Hello, after spending many hours reading different reviews about the 7870 and the 7950 cards i have to question the community...
My Sapphire 5770 vapor-x is getting "old" with more than 2 years and i want to achieve a greater visual experience in simulators like FSX and DCS
Looking forward for a possibly 3 monitor solution
the new video card should last me at least 3 years if the simulators will update
I don't know if buy the CHEAPER Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz OC edition 2GB for 223€
Or spending more for a Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3Gb for 284€, it's 10€ more than the non-vapor card and the vapor-x comes with the full retail box that should contain even the hdmi cable.
Specs of my pc
CM Silent pro 700w (should be certified 80+)
6GB of Corsair Dominator 1600
Asus P6T SE i guess but PCIe 2.0 x16
an HAF case
I have a 300€ budget
for 35€ more i can have 3 more years of warranty but that exceeds my budget on the 7950
I don't want to set up Cross fire or Sli or even own a multi-gpu card.
I don't want to trow an extreme OC on my hardware.
the best I will do is push the Turbo button on the 7950 or keep the 5870 in his 1050hz factory oc
I don't Nvidia cards because they cost relatively more and run at a considerably higher temp, so the transistors junction will degrade faster, they suck more juice etc..
Probably if I could sell the card in 2 years for 50-100€ will be a great thing. My current 7770 should be sold at 50€ if i'm lucky.