I'm debating between purchasing a used XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 (HD-687A-ZDFC) and a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition. The games that I play aren't too graphics intensive, but I am currently using an MSI n430gt, and I think it's about time to get rid of it. Which card should I go with? Sorry if this comes off as a newbie question, but any feedback is greatly appreciated.
here's my current set up:
asus p8b75-v mobo
corsair cx600 psu
8gb g.skill ddr3 ram
300gb wd raptor hdd
The 7770 is 1 tier below the 6870 according to Tom's chart. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
I don't know that you would notice a difference in performance. key word - NOTICE, I would recommend getting the 7770 as it is newer technology and probably uses less power than the 6870.