Originally Posted by Viral
You have a 5870 now? You change cards a lot
I'm in a similar position, although I think I'll definitely be going for the 7900 series. 7800 could be great for the money, 6970 performance (maybe more) at around $200 and lower power would be great. What's mainly up in the air there is how much lower power 28nm allows for. It should be somewhat like a 5770 compared to a 4870 I would imagine, although maybe a little more as they aren't cutting the memory bus in half this time.
Hehe... yeah, been through quite a few cards recently. What I really want is something from the 7-series though. If I can get 6970 performance at power consumption and heat output of the 5770 I'll be very happy.
Besides, even though it has less stream processors the 6970 is a tad bit faster than the 5870. So I'll be getting a slight performance bump while decreasing my power consumption and heat output. Win-win in my book.
Heck, if the price to performance ratio is high enough, and power consumption and heat output low enough I may just splurge and get something from the 7900 range. Not expecting to but if the 7900s really just "wow" me I can see dropping $300 - $350 for a card.