I am in a dilemma. I have just bought a nice new i5 and mobo, and want to upgrade my 4xxx series graphics card.
I have circa £160 I am willing to spend on one.
From what I see, this gets me the following:
PowerColor HD 6870X2 Dual GPU for £170 Any 7850 for about £150 Any 7870 for about £160
Now, I use a single monitor, no more than 1080p (and no plan for a new monitor for at least 3 years). I do not dual-screen at home either.
I want to play games like BF3 and Guild Wars 2 on near top quality without much issues.
My system has a 750w PSU so power is not a massive issue, however HEAT may be, I run a mATX sized case with no additional cooling.
From what I read, the 6870X2 is an immense card, but seems to be hard to find comparisons on it. 2 seperate 6870's are a tiny bit worse (based on what I see) and also are about £30 more expensive in the UK buying 2 single ones.
The 7850 would do me fine, I am sure, the 7870 seems almost worth it for £10 - or is it not?
I also wont be OC the card as I worry about the heat too much and dont want to invest in cooling when I dont need to.