HD 7870, Which Brand to Go With?
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December 29, 2012, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
My System Specs
well unless you are looking at a fancier model, I have an MSI 7870 Twin Frozr III and 3 of my freinds have 7870 and 2 7850s we use a mix of the card I have and of the sapphire models(dual fan of course) for us here in Canada, MSI for thier warranty/return in country for the states lads Sapphire for same reason, we all get similar overclocking performance, similar temperatures though the sapphire 7870 is slightly better at both, a bit cooler, a bit quieter, a bit more overclockable.
As for the gigabyte one having lots of cooling because it has 3 fans, lol is all I can say. This is what they would like you to believe. I have read lots on them and previous gigabyte trifan cooled cards, and they always seem to have the same issue, more pronounced with overclocking(themselves or you) they tend to keep the core cooled really well, but the memory-Vreg are not, for them this is ok, cause they only have it warrantied for what 2 years? and I am sure there are well within spec, but that said tri-fan cooler is one of the noisier-least effective of the custom coolers used on the Radeon 7k lineup, its big, bulky, and doesnt work so well, kind of like ASUS DCII this round, last generations 5k and 6k were a very good cooler, and this time they fell on thier head :P
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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