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Upgrade to a 7870 from a 560ti?

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?

Thanks!
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  1. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-560-Ti

    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
  2. Brantyn Gerik said:
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-560-Ti

    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
  3. It would either be a 7870 now, or wait till later this year for something else.
  4. you should wait imo
  5. nddz said:
    you should wait imo


    Hmmmm
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Best answer
    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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