What can you say about these cards????

I'm building my new gaming pc and run into many graphics cards. here's my question,
what can you say about these cards?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131476 - PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 Ghz Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983 - Sapphire 7870 Ghz Edition OC


hope you can help me choose which card i can use. this is my build,


AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+
Sabertooth Socket AM3+ 990FX

Thanks! :D
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  1. I personally prefer sapphire, except if u crossfire there wont be much space in between the cards, but there will be enough. not sure about powercolor, but sapphire is usually cream of the crop for radeons..
  2. Well sapphire for sure. Powercolor is a budget brand.

    It oc really good.

    But personallyi prefer this .

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=73627&vpn=HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1030

    Asus its cooler/quieter and can OC really high.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_Cu_II/

    Its at the same price 230$ that is the best card you can do.

    Good Luck !
  3. Asus, Sapphire. Both amazing. But Sapphire tends to be a bit more quality than Asus. Sapphire is to Amd like EVGA is to Nvidia. Asus is high end, but not that high end.
  4. Well compare this pages

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7870_Flex/9.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_Cu_II/8.html

    Asus is way better than sapphire. Much cooler and quieter. And also better Ocer.
  5. well i think asus is better in core clocks and memory compare to sapphire. in this case i can stretch my budget till $300 but if 7870 is ok and cheaper why not buy the cheapest one right if its just a little speed.
  6. Actually the Asus one is cheaper. Just 220 after reabate while sapphire is 240 after rebate.

    If you want more

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    This is way than enough .It can max out any game easily at 1080P(/i think you are on that right ?)
  7. on compusa/tigerdirect sapphire is 230 after rebate, but i guess asus is cheaper
  8. OMG look at the two links that he posted, the resolutions are different... The Sapphire one is tested at higher esolutions than the asus one is, so of course it will do worse..
  9. ilumunus said:
    OMG look at the two links that he posted, the resolutions are different... The Sapphire one is tested at higher esolutions than the asus one is, so of course it will do worse..


    Check 1920x1200 ?
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