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Differences between 6870's?

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February 13, 2012 11:39:49 PM

Im planning on buying a 6870 in the next few days, and was just wondering if there was a difference between cards. Like on newegg i could get this 6870 for 154.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or i could get this one for 189.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...... will either one give me better performance?

Ive always used and liked his cards but i know that xfx makes great cards to so just trying to decide which to go with.

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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 14, 2012 2:52:38 AM

Most all the cards are the same. AMD makes the chip and all the other manufacturers do the window dressing. What I look at is three things first warranty second customer service and third cooling is it going to be enough cooling.

But it is how much can you afford and what are you into like gaming or just what ever stuff. Also is your power supply at least a 500w or in some cases a very nice 400w might cover the card.

I think the difference in the two cards one has a single fan and the XFX has two a 30 dollar difference. So it looks like you are paying for the extra fan plus maybe a life time warranty. I do wish you good luck on your choice.
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February 14, 2012 8:42:31 PM

Thanks for the reply. I have an OCZ 550w 80+ certified psu... Should i wait for the 7700-7800 series? Does anyone know price points, performance, and release date yet? However my motherboard is a pcie 2.0 will that affect the cards performance?
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February 14, 2012 9:11:32 PM

I usually dont go for intel or evga (yes im an amd fanboy) but maybe ill try it. I was hoping to stay under 200 since im not a huge gamer but do play at times... Skyrim, bulletstorm, Saints row 3, and call of dutys
Monitor: 24 inch 1920x1080
Mobo: ausus m4a89gtd pro/usb3
Cpu: amd athlon ii x4 645 Will be upgraded within the next few months when i built my pc i was counting on the bulldozers being good but they kinda floped. Will probalby upgrade to a 6 core phenom 2 unless the can somehow turn bulldozer around.
Ram: 8gb ddr3 1333
SSD boot drive
500 & 750 gb storage drive
ocz fatal1ty 550w psu
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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 2:53:17 AM

The card shown by RECON-UK is the best price I have seen. the 560 ti's go for 250 and up. It should do fine for the games you want to play. Nice rig by the way and good luck to ya
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 3:00:38 AM

Get the sapphire 6870, it seems to be the cheapest and sapphire is a good brand.
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