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Old March 20, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has upgraded to the new HD 7870? If you did. what did you upgrade from and what manufacture did you buy. Any feedback on how you like it would be nice. Since I am probably going to get it next week. Thanks for all the responses!!!!
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Old March 21, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Actually yes, I just sold my watercooled 7970's, got a great price before Kepler arrives and for the time being I have a pair of Sapphire 7870's. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the power of a pair of these compared to a pair of 7970's. With a 2500K I was seeing around 14.5K with the 7970's and just under 13K with the 7870's. I thought the difference would be greater. This may have been my error as I was running the 7970's at 7000mhz on the memory and this may have affected performance come to think of it.

The Sapphire cards are great value, they come with ALL the adapters including active DP adapter for eyefinity, and with two large fans they are quite when I game.

I do not believe that I will sell these for Kepler when it comes, a pair of these allow me to game at 2560x1440 with AF and some FSAA.....

Enjoying my gaming more than ever..

My biggest thank you for this new generation from AMD has been the new FSAA and AF algorithms that have completely solved all the shimmering texture issues I observed in games like BF2BC, BF3 and Skyrim.

I am not even sure if Nvidia have solved this issue with Kepler...
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Old March 21, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I just ordered the Sapphire HD7870 today from Newegg. I had to request email notification when these cards were in stock because it seems they sell out fast on a daily basis. It will replace my still-running-nicely HD5850 (oc'd lock caused 2nd monitor to flicker, tho'). Hopefully I'll be slapping it into my system within the next 10 days as the card makes its milk run journey from wherever to my house. I shall update on performance once I have it.
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Old March 21, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I have ordered 2 7870 CU Tops from Asus, I will have these next week I have 2 right now but they are for a customers build, I am still waiting on the rest of my new system so I cant give a review yet:(
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My card arrived at the house today, faster than expected. I plan to install it tonight and by the weekend should have a personal review up if anyone is interested.
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