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#1 Hyrmine

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Right now I have the amd radeon hd 7450 and I wanted to upgrade.

I decided I want to buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz 2GB GDDR5.

I don't know anything about GPUs but 7450 and 7870 seem really close to each other. How big is the performance different?
Will it be enough for WoW and Tera on max?

Secondly, what is the difference between those 2 products?

http://www.komplett....ku=767944#extra

and

http://www.komplett....ku=745753#extra

They are both the same item but the price is different. The first one gives 2 games for free though which is why I would prefer buying it.

Thanks for the help :)

#2 chaplain

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

best value right now I think is the 7930 which is sold as 7870XT. It's basically a cut down 7950, a tahiti gpu instead of pitcairn

the difference between those two cards looks like just the cooling solution

if you're in Norway as the komplett.no link would suggest then you could buy the sapphire 7870XT here

#3 Pharaun

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:04 AM

View PostHyrmine, on 16 February 2013 - 09:04 PM, said:

I don't know anything about GPUs but 7450 and 7870 seem really close to each other. How big is the performance different?
Pretty huge, the 7450 isn't even really a video card.  You can get literally twice the performance from the gpu part that's baked into a modern intel CPU.  For example if you had an i5-3570k and then buy a hd 7450, you are pretty much just taking that money, shooting it up your nose, and then getting worse performance on top of a severe sinus infection.

The 7450 is something that you would buy for like a really, really low budget home theater setup, if the cheap-as-shit processor you got with that didn't come with on die GPU.
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