cynan wrote:Edit 2: Just noticed that your system PSU may be a bit on the anemic side at 460W for the HD 7870 with the Tahiti LE core. You may be limited to a single 6-pin PCIe power connection (if the Dell even supplies that). In that case, you may be limited to an HD 7850 or GTX 660. I'd probably go with the GTX 660.
greenmystik wrote:Im in the market for a new graphics card and wondering if i should still consider looking at the red team what with all the driver issues they have been having. They always seem to be behind the curve when it comes the support for games as well. What do you guys think.
Budget is around 200 +/- 20. System is the XPS in my sig. Main games i play right now are Skyrim, Star Wars: TOR, and Arkham City on a 23" monitor @ 1080p.
Voldenuit wrote:The 460W PSU on the XPS8500 should come with 2 6-pin connectors, which are what the 7870 Myst Edition needs. I'd say the PSU should be enough for that GPU, which is a pretty decent buy for the price. Just don't expect to overclock the 7870 by 50% and assume the PSU will be unruffled.
jihadjoe wrote:Case in point, ASUS's shiny new Ares II getting rolled in Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Skyrim and WoW (see: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/ARES_II/). These games are very popular, and they've been out for months, if not years. Nvidia will usually have SLI support right from the word go, if not shortly after.
JustAnEngineer wrote:In your price range, Radeon HD7870 2GB is the best performer.
the major difference between AMD and Nvidia driver issues is that AMD's get openly published vs mum on Nvidia's although in the case of the much discussed overblown stuttering it was nice to see it mentioned and fixed rapidly.clone wrote:Im in the market for a new graphics card and wondering if i should still consider looking at the red team what with all the driver issues they have been having. They always seem to be behind the curve when it comes the support for games as well. What do you guys think.
greenmystik wrote:Damn, was just looking at some more prices when I saw this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443
Those fans look like they do some serious cooling, and should lower the noise level as well.
Between this and the XFX 7870. Which would you choose?
clone wrote:why would you mention how the issues were fixed and then claim they aren't fixed?It's uh, not fixed yet. Three games were fixed by basically changing the configuration of internal buffers and whatnot.
said it before, will say it again..... no such thing as a perfect driver, AMD, Nvidia, have driver issues.... that doesn't mean that either company makes a bad product, both AMD and Nvidia make fantastic products as a matter of fact.
my heavens, politics, religion and apparently PC gfx.... ='s red state/blue state.
clone wrote:the performance difference between the 2 cards is typically less than 10% and both are equally playable at 1080p while 1 only needs the lone 6pin PCIe connector, I guess it depends on what resolution you'll be focusing on because I can't find a solid reason why you'd want to pay more than 25% more for the HD 7870... yes it does come with an extra gb of ram and a little more of everything but in real world use the difference at 1080p resolution is hardly significant being typically within 5fps for 2 cards running well above the average frames required.