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For what you want - you should definitely check out this card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131487

It's a 7870 Tahiti LE - based on a cut down 7950. It's actually much fast than the other 7870 models. It might cost a bit more - but two of these would make someone with CF 7870 envious.

I didn't know they're made out of 7950 PCB. Newegg is only place they carry that model and newegg charges tax frown.gif
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I just got a tahili core 7870 for a friends rig. best descision I ever made, just a few things you might want to know.

The power color version overheats, get the sapphire version. also, the pcb is thinner than that of the hd 7950, so keep that in mind when installing it or if you plan on using an aftermarket cooler. don't want to warp it :O


here is the newegg link for it, but I think its sold other places such as amazon etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
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I just got a tahili core 7870 for a friends rig. best descision I ever made, just a few things you might want to know.

The power color version overheats, get the sapphire version. also, the pcb is thinner than that of the hd 7950, so keep that in mind when installing it or if you plan on using an aftermarket cooler. don't want to warp it :O


here is the newegg link for it, but I think its sold other places such as amazon etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
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Not a wise idea to buy Crossfired/SLI'd mid-range cards, because that blocks your path of upgrade, opposed to future CF'ing or SLI'ing when you buy a single high-end card.
I'd suggest a GTX 680 or an HD 7970. I'm not sure if 2 GB will be enough for such a resolution if you like to max out stuff, so I guess a 4 GB GTX 680 will be better.
What's your budget?
I highly doubt your CPU would bottleneck.

I would probably sell my cards 1 or 2 years later, so it would not really matter. Also, resale values are always better for mid range cards lol.
My budget will be like $500-$600 but I am looking for best bang for the bucks.
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Try lowering the graphics ?
I would go with a gtx 670 ... or 7950/7970

If I lower my settings, it wouldn't be a upgrade.
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At your res Id be looking at more than 2gb of VRAM. The Sapphire 7950 dual x is on sale now for 300 and has a reference pcb if you want to do watercooling down the road. The 7870xt is a good card but 1gb of vram less and once both cards are overclocked the 7950 boost thumps it pretty good. I probably wouldnt even be looking at nvidia unless it was a 4gig 680 as the 670 doesnt have the horsepower to overcome the small memory bandwidth to see much gain in a 4 gig card. Especially when the performance is the same or less than amds $100 less card in the 7950. Im a die hard nvidia guy but amd is stepping up their game this round. Drivers and performance to match. Heres the card I was talking about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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At your res Id be looking at more than 2gb of VRAM. The Sapphire 7950 dual x is on sale now for 300 and has a reference pcb if you want to do watercooling down the road. The 7870xt is a good card but 1gb of vram less and once both cards are overclocked the 7950 boost thumps it pretty good. I probably wouldnt even be looking at nvidia unless it was a 4gig 680 as the 670 doesnt have the horsepower to overcome the small memory bandwidth to see much gain in a 4 gig card. Especially when the performance is the same or less than amds $100 less card in the 7950. Im a die hard nvidia guy but amd is stepping up their game this round. Drivers and performance to match. Heres the card I was talking about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

the 7870 XT (tahili) has 2GB of video ram

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
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the 7870 XT (tahili) has 2GB of video ram

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024

And the 7950 has 3gb. 1gb more than the 7870?
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And the 7950 has 3gb. 1gb more than the 7870?

sorry about that, I misread your post rolleyes.gif
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the 7870 XT (tahili) has 2GB of video ram

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024

Thanks I found one at tigerdirect and they don't charge me tax smile.gif
7870 taihi LE looks pretty good. Thanks
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At your res Id be looking at more than 2gb of VRAM. The Sapphire 7950 dual x is on sale now for 300 and has a reference pcb if you want to do watercooling down the road. The 7870xt is a good card but 1gb of vram less and once both cards are overclocked the 7950 boost thumps it pretty good. I probably wouldnt even be looking at nvidia unless it was a 4gig 680 as the 670 doesnt have the horsepower to overcome the small memory bandwidth to see much gain in a 4 gig card. Especially when the performance is the same or less than amds $100 less card in the 7950. Im a die hard nvidia guy but amd is stepping up their game this round. Drivers and performance to match. Heres the card I was talking about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

7950CF would cost me over $600, so I would not able to get one unless I buy used.
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