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    Best 7870 GHZ Brand

    Hey guys. I am planning on upgrading another machine of mine with a 7870 ghz edition video card.

    I have basically narrowed down my search between 3 cards.

    GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125418

    XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150605

    HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161404

    I am really torn at the moment on which card I would prefer. The XFX would like nice in my case, as I prefer that look. '

    This card will be used for heavy gaming on a 1680x1050 display with (hopefully) ultra settings with a AMD Phenom II x4 970 @ 3.5 ghz.

    Which one should I pick up? I do plan to possibly crossfire them later for more performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moddy View Post
    GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125418
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    Why is a single fan solution better than a 2-3 fan solution? Also I am going to want to crossfire these later and they seem to be vacant on Newegg, so not sure this XT version is the best idea.

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    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...T-7870XT2&c=CJ ?

    Also no point paying extra for a GHz card when you easily can overclock them yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moddy View Post
    Why is a single fan solution better than a 2-3 fan solution? Also I am going to want to crossfire these later and they seem to be vacant on Newegg, so not sure this XT version is the best idea.
    if plans for CF single fan (blower type) is better for cooling vs multiple fans just pushing hot air into your case.
    XT /TE is just the name for a better revision of the chip used which yield better performance compared to other 7870's (even Ghz iirc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...T-7870XT2&c=CJ ?

    Also no point paying extra for a GHz card when you easily can overclock them yourself.
    Thought they were better binned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moddy View Post
    Also I am going to want to crossfire these later
    It's really bad idea.

    1) more heat and noise
    2) poor performance in games that don't support CF vs single better card
    3) AMD drivers have still big problems with CF frame lag (there are beta versions, but no generic fix yet)
    4) resale value of midrange cards is zero in few years, but if you'd get single 7950 it will retain some of it's value
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    CF'ing 7870's with an aftermarkt cooler is fine and nothing to worry about, really. Heat you'll barely notice it except if your case has poor airflow. Had a 6970 & 6950 in CF and I haven't noticed more noise tbh, it just depends of the fan profile you have and especially the space between the cards but noticed the exhausted fans in the case blowing a lot of more heat which is normal..

    Coolers like DC2 are still blowing some heat off from the back so it isn't fully dumping everything in the case.
    Last edited by Faithh; 2013-05-05 at 11:08 PM.

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    For the price of some 7870GHZ cards you can actually get a 7870XT which is like 10% better.

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