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Which of these GPU should I buy?


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#1 Dream1

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Which of these is best for: 

- Price

- Performance

- Reliability

- Anything else I've neglected?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-GDDR5-Graphics-11199-03-20G/dp/B007JCNOY6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364520963&sr=8-2&keywords=100354OC-2L

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

Which of these is best for: 

- Price

- Performance

- Reliability

- Anything else I've neglected?

 

 

Depends what you are looking for in a GPU.  Some have difference connectivity (output ports) than others, so depends on what you have going on monitor wise.  Sapphire is more popular/trusted in the GPU area, hence probably more reliable.  Since you're comparing the same model, price will probably be pretty close, unless one is marked down for some reason or the manufacturer is offering a rebate.

 

Also compare core clock, stream processors, and RAM.  Lastly, check the ratings and number of reviews on Newegg for each, and see which one is more favorable; this will give you a good idea of people's opinions.

 

I would go with Sapphire since I've been buying from them from the start of my building and never had a problem.


Edited by babicz, 28 March 2013 - 10:55 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:24 PM

I was told by other users on here to get: Asus, Gigabyte, MSI or Sapphire. I looked on Newegg and this is every 7870 available with the amount of reviews, ranked best to worst: 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=7870&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

 

- Powercooler 5/5 11 Reviews

- VisionTek 5/5 2 Reviews

- Gigabyte 4/5 207 Reviews

- XFX 4/5 172 Reviews

- HIS 4/5 117 Reviews

- XFX 4/5 60 Reviews

- XFX 4/5 43 Reviews

- ASUS 4/5 33 Reviews

- Sapphire 4/5 28 Reviews

- HIS 4/5 13 Reviews

- Sapphire 4/5 10 Reviews

- Diamond 3/5 6 Reviews

 

Based on this I chose Gigabyte since it is the only one originally recommended to me that has many reviews. I don't know what to do.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

Based on this I chose Gigabyte since it is the only one originally recommended to me that has many reviews. I don't know what to do.

Hey I never said Gigabyte would be a bad choice, I just haven't known it to be too popular for GPUs! And considering a four star rating with 200+ reviews, that's a pretty good sign that you shouldn't have any problems with it. I wouldn't worry too much about going with the Gigabyte. There are a LOT of GPU manufacturers out there, and lots of GPUs of the same model, hence it can be pretty difficult to pinpoint the right one. It is also a personal preference thing, hence why I recommended Sapphire.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:01 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-006&Tpk=N82E16814202006&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=3891137&SID=rewrite

 

7950+ 2 free games = $269.99

 

This is your best bet now.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Which of these is best for: 

- Price

- Performance

- Reliability

- Anything else I've neglected?

 

 

Depends what you are looking for in a GPU.  Some have difference connectivity (output ports) than others, so depends on what you have going on monitor wise.  Sapphire is more popular/trusted in the GPU area, hence probably more reliable.  Since you're comparing the same model, price will probably be pretty close, unless one is marked down for some reason or the manufacturer is offering a rebate.

 

Also compare core clock, stream processors, and RAM.  Lastly, check the ratings and number of reviews on Newegg for each, and see which one is more favorable; this will give you a good idea of people's opinions.

 

I would go with Sapphire since I've been buying from them from the start of my building and never had a problem.

Looking for a normal GPU that hooks to 1 monitor via in order preferably hdmi, dvi, or vga. I would definitely go with Sapphire IF someone actually sold one that has more than 35 reviews. The 2 GPU I listed were $250 Gigabyte, $277 Sapphire ($262 after $15 rebate BUT I read that GPU manufacturers don't actually follow through with their rebates). 

 

What are XFX known for? That's what everyone seems to sell. What about HIS, are they good? What would you buy right now?

 

Gigabye core clock 1100MHz (Std 1000) 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)

stream processors 1280 Stream Processors

RAM 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

 

Sapphire core clock 1050MHz 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)

stream processsors 1280 Stream Processors

RAM 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

 

 

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950

core clock 850MHz boost clock 925MHz effective memory clock 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)

1792 Stream Processors

3GB 384-bit GDDR5

 

How much better is the 7950 than the 7870? Perhaps it would be the best bet IF it was enough better than the 7870 and GPU manufacturers actually gave you your rebate. Plus I don't want a GPU that is going to get hot since my last one overheated. And I don't know if my PSU would be able to handle a 7950. The Gigabyte also comes with 2 free games, Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite, and Tomb Raider is better than Crysis 3.


Edited by Dream1, 29 March 2013 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

Looking for a normal GPU that hooks to 1 monitor via in order preferably hdmi, dvi, or vga. I would definitely go with Sapphire IF someone actually sold one that has more than 35 reviews. The 2 GPU I listed were $250 Gigabyte, $277 Sapphire ($262 after $15 rebate BUT I read that GPU manufacturers don't actually follow through with their rebates). 

 

What are XFX known for? That's what everyone seems to sell. What about HIS, are they good? What would you buy right now?

 

How much better is the 7950 than the 7870? Perhaps it would be the best bet IF it was enough better than the 7870 and GPU manufacturers actually gave you your rebate. Plus I don't want a GPU that is going to get hot since my last one overheated. And I don't know if my PSU would be able to handle a 7950. The Gigabyte also comes with 2 free games, Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite, and Tomb Raider is better than Crysis 3.

 

First off, don't start considering the 7950 because 7870 is just fine, and besides it's a whole new ball game because it's a difference GPU...stick with what you narrowed your choices to.

 

Second, think fundamentally, what are you using it for.  What games and what settings and what frame rates do you want/expect to get from a new GPU.  Unless you're pushing your computer, I doubt you'll want to consider the 7950.  The 7950 is a high end graphics card, one of the best from AMD.

 

Third, I don't know how much better the 7950 is, because that is a relative term.  I guarantee you will see a difference, though.  Again, this depends on how you answered the above questions.

 

Naturally, the 7950 will require more power and will generate more heat, because it's a more intense card.

 

I don't know anything about XFX, so do some Googleing to read about other people's opinions and reviews.

 

Also, 35 reviews isn't terrible.  Like I said, there are SO MANY graphics cards out there that there's no way you'll find 100+ reviews per card.  There's just too many cards and not enough buyers.  Don't take my rating/reviews advice religiously. It's just a good confirmation that a product is reliable and a good choice.

 

If you must know, I'd personally go with the Sapphire 7870 GHz Edition and not look back.  Price is right, and I trust Sapphire.  Sometimes you gotta just pull the trigger dude.


Edited by babicz, 29 March 2013 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

Ok so will this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

work with this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025

on this computer?

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/FX/1015696R/1015696Rnv.shtml

That's enough watts, amps, etc for that GPU and PC right?

Will it have enough of the needed cables to power that GPU? The special 6 pin or 8 pin or whatever cables?


Edited by Dream1, 29 March 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:57 AM

Yes, that power supply will work and it more then enough power to run the system. 


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Thank you. 



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

I've used XFX for many years, they usually produce great components.  With graphics cards, they are pretty much the same in that the design usually comes from AMD or Nvidia so the card manufacturer cannot do too much altering the actual GPU.  What you are really paying for, when you look at manufacturers, is usually warranty and bundles.  If the card you've chosen is a non-reference design, there may be other differences that could cause the card to stand out, such as additional memory or better cooling.  All of the cards linked to in this topic are non-reference designs.

 

That's a good card by the way.  I use the XFX version of that card in Crossfire, the XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:52 AM

Thank you. Does Newegg even sell reference design 7870's?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:08 AM

Reference PCB, yes but no for reference cooler.


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