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Need advice on choosing among R9 270, 650ti boost or HD 7870

Hello Everyone,

my current PC Config:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2310 2.9 GHz
MOBO: Intel H61WW
RAM: 4GB RAM 1333 MHz
400 watt non-branded psu (will buy a branded psu with the new gpu)
Display: 1366x768

I wanna buy a GPU from the following:
R9 270/ 650ti boost/ HD 7870

the problem is, R9 270 hasnt reached our country(due to political instability). Sellers are saying to wait for 1 week, but I dont think it will help (you know the reason). Besides, the price of 280x and 290x has increased suddenly in amazon (I dont know why but it can be because of bitcoin mining). If I get a overpriced 270 in our market, that wont be possible for me to purchase.

What do you think?
should I wait for 270 or go for GTX 650 ti boost or HD 7870?
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  1. Go for a 7870le (tahiti core) if you want the best performance for your money. There are only a couple models left floating around, like this one:

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79571&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5%2D2DHP&manufacture=PowerColor

    Just remember that this particular 7870 can only crossfire with the 7900 series or the r9 280 series of cards. They will not crossfire with a normal 7870 if you choose that option in the future.

    Here is a review of a 7870LE(Tahiti core): http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review

    EDIT: The first link was kinda wrong. Fixed now. :)
  2. sincreator said:
    Go for a 7870le (tahiti core) if you want the best performance for your money. There are only a couple models left floating around, like this one:

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79571&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5%2D2DHP&manufacture=PowerColor

    Just remember that this particular 7870 can only crossfire with the 7900 series or the r9 280 series of cards. They will not crossfire with a normal 7870 if you choose that option in the future.

    Here is a review of a 7870LE(Tahiti core): http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Meet-Tahiti-LE-new-7870-MYST-Edition


    Bro, in my country only the Sapphire HD 7870 is available. Should I go for it?
  3. Best answer
    Xavier Corraya said:
    sincreator said:
    Go for a 7870le (tahiti core) if you want the best performance for your money. There are only a couple models left floating around, like this one:

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79571&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5%2D2DHP&manufacture=PowerColor

    Just remember that this particular 7870 can only crossfire with the 7900 series or the r9 280 series of cards. They will not crossfire with a normal 7870 if you choose that option in the future.

    Here is a review of a 7870LE(Tahiti core): http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Meet-Tahiti-LE-new-7870-MYST-Edition


    Bro, in my country only the Sapphire HD 7870 is available. Should I go for it?


    Yes I would pick the 7870. Check the benches comparing the 3 here: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2013-vga-gpgpu/compare,2933.html?prod%5B6415%5D=on&prod%5B5550%5D=on&prod%5B6106%5D=on
  4. sincreator said:
    Xavier Corraya said:
    sincreator said:
    Go for a 7870le (tahiti core) if you want the best performance for your money. There are only a couple models left floating around, like this one:

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79571&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5%2D2DHP&manufacture=PowerColor

    Just remember that this particular 7870 can only crossfire with the 7900 series or the r9 280 series of cards. They will not crossfire with a normal 7870 if you choose that option in the future.

    Here is a review of a 7870LE(Tahiti core): http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Meet-Tahiti-LE-new-7870-MYST-Edition


    Bro, in my country only the Sapphire HD 7870 is available. Should I go for it?


    Yes I would pick the 7870. Check the benches comparing the 3 here: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2013-vga-gpgpu/compare,2933.html?prod%5B6415%5D=on&prod%5B5550%5D=on&prod%5B6106%5D=on


    Thank you very much!
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