Solved radion 7870 or geforce 560ti

August 19, 2012 at 11:34:16
Specs: 7, 4.2 dual with 8gb ram
iam building a computer and would to know which one would be best for gaming mainly.

it has a duel 4.2ghz athlon with a asus motherboard.m5a78l.

any help would be helpfull in deed thanks


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#1
August 19, 2012 at 11:39:55
hold on a dual 4.2 GHz athlon ? u mean dual core and every core running at 2.1GHz
Both are excellent cards but would not perform at maximum with a dual core, they need a cpu that can keep up (quad core), but should be fine at dual core
read this comparison
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-r...
it compares the HD 7870 vs the gtx 560TI
u should note that the HD 7870 has the edge and is faster

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#2
August 19, 2012 at 12:10:44
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If wanna enjoy games well get a quad core chip.
PC System Requirements for Dishonored Revealed
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13...

Asus M5A78L CPU support list
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AM...

Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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#3
August 19, 2012 at 19:13:28
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I'd go for the HD7870 for sure, I don't totally agree that a quad core is necessary. I installed a HD7850 on my PC with a Dual core E7500 @ 3.2GHz and games ran very well. I did actually end up putting in a quad core CPU (Q9450) just because I could, and benchmarks saw very very little improvement and not sure if there was any noticeable improvement in games at all, even with it overclocked to 3.2GHz too. And yes, the benchmarks were all multi threaded.

Although this site only compares throughput and theoretical performance I found it VERY helpful in choosing my graphics card:

http://www.hwcompare.com/12209/gefo...

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#4
August 19, 2012 at 23:20:36
@mattwizz3
Just look at this
http://www.techspot.com/review/379-...

E8500 and core i3 540 are both dual core chip and the gaming performance is similar, Hyper-Threading helps i3 540 to beat E8500 in Crysis 2 CPU benchmark.
Another good example E8500 vs Q6600
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Just put back E7500 and run GTA IV.
I did actually end up putting in a quad core CPU (Q9450) just because I could, and benchmarks saw very very little improvement and not sure if there was any noticeable improvement in games at all, even with it overclocked to 3.2GHz too
Do u have any proof?.

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#5
August 20, 2012 at 17:28:39
i would like to thank you all for your help and all the links.
i would never have found this information out by my self.
i was stupid enough to buy a laptop/aceri5 with an intel hd graphics card
and thought it would cope with the games i play from time to time.
how stupid was i.
thats the reason i am building this deskop. i thinki will go with the radion and maybe have another look at the processo too.
thanks againr

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#6
August 20, 2012 at 17:53:41
@kuwese
Well there you go, I guess newer games are multi threaded and quad core DOES help.

Well as for proof, using Unigine Heaven DX11 Benchmark run with normal tessellation no AA or AS at 2560x1440 I got 940 with the E7500 and 964 with the Q9450. I did run dirt 3 benchmarks too but I cant remember what I got. Playing dirt 3 I don't notice any improvement. As a whole the system seems to perform about the same, except Windows now rates it a 7.3 rather than a 6.8

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