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February 14, 2013 2:42:12 AM

I'm still new to this and and working on my first gaming PC build and was pretty set on the Radeon HD 7850 but decided to take a look at the 7870 even though I'm under a pretty tight budget. After shopping around I found this... SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB. I have heard that Sapphire is a quality brand but why is this card cheaper than all the others? Is there something wrong with it?

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February 14, 2013 2:54:25 AM

Yes, Sapphire is the largest AMD gpu manufacturer. They make great boards as I have used many of them for years. Nothing wrong with that card at all, just a hell of a deal. I say go for it.

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February 14, 2013 3:01:30 AM

If i was buying an AMD gpu right now it will be a Sapphire card so go for it ^^ They're almost always the cheapest and i never had a trouble in 6gpu with them (X850XTPE/X1950pro/HD3850/HD4670/HD5750/HD6870) Had some trouble with ASUS card so i consider Sappire as the best for AMD...

They also give 2 games with it so just buy it and you'll be satisfied for sure !!!
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February 14, 2013 3:26:57 AM

Thanks for the advice guys, I was just wondering why there were no Newegg reviews like no one had purchased it. I'm also wondering... Do you think it's worth it for me to upgrade to the 7870? It's about $30 (USD) morethan the 7850, will the difference be substantial/worth the money?
February 14, 2013 6:48:00 AM

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February 14, 2013 10:54:50 AM

You can reach the same performance than the 7870 when OCing the 7850 but the 7870 will be in the 7950 range once overclocked... it's for you, the 7870 is better for sure (check deals on the 7870XT too, sometimes they're cheaper and it's basically a 7950 at stock speed, only 5% slower...)