975 core which seems to be more than attainable on pretty much most (if not all) 7970 LEs. Also remember most of those reviews have things on high, high so if you play around with AA and lower a few things here and there 60fps should be easy on pretty much everything.


Awesome, thanks. I placed my order. NCIX US just got them back in stock for $235 - $20 rebate - $20 friend code = $195 and comes with Bioshock Infinite / Tombraider. Hoping I can sell each of them for $35 since I don't like single player games. Makes the card $125 which seems super slick for the performance.
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Awesome, thanks. I placed my order. NCIX US just got them back in stock for $235 - $20 rebate - $20 friend code = $195 and comes with Bioshock Infinite / Tombraider. Hoping I can sell each of them for $35 since I don't like single player games. Makes the card $125 which seems super slick for the performance.

I'll take Bioshock off your hands for $35, PM when you get it and let me know how you like your card. thumb.gif
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I'll take Bioshock off your hands for $35, PM when you get it and let me know how you like your card. thumb.gif

Sure, I'll take you up on it as long as none of my friends buy it and end up convincing me to keep it lol.
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It should be good. I run most game on top settings at 1440p on my OC'd GTX 470. Now way an 7870 wont be enough
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I have an Sapphire 7950 3GB OC edition, and i can barely run games in 1920 x 1080P.. Idk, maybe something wrong with my setup. (Bottleneck).
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