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I'm looking to upgrade my GPU in my HTPC. I currently have a Sapphire 4870 and it's starting to show it's age. I'm looking for something that won't break the bank.
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This looks like it'd be the best price/performance GPU upgrade while retaining a low price.

GPU($140) - HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

*edit* or if you'd want more performance then that offers, you could get a 7870 instead

GPU($185) - SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
Edited by Alanim - 9/6/13 at 6:04pm
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For a HTPC, you dont need anything with that much horsepower. A 7790 for $117 would get the job done just fine.
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I was looking at the $100-125 range. I didn't know they made a 7790. I may wait a few weeks to save up for that.
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If PhysX is important to you then you can try the Gtx 650Ti. The Radeon 7790 and Gtx 650Ti both trade blows.
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I was looking at the $100-125 range. I didn't know they made a 7790. I may wait a few weeks to save up for that.
Why not get an 7770 MSI one of the newest GPU line from AMD for $70 bucks after rebate. Lower power consumption and the icing on the cake (beats the snot out of my 4670 in my secondary PC. Plus, you get a FREE game from the AMD promo. Don't want it? Give the game code to a friend. What goes around comes around.

A 4870 uses more power than is needed for a HTPC. rolleyes.gif
Tell all your friends you're selling your 4870, someone will buy it.
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The other dilemma I have is that, 1, the 7000 series continues to go down in price and 2 the new GPU's will be rolling out soon. If I can hold off until then I could use one of the two 6870's in my main rig in the HTPC. Ugh decisions decisions decisions
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Yeah you could do that but then 6870 is also power hungry i imagine so its better you get a cheap 7750 for your HTPC its cheap yet powerful consumes very little power and requires no additional power its perfect for an HTPC.
    
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Picked up an ASUS 7950 for my main rig. Now the 6870 can go in the HTPC and will be able to actually play games decently paired with an FX 4100
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