Overall and FV
So we set out to find out if the R7870 Black Edition OC from XFX would hit the “sweet spot” both in performance and in price for a price conscious gamer looking for the best price/performance while still being able to play any game on the market. We have determined that the R7870 falls perfectly into that spot showing spot on performance in every day but most notably one of today’s most demanding games, Battlefield 3. So it comes down to the price point. A quick glance at Newegg shows 1.5 gig GTX 580’s as low as $390 with most being $410 and 3Gb cards starting at $480. Considering the performance we saw topped our 1.5 gig card and touched on the performance of the 3Gb Classified I can easily recommend the XFX R7870 Black Edition OC to anyone looking for that sweet spot performance at a price that is a little easier to swallow than the top cards.