I know what my needs are, hence particularly after a 2gb 7870 that is short enough for a P150/Solo
FYI, the clearance in an Antec P150/Solo is about 24cm.
7870 reference is 27cm, 7850 reference is about 24cm, so I really want a card of 23cm or less if such a 7870 exists.
I have a 2560 x 1440 screen so definitely need 2gb dram and more GPU power to run some games at maximum settings, as they look prettier when I do that which is partly why I play them.
I might get a 7850 but 7870s are a chunk faster and well priced currently to compete with the new Geforces.
78xx cards also overclock better than the Geforces so you are getting even more for your money, plus they save around 10w in long idle which is of use to me. Slightly increased load power is no concern.
All the 7870s Ive seen in online shops are reference length, does anyone know of shorter ones?