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post #1 of 10
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Quick question, as I'm about to pull the trigger.
http://www.pcaccesorios.com.mx/detalles_T--Video-XFX-ATI-Radeon-HD7870-2GB-GDDR5-FX-787A-CNFC,830,68,15.htm

http://www.pcaccesorios.com.mx/detalles_T--Video-ASUS-ATI-Radeon-HD7850-2GB-GDDR5-HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2,840,68,15.htm

Decide for me tongue.gif.

The price difference is almost negligible. I have an AC Twin Turbo II that I can use on the XFX HD7870, but I have never owned anything XFX before. Asus I know (now that I think about it, everything on my current rig is Asus). Is there that much of a difference in performance between the two cards? 1920x1080 gaming. Won't be overclocking, except maybe the 1 or two times a month I boot up Windows.

Edit: I plan to get a FX 8320 in a few months, so pay no mind to my current CPU.
Edited by Melcar - 10/30/13 at 11:29am
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post #2 of 10
If you can get the 7870 then get that. The 7850 is a great card in all, but it definitely worth the upgrade to a 7870 if you can get it. I've seen as much as a 15-20 frame per second difference in some games with that card!
post #3 of 10
It's either better cooling or better performance.
That 7850 could be overclocked to stock 7870 performance, and that 7870 might overclock higher and leave it in the dust.

Personally I would choose the 7870.
post #4 of 10
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Is the DirectCU THAT good though? Remember that I have the Twin Turbo laying around. The Asus card seems to be of better built quality too.
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I would try to save up money and get a 7950. Much better performance for not much more money.
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post #6 of 10
It's a good design, my card never goes over 60°C during heavy load.
But since you have the Twin Turbo II, I would recommend getting the 7870 and using that on it.
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Asus has a support contact in Mexico. Haven´t found much on XFX.
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post #8 of 10
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I think I'm gonna go with the Asus one. XFX does have their lifetime warranty thing, but their support center is somewhere in south america I think, or at least not in mexico. The store itself offers a better warranty on their Asus cards too.
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post #9 of 10
Go with the 7870 its the better card
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Ended up getting the Asus card in the end. Apparently the XFX cards were in backorder and the only one they had was a refurb. Screw that. I have bought refurbs before from Mexican e-stores, No thanks. They did mention that they just got a fresh shipment of Asus R9 270x and 280s, but too pricey.
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