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Powercolor 7870 or msi 7850 PE?

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September 22, 2012 8:09:30 PM

Hi guys,

I'm wondering if I should get the Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 1000MHZ 2GB 4.8GBPS GDDR5 @ $219.99

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=69557&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5-2...


or the MSI Radeon HD 7850 PE OC 950MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 @ $209.99

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=72478&vpn=R7850%20PE2GD5%2...


The MSI 7850 PE has dual fan while the powercolor only has one.

THanks,

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September 22, 2012 8:12:56 PM

A fan won't make the 7850 outperform the 7870. I'd get the 7870.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:23:46 PM

That 7870 would probably have a 15%-20% performance advantage over that 7850 with both at stock, but it would also probably run much hotter.
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September 22, 2012 11:07:45 PM

blazorthon said:
That 7870 would probably have a 15%-20% performance advantage over that 7850 with both at stock, but it would also probably run much hotter.



yeah and plus its probably noisier as well so I dunno should i go with better performance or better cooling and less noise. I couldnt find much review on the powercolor. If it were u would u go with the 7870? giving that it's only a $10 difference.
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September 23, 2012 2:48:17 AM

Trance21 said:
yeah and plus its probably noisier as well so I dunno should i go with better performance or better cooling and less noise. I couldnt find much review on the powercolor. If it were u would u go with the 7870? giving that it's only a $10 difference.


I'd spend another $10 or so and get an HIS 7870, but I don't know how much you want to stretch your budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 23, 2012 3:01:16 AM

$270?! That's not what it says when I look at it. I see $239.99 with a $20 MIR, $219.99.

EDIT: Oh, it also has $7.56 shipping. I missed that earlier.
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September 23, 2012 4:22:34 AM

blazorthon said:
$270?! That's not what it says when I look at it. I see $239.99 with a $20 MIR, $219.99.

EDIT: Oh, it also has $7.56 shipping. I missed that earlier.



the 239.99 is out of stock
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