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i7 4770k + Sapphire 7870 Dual X?

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May 20, 2014 8:29:46 AM

How well will these two play next gen games and how long do you think it can last? Also, what do you think I'll be able to get on watch dogs with this?

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May 20, 2014 8:42:50 AM

The 7870 is an outdated card so I suggest replacing it.An AMD R9 280X or Nvidia GTX 760 should do the trick :D 
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May 20, 2014 8:58:24 AM

Not sure how the Dual X fits in compared with the more generic XT and LE designations. The 7870 XT sits in the 6th tier of THGs heirarchy chart (plain 7870 is 7th) above which the author states:

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I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel, and you may not even notice any worthwhile difference in performance.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

So, to "notice" a significant increase in performance, you'd need to go to jump to a 780 Ti or Titan Black. The equivalent current card to the regular 7870 is the 270x, so the 280x would be just jumping two tiers. The 7870 XT is the equivalent of the 280 so a 280x would be just a single tier.

The GTX 760 is on the same level of performance as the 7870 XT in tier 6 and just one above the plain 7870.

To see that 3 tier performance boost over a regular 7870 you'd need a 780 or 290x..... if you use GFX cards "outta the box" or have a 4k monitor, I'd recommend the 290x..... if you overclock ya GFX cards, use 1920 x 1080 or 120/144 Hz monitors, I'd get the 780.

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May 20, 2014 9:14:18 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Not sure how the Dual X fits in compared with the more generic XT and LE designations. The 7870 XT sits in the 6th tier of THGs heirarchy chart (plain 7870 is 7th) above which the author states:

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I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel, and you may not even notice any worthwhile difference in performance.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Thanks! I'm going to get the XT version now.

So, to "notice" a significant increase in performance, you'd need to go to jump to a 780 Ti or Titan Black. The equivalent current card to the regular 7870 is the 270x, so the 280x would be just jumping two tiers. The 7870 XT is the equivalent of the 280 so a 280x would be just a single tier.

The GTX 760 is on the same level of performance as the 7870 XT in tier 6 and just one above the plain 7870.

To see that 3 tier performance boost over a regular 7870 you'd need a 780 or 290x..... if you use GFX cards "outta the box" or have a 4k monitor, I'd recommend the 290x..... if you overclock ya GFX cards, use 1920 x 1080 or 120/144 Hz monitors, I'd get the 780.



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