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post #21 of 33
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Whoa :O nice overclock!! Just what I was looking forward to.
Yep so in conclusion, I have the XFX, a HIS and the Sapphire, the Sapphire is non reference and XFX is the short version (which seems kind of hot)
I think I'll pick the Sapphire.
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Whoa :O nice overclock!! Just what I was looking forward to.
Yep so in conclusion, I have the XFX, a HIS and the Sapphire, the Sapphire is non reference and XFX is the short version (which seems kind of hot)
I think I'll pick the Sapphire.

Yes definitely go with the Sapphire over the short XFX. Like I said I tried both of the at different times and definitely like the one with the bloewer type fan. Runs alot cooler and seem to take to overclocks better.thumb.gif
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Cool! smile.gif Just what I thought!
Then I'll pick the Sapphire and I'll be waiting for users to post more overclock settings in order to test them as soon as I get the card (this tuesday)!
Thanks! You're awesome!
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5850 is better then 6870 when OC'd. If I remember well, 5850 stock is 725mhz and can go up to 1ghz. While 6870 is already at 900mhz and has trouble reaching 1ghz...
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5850 is better then 6870 when OC'd. If I remember well, 5850 stock is 725mhz and can go up to 1ghz. While 6870 is already at 900mhz and has trouble reaching 1ghz...

And clocks alone determine performance. rolleyes.gif

If you use your card for gaming, get the newest model that fits your budget. The market isn't standing still, never has, and it won't until we start projecting ourselves into a parallel/alternate reality.

To be honest. You might want to shoot for something with 2 gb of memory, because when the new consoles are released 1gb cards are going to start choking on the textures pretty quick. It might blow your budget out of the water now, but you won't be spending the same amount all over again nearly as soon.
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post #26 of 33
5850 d00d..especially since it's Sapphire cool.gif
ermm..my 5850 was erm..scoring quite a bit higher in Furmark than 6870s
It has a lot more shaders..400-plus
 
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Furmark is a bench. Actual game framerates will be higher on the 6870 than 5850, but not by very much. My point is, both of these cards are old, both of them are on their way out the door. Which is he going to have to upgrade first?

Buying a new, but older, card twice costs more than buying a newer card once. Or in this case, stretches out the time until he upgrades a bit further.
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All my problems have been with the Short All Black Gen 2 XFX 6870s, Fan gone noisy and 1st one gave graphic glitches in games. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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All my problems have been with the Short All Black Gen 2 XFX 6870s, Fan gone noisy and 1st one gave graphic glitches in games. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Yes I agree with you I had the Black short XFX 6870 and it was junk! I now have a first revision reference 6870 with the stock blower type fan and I love this card. It overclocks nicely and I play all my games MW3,BF3,Crysis1-2 Warhead all at the highest settings possible on a 23" 1080 monitor and I get very good frame rates. I know there are alot of diferent reviews out there with diferent benchmark scores but to be honest with you to me the best benchmark I have ever used is actual Real Time Seat of Your Pants Sitting in front of your pc playing the game of your choice at full blast and not having a glitch. FurMark,3dmark ,Heaven I've tried them all and for the scores they've given me don't coincide with what I see and feel when I'm actually using my machine. I was looking to buy a 6970 or even a 6950 till the prices on the 7000 series came down alil but after playing with my clocks alil and adding better cooling. I'm sticking with my 6870 and just adding a second one for a good while. I don't see the need in spending $500 plus on a video card when I can get another one and run crossfire with mine for about $150 and get great performance.smile.gif Just my opinion though;)
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Yes I agree with you I had the Black short XFX 6870 and it was junk! I now have a first revision reference 6870 with the stock blower type fan and I love this card. It overclocks nicely and I play all my games MW3,BF3,Crysis1-2 Warhead all at the highest settings possible on a 23" 1080 monitor and I get very good frame rates. I know there are alot of diferent reviews out there with diferent benchmark scores but to be honest with you to me the best benchmark I have ever used is actual Real Time Seat of Your Pants Sitting in front of your pc playing the game of your choice at full blast and not having a glitch. FurMark,3dmark ,Heaven I've tried them all and for the scores they've given me don't coincide with what I see and feel when I'm actually using my machine. I was looking to buy a 6970 or even a 6950 till the prices on the 7000 series came down alil but after playing with my clocks alil and adding better cooling. I'm sticking with my 6870 and just adding a second one for a good while. I don't see the need in spending $500 plus on a video card when I can get another one and run crossfire with mine for about $150 and get great performance.smile.gif Just my opinion though;)

Hey, the Sapphire 7970 OC is only $450 on the egg right now if anything under 500 goes. biggrin.gif
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