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Thanks for reply. Are you seeing much benifit in gaming with OCing your CPU while using 1920x1080 res?
to be hounest not much but it depends on the game
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Just FYI every single person on here whos had an XFX 78xx has said the coolers on em SUCK. Supposed to be just god awful coolers. Don't keep it it that cool so you have to crank it up. And its supposedly REALLY LOUD and vibrate a lot. Pretty much every persons posts i've read regarding this say if you wanna get an XFX you better change the cooler or go water.
Just keep it in mind amigo!
Strange, I have that exact same card and when cranked up it isn't REALLY LOUD at all and seems to cool just fine for me. I also have my card overclocked and voltage increased. Only time I can hear it is if I have the room absolutely silent and crank it up without any game volume and even then it's nothing loud by any means. Of course if I'm sitting in a quiet room not playing a game at any volume then why am I cranking up the card? lol. Playing games at a moderate to low volume drowns out any noise the card could make.
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Hey guys, i'm a bit confused and i need your help. Got a sweet deal for a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition and i'm seriously thinking of selling my 7850 (i have actually found a buyer already and i could sell it for the same price i'll get the 7870). i have two questions though. First of all, is the upgrade really worth it? Second, i've read that a lot of Sapphire 7870 owners had issues with their cards due to poor quality capacitors. The card i found is the newer revision, which supposedly is problem free. Does anyone own it, so i can confirm it?

Ps. I'm talking about this one. http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1160&pid=1700&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
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Hey guys, i'm a bit confused and i need your help. Got a sweet deal for a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition and i'm seriously thinking of selling my 7850 (i have actually found a buyer already and i could sell it for the same price i'll get the 7870). i have two questions though. First of all, is the upgrade really worth it? Second, i've read that a lot of Sapphire 7870 owners had issues with their cards due to poor quality capacitors. The card i found is the newer revision, which supposedly is problem free. Does anyone own it, so i can confirm it?
Ps. I'm talking about this one. http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1160&pid=1700&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
7850 to a 7870 is a big jump. not sure about the Sapphire issues though
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What a turn of events! My original buyer of 560 Ti back out night before we would meet. Then immediately I arrange to sell it with someone else, which happens to be one of my former boss. biggrin.gif We just completed the deal. I would buy XFX 7870 but have to wait till Monday to order. It's just a matter of time. smile.gif

Since I don't have a video card (my mobo doesn't have video output), I borrowed a 5670 from my friend. Actually that card was my old card I sold to him. biggrin.gif


I saw this one card which is $49 cheaper than the XFX 7870. What I like about it is the backplate, able to compete with both 660ti and 7950 (since it is overclocked), quiet fans, and good temperature. TPU has a good review of this card.





Anyone have thoughts about it?


EDIT: I think it does have passive VRM cooling based on this pic.


Edited by momonz - 11/30/12 at 7:32am
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Hey guys, i'm a bit confused and i need your help. Got a sweet deal for a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition and i'm seriously thinking of selling my 7850 (i have actually found a buyer already and i could sell it for the same price i'll get the 7870). i have two questions though. First of all, is the upgrade really worth it? Second, i've read that a lot of Sapphire 7870 owners had issues with their cards due to poor quality capacitors. The card i found is the newer revision, which supposedly is problem free. Does anyone own it, so i can confirm it?
Ps. I'm talking about this one. http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1160&pid=1700&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

I had to RMA my old one because of this issue (was one of the first batch, apparently), and the one they replaced it with has had zero problems! I love this card so far; the cooler is excellent and quiet. All around a great card.

If you know it's a newer version card, don't sweat, they are great.

That might not be a reference model, just a heads up. The one I have looks to be quite a bit larger than the one you linked.

The one based on the reference model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983
Edited by SectorNine50 - 11/30/12 at 8:25am
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I had to RMA my old one because of this issue (was one of the first batch, apparently), and the one they replaced it with has had zero problems! I love this card so far; the cooler is excellent and quiet. All around a great card.
If you know it's a newer version card, don't sweat, they are great.
That might not be a reference model, just a heads up. The one I have looks to be quite a bit larger than the one you linked.
The one based on the reference model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983


Thanks for replying. It seems that Sapphire released the one i linked less than a month ago

http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Radeon-HD-7870-GHz-Sapphire-Graphics-Card-Inbound-303913.shtml

I compared the product code of the website i'll be buying it from with other stores and as it seems it's the same card. After doing some research on Sapphire forums i found out that one of the guys who got a replacement for his faulty 7870, got this exact card and it seems to be working fine. Let's hope that it actually is the "correct" one and i won't have to RMA after a while.

Edit
Just noticed the specs on their website and you were right it is smaller than the reference model.
Edited by pac08 - 11/30/12 at 9:47am
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Thanks for replying. It seems that Sapphire released the one i linked less than a month ago
http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Radeon-HD-7870-GHz-Sapphire-Graphics-Card-Inbound-303913.shtml
I compared the product code of the website i'll be buying it from with other stores and as it seems it's the same card. After doing some research on Sapphire forums i found out that one of the guys who got a replacement for his faulty 7870, got this exact card and it seems to be working fine. Let's hope that it actually is the "correct" one and i won't have to RMA after a while.
Edit
Just noticed the specs on their website and you were right it is smaller than the reference model.

new model ?

I got my replacement yesterday and it's the same as before. I just hope it's from a fixed batch
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new model ?
I got my replacement yesterday and it's the same as before. I just hope it's from a fixed batch

Sapphire released an HD7870 that is smaller than the ones we have. If they sent you a new card, I can only assume it is from the new batch. They acknowledge that there is a problem, and have been fixing them quietly.
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