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Which GPU Should i get out of these?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 6, 2012 3:56:40 PM

I want to get a 7850 or 7870.

Obviously the 7870 is better/costs more

However my friend showed me this and said i should definitely buy it and i will be able to overclock it with ease and it will smash the 7870? Just looking for another opinion

Heres the one he wants me to buy

Here's what i was going to get

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September 6, 2012 4:08:10 PM

Don't know how well the 7870 overclocks ( i think not bad ) but i assume an oc'd 7870 is faster than a oc'd 7850.

If money is not the first priority go for the 7870 imo.
September 6, 2012 4:14:28 PM

If you can afford it go with the 7870.

If you can't afford it, go with the 7870.

Wait and save and get the 7870. I think its better in my opinion to get the best you can get.
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a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2012 4:27:59 PM

The 7850 and the 7870 are the same chip. The 7870 is higher binned, that is, it's guaranteed to run at "7870" speed. You're slightly more likely to get a higher overclock on a 7870 than a 7850, but it's all in the luck of the draw.

If you do intend to overclock, just make sure to get a card with a decent stock cooler if you're not adding an aftermarket solution. ASUS DCII is the best, gigabyte's windforce, MSI's twin frozor, and HIS IceQ are also good.

have fun!