Really? You're paying $50 more for +3 FPS? That doesn't seem right. What driver version are they using for that test - is it 12.8 or better?
Never mind - I found out they're using the release driver. Of course that's going to happen. I bet if they revisited those numbers with 12.8 it would be way different.
Not really, the 7870 also got a boost with the updated drivers. Also, the 7870 is $190 after rebate while $280.
It's more or less $100 difference.