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September 26, 2012 12:45:51 AM

Hello, I currently have a 6670 and want more performance because I am going to get a new monitor and since I am getting a new monitor its going to be 1920 x 1080, my 6670 would do not perform as well as my current 1280 x 1024 monitor because the resolution difference. My question is if I should get a 6870, 7870 or wait for the next line of graphics cards from Amd?Or if i should go with different card from Nvidia.
September 26, 2012 1:05:58 AM

go for a 7870 if you want to stick with amd but if you dont mind jumping ship to nvidia go for it and get a GTX 660 ti its not too much and will keep you from upgrading for awhile and if you ever need more power you can put 2 in sli.
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September 26, 2012 1:21:14 AM

I like the 7870 right now. It beats the gtx 660 ti in almost any game at high-resolution (1080p and up) excepting Battlefield 3. The 660 is a worse version of the ti at a price very close to the 7870, so there's really no reason to do anything but get a decent level 7870 or 7850. If you look at the gtx 660 review you'll see the performance gap.
The 7850 has the power to beat the 660 on and off as well, so you really should stick between the two.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-gef...
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September 26, 2012 1:21:36 AM

A 7850 can handle 1080p quite well, as can a GTX 660 (non-Ti).
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September 26, 2012 1:24:15 AM

kevin83 said:
I like the 7870 right now. It beats the gtx 660 ti in almost any game at high-resolution (1080p and up) excepting Battlefield 3. The 660 is a worse version of the ti at a price very close to the 7870, so there's really no reason to do anything but get a decent level 7870 or 7850. If you look at the gtx 660 review you'll see the performance gap.
The 7850 has the power to beat the 660 on and off as well, so you really should stick between the two.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-gef...

Reviews from other sites show the 660 and 660 Ti doing somewhat better, in part because Tom's went quite heavy on MSAA in most of the benchmarks. The Nvidia cards don't handle heavy anti-aliasing too well, but are strong otherwise.
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September 26, 2012 1:27:29 AM

id say between these two cards go for who you feel comfortable with. if you like amd go for a 7870 and if you like nvidia go for a 660
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September 26, 2012 2:00:41 AM

Is there any reason why I should wait for a 8000 series 8870? I have 10 month before I can actually start to play games again. (because of school)
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September 26, 2012 2:03:49 AM

It depends on the rest of your specifications.
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September 26, 2012 2:04:01 AM

tp95112 said:
Is there any reason why I should wait for a 8000 series 8870? I have 10 month before I can actually start to play games again. (because of school)

Thats a little far away so id say go for a 7870. and by the way how does that 6670 game i was going to buy one for my brother's desktop. he does light gaming so do you think a 6670 will be fine?
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September 26, 2012 2:09:52 AM

Should work great depending on the computer and power supply. The 6670 is a nice card though for new and old cards alike.
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September 26, 2012 2:12:51 AM

It does a good job i built my brother the same computer like Mine using the exact same parts but his monitor was 1920 by 1080 and he plays on max resolution, I compare my Counter strike GO FPS to his and i had about 20 more fps. What games does your brother play?
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September 26, 2012 2:15:09 AM

Deemo13 said:
Should work great depending on the computer and power supply. The 6670 is a nice card though for new and old cards alike.
I have a 650 psu it should be more then enough right?
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September 26, 2012 2:15:40 AM

Best answer selected by Tp95112.
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September 26, 2012 2:22:37 AM

tp95112 said:
I have a 650 psu it should be more then enough right?


If its a good unit you are fine.
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September 26, 2012 2:28:48 AM

Thanks for the help I'm going to save up money to get the 7870.
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September 26, 2012 2:31:43 AM

tp95112 said:
It does a good job i built my brother the same computer like Mine using the exact same parts but his monitor was 1920 by 1080 and he plays on max resolution, I compare my Counter strike GO FPS to his and i had about 20 more fps. What games does your brother play?

Well my brother is gonna play on this old 17" 1024x768 full screen monitor so i think he will be fine thanks!
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