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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Your fears are unfounded. The model he chose is a newer and updated HD 7870 PCB that no longer contains the flaw. The 7870 XT you listed is $60 out of his budget, which is a lot. Also, the FX-8350 is a binned chip, and it's only $10 more than the FX-8320 at this moment on newegg. $10 savings isn't going to get him a 7870 XT.

@DarkSire, that card is fine. Get it, and enjoy it. thumb.gif

The card he listed is the same price as the one OP picked.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

The card he listed is the same price as the one OP picked.

Not quite.

OP's pick: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14202025

raghu's pick: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14202024

$20 difference (it was more the last time I checked.)
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Its a $14.5 difference, with shipping.
I thought you were replying to this guy.
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can you stretch it to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=tahiti%20le

its a "7930", probably the best card at that price point.

This is still the best choice over OPs 7870 pick if he doesn't want to pay $15 more.
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Its a $14.5 difference, with shipping.

Shipping doesn't count, as that can change at any moment (and there are other options.)

Whatever card the OP wants is fine, but if he's working within a budget like he said he was, he's looking to spend less rather than more.
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Actually to be completely honest the best performing card for $240 is probably the Powercolor. Even if the Pitcairn architecture is fixed now it's still not as fast as the Tahiti chips.

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

Both that and the sapphire are good cards so it really comes down to name brand vs. raw performance.
     
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