are the prices the same? if so go for the 7870......also you need to give us more details....1. Price of each 2. The specs of the rest of your system. 3. Specifically the specs of your psu 4. what is your monitor setup? # of monitors and resolution
for 5 dollars more I would def go with the 7870....the performance difference is def worth 5 bucks...usually the two games that come with gpus are not the latest and greatest games out there..do you know which two games come with the 7850? Are they games that you would buy if you werent getting them for free with the card?
The 7870 is actually a sizable performance jump from the 7850. I love mine, I actually sold my two 6950s and got a 7870 and a 7770 for my kids computer. Its very quiet and plays all my games at 60FPS or better at 1080p. Like said previously by 'drums101', only go for the free games if it is something you would actually want to play that would factor your purchase. Otherwise go for the better performing card. ASUS makes some really solid cards too. And so does XFX. It really comes down to if you want those games and what settings you plan on playing at.
Another vote for the HD7870, except that I'd choose a new XFX over an Asus, especially an open box. Asus makes great mobos, but I had to return 2/4 Asus graphics cards within days of first use due to failure.
Now, I'm running a XFX HD7870, and it does very well.
Thanks for the replies but my budget is around 200, maybe a little bit higher but not much, and the only 7870 I could have gotten was the open box one and its not in stock anymore so Im going with the 7850