Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB or ASUS Radeon HD 7870 2GB

Im building a new PC, but, I can't decide on what graphics card to buy.

My build is:

NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange Case
Corsair TXM 650W PSU
ASUS P8z77-V Motherboard
Intel i5 Core 3570k CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
Corsair 8GB Vengeance [Low Profile] Blue RAM
Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB/Sapphire Radeon HD 7870
Samsung 830 128Gb SSD
Western Digital Cavair Black 1 TB HDD
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Keyboard
NZXT Avatar S Mouse
Samsung S23B550VS Screen

Please Help As Im Buying Really Soon!!

Thanks.
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  1. The cheaper one. If you buy from newegg, I suggest this 7870 that is on sale:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
  2. They all use the same chips, so it comes down to reviews, cooling preference and overall brand loyalty.

    As was said above, often I just buy the cheapest one that has good reviews.
  3. Okay, thanks. Any other card you would recommend?
  4. There both good cards, I personally went with the Asus one my previous 4870 was also a Asus which I had no problems with thus the reason with going with them again.
  5. Screw the sidewinder X4
    Mechanical keyboards with Cherry red switches feel great for gaming
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129006&name=Keyboards

    Also, I would go with the MSI 7870 HAWK edition.
    Overclocks like a monster, outperforms other 7870's, and is still in your price range.
  6. I have been with Sapphire for quite a few years since the Sapphire HD 3850(AGP) and for me they have been the best by far. But really it comes down to personal choose and Sapphire happens to be the best for me. I have had friends that have had MSI and Asus cards that have died and all of my Sapphire cards are still running in different rigs. That would be a 3850 4850 5850 6950 and 7950.
  7. What about the NVIDIA 660 Ti Direct CU II?
  8. Quote:
    What about the NVIDIA 660 Ti Direct CU II?

    :lol: HAHAHA don't make me laugh
  9. ASUS got better support, I heard rants for both but worse rants for sapphire.
  10. Quote:
    What about the NVIDIA 660 Ti Direct CU II?

    there are a few games it would be better but once you toss in higher AA (4xMSAA) and overclocking then all bets are off.
  11. Asus has better customer support.
    Also I love the cooling they have on their cards.
    Its still hesitant about 4xMSAA, so be wary on your decision.
  12. Okay, thanks.

    What about if I were to use programs such as Adobe CS6?
  13. Can handle creative suite 6 easy, Illustrator, Photoshop, the bunch, its just the size of the image.
  14. Kiowa789 said:
    Can handle creative suite 6 easy, Illustrator, Photoshop, the bunch, its just the size of the image.


    Which card now? Im a bit lost :S
  15. Quote:
    Okay, thanks.

    What about if I were to use programs such as Adobe CS6?

    CS 6 can use now openCL for many of its tasks; and AMD blows away nvidia in that aspect. but many third party plug-ins use cuda but not openCL.

    though its seems openCL would have more use than what you would do with a plug-in; its still a little early to tell with CS 6 being released in the last handful of months.
  16. Anonymous said:
    CS 6 can use now openCL for many of its tasks; and AMD blows away nvidia in that aspect. but many third party plug-ins use cuda but not openCL.

    though its seems openCL would have more use than what you would do with a plug-in; its still a little early to tell with CS 6 being released in the last handful of months.



    Right, okay! Thanks for the advice. Im going to be using CS6 lots in the coming months due to the computing course that I am doing :)
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