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post #11 of 33
Im in the process of RMA'ing my second XFX HD6870 2 GB because the fan has started to rattle after 2mths. The first 1 lasted 3mths before it started artifacting in games thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #12 of 33
the 6870 and 5850 is actually pretty equal. anandtech is just overrating on some benches. but the 6870 wins in tessellation because its newer. i would choose whatever is cheaper. but if $20 is ok for you to spend anyway, get the 6870. just to share i had a 5850 reference that can be oced to 850/1200MHz on stock volts. comparable to a 5870 in performance. im pretty sure the 5850 Xtreme can be oced to 850/1200MHz easily too.
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Yeah, that's what I read and the reason of this thread, because I read that when the 5850 got overclocked, it achieved very similar perfomance to 5850, but I think I'll take the 6870.
How easy does this card gets overclocked?
post #14 of 33
I have the XFX reference 6870 and In love it. If I could get another one at a decent price I would. But the first revision XFX the red and black card not the all black ones. The all black ones are the ones that people are saying are not good overclockers. I have pushed mine pretty hard and never had an issue. At the moment my rig is down while I redo some of my watercooling and a few other goodies. But when I get it back online I'll post some pics with results of the overclock for you. Trust me as an owner of bother the all black xfx and red and black ones I would go with the older revision.thumb.gif
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post #15 of 33
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Thanks biggrin.gif I knew that there are two versions or revisions, and I was looking also for a difference between both of them. Thanks for telling me! Sadly the one I could buy is the black version, but I'll try to find the first revision.
I'll be waiting for your post to see how much overclock can I apply (makes things easier to have a reference).
Thanks!!
post #16 of 33
some XFX models overheat most of times when OCing depending on model
post #17 of 33
Just as another reference for you ... I have a Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme and can overclock to 930/1200 on stock volts.

I don't play many games though .. a bit of Skyrim now and again which this card handles easily!
     
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Originally Posted by llort14 View Post

Thanks biggrin.gif I knew that there are two versions or revisions, and I was looking also for a difference between both of them. Thanks for telling me! Sadly the one I could buy is the black version, but I'll try to find the first revision.
I'll be waiting for your post to see how much overclock can I apply (makes things easier to have a reference).
Thanks!!

No problem glad I can help in any way possible. As soon as my rig is back online I'll post some numbers for you. I should have it all done tonight. I don't remember off the top of my head the exact numbers of the overclocks I've tried but I know they were pretty impresive and stable. Anyway I'll show you when I'm back online. If you do find somewhere we can get some first version 6870's for not o much cash I'd apreciate a heads up if they have enough for you and me of course.thumb.gifthumb.gif
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No problem glad I can help in any way possible. As soon as my rig is back online I'll post some numbers for you. I should have it all done tonight. I don't remember off the top of my head the exact numbers of the overclocks I've tried but I know they were pretty impresive and stable. Anyway I'll show you when I'm back online. If you do find somewhere we can get some first version 6870's for not o much cash I'd apreciate a heads up if they have enough for you and me of course.thumb.gifthumb.gif

Guys, updating my options of the 6870:
-A XFX but revision 2 (yeah, the short-black one)
-A Sapphire rev 1.1 (the one that has the big cooler, like a turbine xD)

Sapphire is better I guess?
EDIT: This one is the Sapphire:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1037&pid=496&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
Edited by llort14 - 5/12/12 at 6:22pm
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I have the sapphire 6870 with the typical fan. I'm sitting at 1000/1160 with 1.21 volts. I could probably go higher, I'm just a scerry berry when it comes to overvolting graphics cards.

On air with high ambient temps, furmark will push the card to 70-71c. Also where the fan conveniently peaks with my settings in Trixx.

Edit: If you go for really high clocks on it you could possibly have power supply issues. I had a cheaper 600 PSU not too long ago, and if I really pushed the card to it's max in furmark it'd shut my PSU down exactly as everything hit 100%.

Not likely to happen with an OCZ 600 watt unless you end up adding a bunch of other stuff though.
Edited by Ganf - 5/12/12 at 7:00pm
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500gb, WD caviar blue OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD 24x dvdrw XSPC RASA RX360 kit 
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Windows 7 23" Acer Rosewill RK9000 w/MX cherry black switches PC Power and cooling 950w 
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