Radeon HD 7870 or 7850 Brand Recommendations Please
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January 25, 2013, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
My System Specs
MSI/Sapphire about equivalent though warranty wise at least for Canada, MSI is the better pick(vancouver vs USA to return)
MSI/Sapphire-XFX--ASUS---Gigabyte---HIS/Powercolor-------Visiontek and rest
MSI/Sapphire with thier respective dual fan coolers being the vaporX style and TwinFrozr style this time aorund are great coolers compred to most of the rest, are quite good overclockers, are resonably quiet, and properly cool the entire card.'
7850 the Asus one is apprently a great card for its overclocking prowess, 9/10 even matching a 7870 oc performance levels which says alot. but the DCII cooler(this time) is not nearly as good as sapphire/msi dual fan coolers either.
However, on this note, I would go with a Radeon 7870XT(sapphire)7870Myst(powercolor) or even a 7950 VaporX from sapphire. 7870XT is essentially a slightly cut down 7950 as in same bus width, slightly less memory, slightly less shader and such, but quite comparable performance, and less costly.
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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