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Do you think AMD's 7000 series GPUs are going to get any cheaper?

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User Info: Lazy_Haar

3 years ago#1
I know they're on the way out and I'd like to upgrade from my 4870 before they're hard to find - the 4870's served me well for the four years I've had it, but it's definitely starting to show its age with newer games (I couldn't get a stable 60 FPS in Bioshock Infinite unless I used lower-mid settings, for example).

I was thinking about a 7870, which seems to provide the best bang for the buck right now; these two have rebates that expire tomorrow, and Newegg's currently offering a 5% off promo code until 8PM PST tonight:

I'm leaning toward the MSI because 1. It's not PowerColor and 2. It has good reviews (or any reviews at all, unlike the former), along with what I'm assuming is a better cooler.

Now, I'm not big on rebates, but the PowerCooler one would be $108 after I received it, whereas the MSI GPU would be $121. I just don't know if prices for the old AMD cards are going to get any better before most of the models are sold out (a lot of the 7950s seem to already be that way on Newegg).

What do you guys think? Should I bite on one of them?

User Info: MasterDonGero

3 years ago#2
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom

User Info: Fury_Futur

3 years ago#3
It's the cheapest it's ever been (after rebate) and the only way you are saving more soon is if newegg gives out a 10% discount code after the 5% expires.

Get the MSI one because:
1) Longer warranty
2) Double fans; Powercolor cards reviews commonly state they are reasonably warm and while that is okay, cool is obviously better
PC: 16 cores with 10 meg pipe | XTREME Case modified with flames and blue LEDs for XTREME speeds | 22" CPU
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