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Which is the better deal XFX 7850 Double D or the 7870 Core edition for $30 more. I really do not plan on overclocking but will be running eyefinity on 3 24" landscaped?
How much will the double D add to card longevity and cooling?

get the 7870 if your not planning to overclock otherwise get the 7850 and overclock it to 7870 speeds and save $30

Also the DD fans are inaudible @ 50% speed and my 7850 @1200/1450 peaks at 63 C on a custom fan profile
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Hi guys,

I should be receiving my 7850 today and was just wondering where I could find a good custom fan profile. I believe I am going to be using asusgpu tweak for my ocing. Additionally, what is the best way to test card stability? I have read going up 25 mhz clock increments while running furmark or kombuster in window until you see artifacts then backing down 25 mhz and running heaven benchmark is a good way?
post #1273 of 4099
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Which is the better deal XFX 7850 Double D or the 7870 Core edition for $30 more. I really do not plan on overclocking but will be running eyefinity on 3 24" landscaped?
How much will the double D add to card longevity and cooling?

I would suggest you go for one of these 2 models

HIS IceQ HD 7870 - USD 243 (after promo code and mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161410

MSI HD 7870 - USD 260 (after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

The XFX HD 7870 does not have as good a cooler as these 2 cards. MSI has the 3 yr warranty compared to HIS 2 yr warranty . So if you value the brand / customer support go for MSI. otherwise pick HIS.
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Hi guys,
I should be receiving my 7850 today and was just wondering where I could find a good custom fan profile. I believe I am going to be using asusgpu tweak for my ocing. Additionally, what is the best way to test card stability? I have read going up 25 mhz clock increments while running furmark or kombuster in window until you see artifacts then backing down 25 mhz and running heaven benchmark is a good way?

Also test your in games as well, on numerous occasions my card has passed heaven and 3dmark and the crashed during gameplay.
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Also test your in games as well, on numerous occasions my card has passed heaven and 3dmark and the crashed during gameplay.

Kk cool. Thanks for the quick reply. Any idea on the custom fan setup? I am using a visiontek brand card which I haven't seen a whole lot of info on in general.
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Here's my custom fan profile, card peaks @ 63C with this. For the best results go for a balance of Temps/Noise

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Awesome. Would saphire trixx be better than gputweak for ocing? I've heard msi afterburner is the best but doesnt give you quite the control of trixx or gputweak?
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I only use trixx because afterburner and gputweak dont allow me to adjust the voltage on my card, otherwise i would use afterburner
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but trixx has no in game monitoring system frown.gif
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Got a question, I cant seem to overclock my Asus 7870 anymore ;O
It worked before, but had to reinstall windows and installed the latest 12.6 drivers.

But no matter what I do the core and memory is still on default.

I tried unlock it in CCC, overclock it both there and in afterburner, but it still wont go above the default in heaven,games, occt etc.

Gpu-Z list my clock on both core and memory, but does not go up ;O

No idea what I missed since it worked before no problems.

Edit: Downgraded to 12.4 and now its working, I so regret I bought AMD again, said never again amd/ati and yet again its just problems with drivers and crap.
Edited by Nivity - 8/1/12 at 5:00am
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