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Are you sure? Which 7870 did you get? If it's one of the stock cooler ones, i'm not surprised. The nvidia stock cooler ones are very loud also

I got the Powercolor 7870 LE, will never buy another Powercolor brand product, stay away from it!
post #52 of 58
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Thanks! GTX 680 is a bit pricey for me since I only want to try out the pc gaming without spending much cash.

it's metro last light you are talking about, those super high quality games require a good graphics card otherwise it wont look good. I think you should minimaly look for a HD 7870 XT at that resolution. Otherwise you can better look for games that are about the gameplay and not about graphics.

Edit: 660 Ti is also fine. Next time you get AMD you should try MSI, Sapphire or Gigabyte. they are the more reliable brands.
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post #53 of 58
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I got the Powercolor 7870 LE, will never buy another Powercolor brand product, stay away from it!
Meh. In my experience Powercolor is actually better then Sapphire but the 7870 LE is cheap for a reason ... the cooler is crap. Sapphire does it much much much quieter than the myst ever does with lower temps
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post #54 of 58
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it's metro last light you are talking about, those super high quality games require a good graphics card otherwise it wont look good. I think you should minimaly look for a HD 7870 XT at that resolution. Otherwise you can better look for games that are about the gameplay and not about graphics.

Edit: 660 Ti is also fine. Next time you get AMD you should try MSI, Sapphire or Gigabyte. they are the more reliable brands.

660 Ti is in the same class as 7950, nVidia cards have 2 dual link DVI ports while AMD only has one DL-DVI port, I also read that nVidia cars are generally cooler and quieter, I have only owned nVidia cards, the first AMD card I encountered put a bad taste in my mouth and I simply can not justify taking another risk of getting burnt, with nVidia cards at least from my experience they are trouble free.
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660 Ti is in the same class as 7950, nVidia cards have 2 dual link DVI ports while AMD only has one DL-DVI port, I also read that nVidia cars are generally cooler and quieter, I have only owned nVidia cards, the first AMD card I encountered put a bad taste in my mouth and I simply can not justify taking another risk of getting burnt, with nVidia cards at least from my experience they are trouble free.
Nah. 660 Ti pricing wise 7950 but performance 7870 Tahiti LE
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post #56 of 58
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Nah. 660 Ti pricing wise 7950 but performance 7870 Tahiti LE

See the benchmark: http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647

they have almost the same scores in Metro 2033 in 3 different resolutions: 2560x1600, 1920x1200, and 1680x1050
Edited by user33 - 6/5/13 at 4:23pm
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See the benchmark: http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647

they have almost the same scores in Metro 2033 in 3 different resolutions: 2560x1600, 1920x1200, and 1680x1050

When were those benchmarks done? Many of the scores for the 7950 look very off.
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When were those benchmarks done? Many of the scores for the 7950 look very off.

They are current, from anatech site, maintained and updated by anantech.
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