AMD Radeon HD 7870 ??

borderal

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Is this the best video card that I can get for the price. (gaming pc) video card like 250 bucks. I dont care if its nvidia or amd
 
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Nope, the 7870 LE is the best. Performs like a 7950 which is a $300 card. It's really hard to find though, because of the performance and it comes in around $230. But yes other than that card I mentioned, it would be the 7870 vs the GTX 660. The 660 wins in some tests and the 7870 wins in other tests. I would still get a 7870 though because of the bigger memory interface.
 

blazorthon

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There generally isn't much of a performance difference between a 7870, a 7870 LE, and a 7950 800MHz. They're all close enough that which is better can depend on the individual model (some factory overclocked versions can top out a stock model of the next card up by a little).

The 7870 usually beats the 660 nowadays. It competes better with the 660 Ti than with the 660.
 
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/1.html
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5120/powercolor_pcs_radeon_hd_7870_tahiti_le_2gb_myst_video_card_review/index1.html
The 7870 LE is around $230 and the 660 ti is around $300. If the 7870 LE performs almost the same as a 660 ti and it's $70 cheaper, why not get it? Therefore to answer the OP's question, get the 7870 LE.
 

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Pretty much that. The 660 Ti is generally not worth the money what with the 670 sometimes found only a little more expensive and tight competition above and below from AMD and the 660 is difficult to consider when it's not found cheaper than the cheapest 7870s.
 

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