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Upgrade to a 7870 from a 560ti?

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January 2, 2014 1:23:32 PM

Hi guys.

I posted a topic earlier about whether or not to upgrade my gpu at this current time. And i was given a link to a 7870, which obviously intrigued me, I went to the link and it's selling for £130, compared to the normal £204, I know that that's extremely cheap for the card but would the upgrade to the 7870 be worth it? Thats my main question, would it be a noticeable difference to my 560ti?

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January 2, 2014 1:32:04 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-5...

there is indeed a noticable difference between the performances of the two cards, but if you can, wait and save up even another $30 and go for something like a 270x or a gtx 760


The 760 is a no go because its another £50 with roughly the same performance.... but isnt the 270x basically a 7870, just rebranded, again its another £40. Annoyingly I dont have the money atm
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January 2, 2014 1:52:53 PM

It would either be a 7870 now, or wait till later this year for something else.
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January 2, 2014 2:18:30 PM

you should wait imo
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January 2, 2014 2:33:44 PM

nddz said:
you should wait imo


Hmmmm
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January 2, 2014 2:38:52 PM

or get a 270x instead bro , but i think you should few weeks price might fall down a little since they were lower and now they are little higher
but you can find a asus OC r9 270x for 220$ on amazon though
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January 2, 2014 2:44:28 PM

We really need to know the full system specs-including monitor/s res. Hint, hint...
The performance difference between the HD7870 and R9 270X (note the 'X') is minimal: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_270X_Gaming/
the normal R9 270 is actually a bit slower.
Frankly the HD7870 isn't far off the 7950 and my 7950/i5 750 has no real problems at high/ultra@1080 res.
For £130 it's a HUGE steal, and it's not alone, I've spotted a couple of UK E-tailers selling 7870s at similar prices.
As an upgrade for an older system I'd recommend it instantly, if you're using a later build with a fast CPU, I'd hold fire.
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January 2, 2014 3:10:45 PM

coozie7 said:
We really need to know the full system specs-including monitor/s res. Hint, hint...
The performance difference between the HD7870 and R9 270X (note the 'X') is minimal: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_270X_Gaming/
the normal R9 270 is actually a bit slower.
Frankly the HD7870 isn't far off the 7950 and my 7950/i5 750 has no real problems at high/ultra@1080 res.
For £130 it's a HUGE steal, and it's not alone, I've spotted a couple of UK E-tailers selling 7870s at similar prices.
As an upgrade for an older system I'd recommend it instantly, if you're using a later build with a fast CPU, I'd hold fire.


Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
CPU: AMD FX-8350
Ram: Kingston DDR3 16gb 1600mhz
GPU: MSI 560ti
Power supply: OCZ 700w
Monitor: I use my Samaung 32" TV 1080p
Hope this helps
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January 3, 2014 2:24:02 AM

The r9-270x is basically a 7870 with a higher clock speed. Both have the same pitcairn chip. If you can get the 7870 or a 7870XT/LE (powercolor myst) at a decent price then go for it.
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a b À AMD
January 3, 2014 4:51:39 AM

As an upgrade you'll definitely see a difference, especially if the current card has 1Gb of memory.
A quick look shows the HD7870/R9 270 starting at about £140 so, to my mind, they count as one choice if you exclude the 'X' version.
The next step up is the GTX760, starting at around £190 after which you're into R9280/GTX770 pricing.
If you can hold off though you'll be better off with the GTX760 or even R9 280, in the long term, they're much better choices for a nearly new rig and a 1080 monitor.
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