MSI 7870 hawk vs Sappgire 7870 XT Tahiti LE

krzydude00

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So i went to the store and was so excited to buy the MSI 7870 Hawk Ed. but they were out of stock. When i came back home browsed around i just found out theres a new line of 7870's. Has anyone heard or read and good reviews or benchmarks on these new 7870s? I was looking at the Sapphire 7870 XT which is only $10 more than the MSI Hawk.
 
The 7870 LE is comparable to the 7950 its more expensive because it is a gimped or skinned down version of the 7970. So I don't think that is a bad option for you. I would check out this review it explains it for you but yea they are rather different cards.
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/sapphire-hd7870-w-boost-tahiti-le-review/
 

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Exactly, people are mostly waiting for the 8000 series now which will probably be coming out somewhere around march-april. The new 7870 XTs are great cards, especially the sapphire version which offers great cooling. If you really need a card now, go for it, or you can hang on a few months and check the 8000 series. I've seen the 8870' specs, and I have to say, it sounds like a winner.