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Need and opinion, get a HD 7850 or HD 7870

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Total: 26 votes (15 blank votes)

  • HD 7870
  • 73 %
  • HD 7850
  • 19 %
  • Keep the HD 5850
  • 10 %
March 14, 2012 8:05:49 PM

Ok, I currently have a Sapphire Hd 5850 vid card. I am getting really anxious about the new 7800 series cards. I am sort of leaning on the 7870. Because it has 2 x 6-pin connector vs the 7850 with 1 x 6 pin connector. I am thinking that the 7870 will have more O/C potential. You can view my current specs. I really need some opinion to help me win my wife over. :D 

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
Processor: Intel i5 2500K w/ Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
Memory: G. Skill 8 gig ddr3@1600 mhz
Video: Sapphire AMD HD 5850
HDD: Corsair F60 SSD (Windows install), WD 500 Gig HDD
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer
Case: ANTEC Gamer 900 tower
Sound: onboard
Optical: 2xdvd rw combo
Monitor: Samsung S24B350hl connected by high speed HDMI" @ 1920 x 1080 res
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

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March 14, 2012 8:23:24 PM

CF 5850 - FTW !
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2012 8:52:10 PM

the 7xxx series OC's very well regardless of which version you get. Thanks to it's shiny new 28nm process.

And you are right the 7870 will probably give better OC potential (extra 6 pin power connector).
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2012 9:42:30 PM

Upgrade like a man! 7870!
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