HD 7870, Which Brand to Go With?
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December 29, 2012, 12:35 AM
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what is the best GPU that matches up to the GB HD 7870 in temperature/durability/performance?
Well, to be Frank (I'm not though
) reading benchmarks is the best way to gauge thermals, power requirements and general performance.
I have always used Sapphire (or ATI when they built them) reference cards. I hear the Vapor-X and Toxic are solid designs. As far as durability, look at the warranty. Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I think Asus leads in that dept.
It's been a while but since XFX started building AMD cards their so-called lifetime (limited?) warranty added up to nothing. I'd stay away from them. I have heard mixed reports from people owning both MSI and GB. Keep in mind that when you see a bunch of negative reviews on the egg for example, there will be many many more that are satisfied with their purchase.
What is your criteria for purchase? Price? Performance? Acoustics? Thermals? Connectivity?
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