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Upgrading from 6870

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February 9, 2013 4:49:33 PM

So, originally I was going to upgrade from a HIS Reference AMD HD 6870 to an 8870, until I read that the 8000 series was delayed until q4. Now, I just want the best upgrade for ~$300-350, but if the card is good enough, I could go up to $400. Chiefly, I am looking at the 7950s and 670s. I also do not mind overclocking, and I would like a card that is cool and quiet. My 6870 sounds like a jet engine when I play games like Far Cry 3.

Would this Sapphire be a good overclocker
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

How about this Galaxy 670?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would be willing to go up to this 7970 if I knew it was a good card.+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 5:02:29 PM

Here in Canada Tigerdirect had the HD7970 on for $349.
-Bruce
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February 9, 2013 5:06:45 PM

and there is a xfx 7970 in NCIX canada for 335 after MIR
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February 9, 2013 5:18:28 PM

I'm in the US, but thanks. I'm contemplating that Gigabyte. Is their support good? I've also read that the voltage is locked. Would a 7970 Ghz edition without OC, which the Gigabyte is, be more powerful than 670 w/ overclock?
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February 9, 2013 5:21:19 PM

paw123 said:
I'm in the US, but thanks. I'm contemplating that Gigabyte. Is their support good. I've also read that the voltage is locked. Would a 7970 Ghz edition without OC, which the Gigabyte is, be more powerful than 670 w/ overclock?


The 7970 ghz edition , is much better than a stock 670. 670 with high OC might have about the same performance, but it's not worth voiding warranty, added heat, more power draw.
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February 9, 2013 5:36:03 PM

So that Gigabyte 7970 is a very nice card?
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