Upgrading from 6870

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=N82E16814202006

How about this Galaxy 670?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162109

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=N82E16814125413
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  1. You could even step up to 7970's with your budget

    Gigabyte makes decent cards and so does powercolour

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79703gbd52dhv3

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr797oc3gd
  2. Here in Canada Tigerdirect had the HD7970 on for $349.
    -Bruce
  3. and there is a xfx 7970 in NCIX canada for 335 after MIR
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. So that Gigabyte 7970 is a very nice card?
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