So next month i'll buy new graphic card, AMD 7870. What i want to ask, normally how far can i overclock 7870? Can it stand with same performance with 7950? If i overclock it, can it play ultra setting in 1080p resolution for gaming? If ultra can't be reach by 7870, is high setting is enough? Are those ultra settings are very much different from high setting in game? If high settings are good enough (not that much different with ultra), should i spend more little with 7850? I'm not a hardcore gamer that want 60fps or more to play game. With 40-50fps is good enough with me .
Thank you before for helping .
CPU : i5 3470
Memory : DDR31600 8GB 9-9-9-24
PSU : Xigmatek Centauro 700Watt
7870 can max most games at 1080p. In some demanding games, you may have to lower the settings a little bit (ie Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution). Most 7870s can reach 1200MMHz+ on the core pretty easily and at that clockspeed, it performs equal or slightly faster than a 7950(non-boost)
turn off eye candy feature isn't a problem with me . I just want to use fair setting with the game without lost too much graphic quality and get acceptable fps. And i think that sweet spot is high setting. If 7870 can give great performance with high setting, that is all i want . Just need to buy it