What is the difference between these two graphic cards ?

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1796134&SRCCODE=LSCCITY&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC7BBTkw%20zuubkbzfwlCjC-d2CjC-uu&AffiliateID=XdSn0e3h3.k-0G9l6P7uLfuauSiDW6TYiA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001


I wanted to get this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_872967&feature=iv&src_vid=ASJjtm7cBS8&v=OoGzSbaFVuI or something equivalent.

My rig will be - CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF X

Would i be able to use the graphic card to its potential ? or should i get get a cheaper such as the 7870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
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  1. you cpu should be fine even for the likes of GTX690
  2. Whats the difference between them though ?
  3. The cooler design and clock speed is different. I would go with the Sapphire. Its a great choice and will be very fast for some time. The 7870 is fast too and if that is all you need, a good choice too. What resolution are you running? That will make the difference. Also, check benchmarks for the games you like to play as that will tell you which card to go with.
  4. you wont be having any cpu bottleneck you can even do crossfire setups
    the sapphire 1 is better it has better cooling and a higher clock speed then the other
  5. maestro0428 said:
    The cooler design and clock speed is different. I would go with the Sapphire. Its a great choice and will be very fast for some time. The 7870 is fast too and if that is all you need, a good choice too. What resolution are you running? That will make the difference. Also, check benchmarks for the games you like to play as that will tell you which card to go with.


    Ill being us my TV as a monitor, probs the the solution is 1080p - 1920×1080p. Also, i cant seem to find the first link on new eggs
  6. Definitely sapphire great cards, and great warranty department also note newegg has the 3 free games. I don't see then on circuit city and I think I read it was retailer specific.
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