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Upgrading my graphics card. A question.

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April 17, 2013 1:06:22 PM

Kypav said:
Yes.
2GB is pretty much the sweet spot right now.
It seems to be alot better in most games.
Here are some benchmark comparisons: http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=540


Thing is i have 200euros to spend on gpu and i thought that this could be the best one for that price.
Is it gonna be ok with 700w psu and 900p?
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April 17, 2013 1:09:22 PM
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April 17, 2013 1:18:59 PM

Upgraded from the 6870 1 GB to a 7870 2 GB (Tahiti LE) when they went on sale, and while I would say the boost in performance is good, I would not say it's jaw dropping. The 6870 is still a good performer, unless you're playing some of the newer AAA titles, at which point you still may find the Tahiti LE lacking a bit.
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April 17, 2013 1:20:05 PM

spirosronto said:
Kypav said:
Yes.
2GB is pretty much the sweet spot right now.
It seems to be alot better in most games.
Here are some benchmark comparisons: http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=540


Thing is i have 200euros to spend on gpu and i thought that this could be the best one for that price.
Is it gonna be ok with 700w psu and 900p?


Yes, this one is good for that price. You could also check out the gtx 660, It seems to be slightly cheaper and only uses one 6pin rather than two. They have very similiar performance, depends really on wether you want AMD or Nvidia.

The PSU should be more than enough.
And I don't see any problems with 900p.
Good luck with your PC upgrade.


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April 17, 2013 1:26:32 PM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
Upgraded from the 6870 1 GB to a 7870 2 GB (Tahiti LE) when they went on sale, and while I would say the boost in performance is good, I would not say it's jaw dropping. The 6870 is still a good performer, unless you're playing some of the newer AAA titles, at which point you still may find the Tahiti LE lacking a bit.

Yep. All new games i'm playing seem to have some performance issues and are eating alot of vram,so i thought this can also be an issue. Should i buy this or wait for 8000 series? Will i be able to play games on high smoothly?
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April 17, 2013 1:31:12 PM

You could wait, at the very least you might be able to snag a 7000 gpu at a great price when the 8000 hit. The 6870 should be pretty good for awhile longer.
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April 17, 2013 1:37:14 PM

Probably gonna sell my 6870(which i got for free) and my gts 450 2gb after easter and buy that 7870 with tahiti le,thanks alot!
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April 17, 2013 1:51:20 PM

Probably won't get as high a boost toward playing games on high smoothly as you are hoping, but again, this is highly subjective, and is going to depend what games, resolution, and your notion of smooth. :-) Unless you're going with the Tahiti LE version of the 7870, I wouldn't spend the money to ditch the 6870.
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April 18, 2013 4:12:36 AM

Alright i now understand the diff between normal and tahiti le. It's like 7930 right? Thanks for all the help,i will be buying this one,it costs around 220 euros. You can close the thread.
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