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Opinion on 78xx cards vs R9 2xx cards right now for Holiday ($200)

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Dear everyone, I am just wondering what the new concencus is on the approx $200 market.

I know the R9 270/x is what is 'popular' and well recommended in terms of reviews. But the more I look at reviews, the more I see that the AMD 7870 has very similar performance to the R9 270/x.

The R9 270 is approx $210 on average right now with the cheapest at $200. The 7870 is averaging $170 with the cheapest after MIR at $140.

I know these 'help' guides are not up to date with holiday seasons, MIR changes etc.

But I almost see no reason to buy any of the R9's for sub $230 cards. Am I wrong about this consisering the MIR right now?

I'm looking at this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

The Nvidia card comparable at this performance the 660/ti is almost double the price as of right now.

Am I seeing this market correctly or are my eyes deceiving me. It's almost like this is an unbelieveable thing right now.

Reviews of the R9 270/x praise it, and the GTX 660/ti are there as a competitor. But here I have a card for about 60-70% the cost of the 270/x for the same performance and about 45-55% of the cost of the 660/ti.
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for USD 240 get a PCS+ HD 7950. good cooler. unlocked voltage. easily can be overclocked to 1100 - 1150 mhz with voltage tweaking . on par to to slightly faster than HD 7970 Ghz at those speeds. very good bang for buck. thumb.gif

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-7950_OC

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/10/21/asus_geforce_gtx_760_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/9
Edited by raghu78 - 11/21/13 at 6:45am
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