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Really worth the 100$ extra?

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May 19, 2012 4:51:44 AM

Does the 7870 really worth the 100$ extra vs the 7850? And I know many people is going to come here and say " GTX670 BEATS 7970", "GET THE GTX670" yeah right it cost 400$, please DON'T. I don't know, this has got me a big big headeach. I don't know which card to choose. I'll be using 1080p resolution + a core i5. All I want a nice smooth game with good texture quality, I don't know what the hell means Anti Aliasing or Anisotropic filter or whatever it is... When I see some test of the radeon 7870 and the 7850 on youtube with 4x or 16x of antialiasing ultra here ultra there and stuff. I see exactly the same thing :??: . Also I see people getting 45fps and other getting 75fps and I also see the same SH$% I don't understand, What the hell is the difference between using antialiasing or anisotropic filter vs no using them or getting 45fps vs 85fps? Pleeease someone explain to me! :pt1cable: 

PS: Sorry for my terrible english it is not my mother tongue. :na: 

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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 5:05:44 AM

You could google them, to find out what they are. Thats what a lot of people on here would do, then copy and paste. Do a little research on your own, it is much more rewarding than having someone do it for you
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 5:10:05 AM

To make it very simple, both of those filters just makes everything look smoother and not look rough and blurry. Also, an overclocked 7850 is good for your needs if you do not play games much. 45fps vs 85fps, there is a difference you can practically feel it when you play a game such as battlefield 3. If you need any more help let me know.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 5:30:00 AM

Why would anyone suggest a 670 if you are asking about a 7850 or 7870? LOL
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 5:42:34 AM

Actually, the price difference is more like $70 now, since HD7870's are selling for $320's.
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 6:04:11 AM

If it were me, my choice would either be between the 7850 or the 670. The 7870 is ~$100 more than the 7850 but not worth that much more for the performance increase imo, but the $150 increase for the performance of the 670 is.
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May 19, 2012 4:36:58 PM

Best answer selected by MajaDito.
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May 19, 2012 4:39:23 PM

monsta said:
Why would anyone suggest a 670 if you are asking about a 7850 or 7870? LOL


I've seen that before that's why...
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May 19, 2012 4:43:56 PM

lycros said:
If it were me, my choice would either be between the 7850 or the 670. The 7870 is ~$100 more than the 7850 but not worth that much more for the performance increase imo, but the $150 increase for the performance of the 670 is.


Yeah, saddly for me 400$ in a GPU it's just too much. Or maybe if I can save something changing some pieces of my build I can go for the GTX670. I have to check that. Thanks for your answer.
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May 19, 2012 4:58:30 PM

One more question what model of CPU can I mix with a GTX670 ?

Can put together an Intel Core i3 2120 with GTX670 ? Or I will bottleneck that GTX670 doing that?
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May 19, 2012 6:18:43 PM

someone answer ? Please?
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a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 3:16:46 AM

A Core i3 is likely to bottleneck a GTX670. It might bottleneck a HD7870 as well.

Get a i5 2310 for just $40 more.
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May 20, 2012 4:41:56 AM

Zero_ said:
A Core i3 is likely to bottleneck a GTX670. It might bottleneck a HD7870 as well.

Get a i5 2310 for just $40 more.


I'm going for the i5 then, thanks :) 
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a c 271 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 10:00:01 AM

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