Sapphire 7870 for $185 AR Shipped

MacLeod

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Man I can't believe these things are down to $200 now. A pair of these in Crossfire would be a MONSTER system. $400 and you'd be done buying video cards for years.
 

Falling Anvil

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Gah, my target GPU at under 200 dollars, too bad lack of income and the never settle bundle is tempting me away... :(
 

Cmustang87

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Love my 7870, if you're on the fence about these cards, just do it at this price.
 

MacLeod

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I was just looking at some benches and thinking the same thing and I'm not sure it is. Its certainly a faster card but not by a whole lot and certainly not $100 worth of difference.
 

Forealz

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I want it but I'm scared by the user reviews. Anyone have trouble with their 7870s?
 

Cmustang87

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I want it but I'm scared by the user reviews. Anyone have trouble with their 7870s?

I have the MSI TwinFrozr 7870 and I love it.

@Robstar: I would say it's worth it if you're playing at ultra high resolution. At 1080p my 7870 is kickin' ass. If not, $100 for a 7950 is a big jump and probably not worth it.
 

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Somtimes I play at 1680x1050. Sometimes I play at (1680*3)x1050 eyefinity.

I'm currently using a single 6850 1GB, but I have to turn details down @ eyefinity resolution. I'm also wondering if my 1090T is going to cpu limit me at eyefinity if I go for 7950 instead of 78[57]0.
 

Cmustang87

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I have a QX6850 with my 7870 and I haven't noticed. I don't think a 1090T will bottleneck you. Overclock it and you're good.
 

MacLeod

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Somtimes I play at 1680x1050. Sometimes I play at (1680*3)x1050 eyefinity.

I'm currently using a single 6850 1GB, but I have to turn details down @ eyefinity resolution. I'm also wondering if my 1090T is going to cpu limit me at eyefinity if I go for 7950 instead of 78[57]0.

I wouldn't think so. I had a 1090 running at 4.0 and never had any problems with my 5870. Even with the higher resolution, I think a 1090 overclocked will be enough to handle a 7950 or less. Civilization V and Starcraft 2 seem to be pretty hard on AMD procs but the other 99% of games I'll day you'll be fine with.
 

Ducman69

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There's a deal on slickdeals for the 7950 right now, 3GB. I game at 2560x1600, so IMO its worth it. If you're on a 1080p screen, maybe not.
 

cbliss1000

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Think I could get away with one of these on my Antec Earthwatts 500w? IT has two +12V rails, 22a on each. Looking to upgrade from my GTX 260...
 
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