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Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:11
Ah well, the results speak for themselves
550Ti graphics score: 2451
7870 graphics score: 7721
I'd say you would have a substantial boost upgrading to a 7870
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:13
The scores I got suck. I couldn't even set it to 1920x1080. I get better FPS in Skyrim on ultra.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:31
So long as you hit the Performance check box then the scores are genuine (1280x720 is performance, same as I used), these tests are meant to stress the cards to their limits and yep you`ll definitely get better FPS in games
Benchmarks are hardcore on hardware
Heres another one you can play with
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:38
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:42
Getting that one now. I just can't believe the crap numbers I got. In Skyrim, I even use the 4096x4096 HD textures and I can still get 20+fps even when I'm in a heavy graphic situation.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:51
I'd say the 2GB VRAM on the 7870 has a good hand in helping the scores (1GB vs 2GB) but all in all there are a load of differences between the two cards which in the end make up a big difference in performance
Such as Texture Fill Rate, 550Ti = 28.8, - 7870 = 84.0
Like I say though, benchmarks vs real life gaming = sometimes a big difference, for example with my old setup of 2 x 6850s, I got amazing benchmarks and really poor gaming due to CFX
Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:55
I guess that's true. But I have ordered the Radeon. Should be here in about a week.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:03
Yup. The 7870. But I went with this one instead
Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:09
I also got my wife to agree to this.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:15
haha! Yea I have to get the missus to agree on hardware too lol (That made me laugh)
Looks like you`re gonna have some flying machine once you have it all installed, I`m yet to get an SSD
Here is a nice review and benchmark for your new card (bear in mind as I said earlier, these benchmarks were with very infant drivers and much has improved since then)
Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:20
Yea. Wifey has the final say on money being spent. I had an SSD before and posted about it here. But my nephew wanted it back. It was a working pull and he installed a diff SSD into the clients system. Well, I guess they actually wanted it back, so I returned it to him.