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Gtx570 vs AMD 7870

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March 20, 2012 5:38:29 AM

I am looking for a GPU upgrade from 5770 cross fire. I am going with a 1 card setup. which is a better buy a gtx 570 or a
AMD 7870? I have a corsair TX750 watt PSU

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March 20, 2012 6:40:07 AM

A 7870 can equal a GTX580 many times, and when OC'd can hit stock 7950 speeds. Unless the GTX580 is cheaper I wouldn't bother with it. 7870 all the way.
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March 20, 2012 8:37:18 AM

In that price range 570 is the best option.
March 20, 2012 12:32:17 PM

The 7870 starts around $350 but right now and at the same time the gtx 570 is dropping into the 270-290 range after rebates which IMO justifies the purchase of the older card at this moment.

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7850 is better than a 570


I wouldn't go as far as saying that the 7850 is better than the 570. They both offer similar performance, however like someone said before you're getting power efficiency and more VRAM with the AMD card
March 20, 2012 1:03:51 PM

At similar price points, the 7870 is the better choice. If you can get the GTX570 on the cheap, then it could be an option. Also, the GTX570 is a good card up to 1920x1200 resolution. Above that, the 1.28GB memory will be a limiting factor.
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