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Pros: Runs cool. Big upgrade from my again 5850 which finally started to show it's age. A great buy at a bargain price.
No difference between 7870 and R9 270 series except for the memory clock GPU clock. On the r9 270 the gpu is clocked slower but ATI increased the memory clock. Very tricky. If your willing to overclock the memory speed to 1400, which you can quite easily on this card, then you have a r9 270x without paying premium prices. And unlike the r9 270, it has two power pin connectors so you have a higher chance for a more stable overclock.
As of now you can get a r9 270x at the same price. I still recommend this card due to the quality of built product. Nothing feels cheap and this feels more like a 5th revision of PowerColor's 7870 GHZ Edition line, so you are also future proofing your investment.
I tend to upgrade components when price meets frugality and even then performance must be significantly increased.
Cons: Doesn't cook my meals or walk my dog.
Other Thoughts: My system is a 1045t (overclocked), 4GB RAM (DD2 is too expensive), on a GA-MA-78lm-S2H with a RaidMax power supply. A bargain gaming rig and workstation, but with this video card my performance comes within 10% of those that spend thousands of dollars.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 129.99. Same price as the 5770 and lower than the 6850 and better performance than both.
Cons: It doesn't cook or clean my crib
Other Thoughts: The card has performed marvelous so far, and considering I game at 19* by 12* resolution, all games aren't maxed out but one notch below.READ FULL REVIEW