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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.  



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Author: garfi3ldWebsite: http://lanoc.org
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #24020 20 Mar 2012 23:54
A look at the XFX R7870 Black Edition Overclocked

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