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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

7950 > R9 270X > 7870

But the difference between 270x and 7870 isn't that much to care unless the 270x and 7870 are equally priced

Also if you game on a 1440 x 900 monitor, these cards will be a beast!

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1034

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1033


the 7950 is now called r9 280.  and the difference to the 270x isnt so big.  i buyed a 280 a week ago. fine card.

and it was cheap. i dont know why, but saphire has a realy cheap 280, 40-50€ less than all other 280.

 

but he needs a new CPU, not a new GPU



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I wouldn't recommend getting a 500gb HDD. At least here in the States you can get a 1TB drive for just 10$ more.



Trunkin said:
I wouldn't recommend getting a 500gb HDD. At least here in the States you can get a 1TB drive for just 10$ more.


on newegg it was only $5 more for a 1TB drive instead of a 500gb drive 



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Skeeuk said:
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

7950 > R9 270X > 7870

But the difference between 270x and 7870 isn't that much to care unless the 270x and 7870 are equally priced

Also if you game on a 1440 x 900 monitor, these cards will be a beast!

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1034

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1033


ive just found a cheap powercolor 7870 myst edition that has tahiti(7950) like performance, i have read about you need bios from 2012 onwards

my mobo is MSI 760GM-P21 fx and am unsure if i can use this card

will i be able to play with this grafix card?

Hey, sorry for the late reply, it didn't show that u asked me a question until now loll. But anyway... You should be able to but if u don't all you have to do is update your bios from http://ca.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP21_FX.html#/?div=BIOS

Although usually, u don't need a bios update for new video cards...



             

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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Skeeuk said:
Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

7950 > R9 270X > 7870

But the difference between 270x and 7870 isn't that much to care unless the 270x and 7870 are equally priced

Also if you game on a 1440 x 900 monitor, these cards will be a beast!

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1034

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1033


ive just found a cheap powercolor 7870 myst edition that has tahiti(7950) like performance, i have read about you need bios from 2012 onwards

my mobo is MSI 760GM-P21 fx and am unsure if i can use this card

will i be able to play with this grafix card?

Hey, sorry for the late reply, it didn't show that u asked me a question until now loll. But anyway... You should be able to but if u don't all you have to do is update your bios from http://ca.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP21_FX.html#/?div=BIOS

Although usually, u don't need a bios update for new video cards...


lol cheers for the reply

ive decided against it, the specific powercolour 7870 myst edition is an extremly upped 7870 with specs more akin to 7950, but the snag is its very very very power hungry even in idle so i wont be buying, what i have done though my friend showed me his pc with an FX 6300 + asus 7850 2gb oc that hes overclocked and it worked a treat on his display which is a 1600 x 900, so i think il settle for that for a year :) it was really impressive compared to my current rig

 

PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ Myst Edition (Tahiti LE)
 Radeon
HD 7850
Radeon 
HD 7870
PowerColor
HD7870
Myst Edition
Radeon
HD 7950
Radeon 
HD 7950
Boost Edition
GeForce
GTX 660Ti
GeForce
GTX 670
Shader Units 1,024 1,280 1,536 1,792 1,792 1,344 1,344
ROPs 32 32 32 32 32
24 32
GPU
Pitcairn Pitcairn Tahiti Tahiti Tahiti
GK104 GK104
Memory Size 2 GB
2 GB
2 GB 3 GB 3 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Memory Bus Bandwidth 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit
192-bit 256-bit
GPU Clock 860 MHz 1,000 MHz 925 MHz/
975 MHz
800 MHz 850 MHz/
925 MHz
915 MHz
+ Boost
915 MHz
+ Boost
Memory Clock 1,200 MHz 1,200 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,250 MHz 1,250 MHz
1,502 MHz 1,502 MHz


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The 270x is a supercharged 7870. You'll get decently better performance out of it. But like scoobes said, I think I'd wait until next gen. This will offer a decent increase in performance, but it won't be massive. I'd just wait a few months so you can assemble a better rig and maybe upgrade monitors.