It's now out of stock, but newegg recently had this model for $200 after rebate. The few reviews there seemed pleased, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with it. What's the catch? Why was it cheaper than most of the 7850s on newegg, let alone the other 7870s?
This isn't a direct response, but you can check out my thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/369525-33-choose-rade...
Where i reference that card as well asking a question.
Supernova gives some assistance.
Again, doesn't directly answer your question, but it does address 'What's the catch? Why was it cheaper than most of the 7850s on newegg, let alone the other 7870s?' a little. I had/have the same kinda question
But to break it down into a sentence - That was a great deal. the 7870 should trump all of those 7850's in performance. (I have NO direct experience with the card, for the record)