We`ve mentioned a lot about our thoughts on the HD 7700 series as a whole along with the general thought process on each model and like we`ve said every time, while AMD has the HD 6800 series at a similar price point, the HD 7700 series continues to lose its shine as it sits slower. The HD 7800 series and HD 7900 series on the other hand don`t have any competition within their own camp giving us a price point from AMD that isn`t offered at the moment. So far we`ve seen the HD 7850 hits that $249 price tag perfectly. Now we want to find out if the extra $100 associated with the HD 7870 is worth the jump up."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips