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post #21 of 35
Save yourself 100$ and get a 7850. Only difference between 7870 and 7850 is 256 stream processors, they clock the exact same (860mhz on 7850 is too low).
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post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by h0thead132 View Post

I have a pair of 5770's with that cooler, don't knock it. I can crank mine up to whatever I want and they stay well below 80°C even in my old Rosewill heat-box case

On a 5770 the heat load is completely different than on a 7870.

If you plan on sticking with stock speeds the HIS cooler is perfectly fine. But once you raise the voltage the temps will absolutely skyrocket.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by kow_ciller View Post

On a 5770 the heat load is completely different than on a 7870.
If you plan on sticking with stock speeds the HIS cooler is perfectly fine. But once you raise the voltage the temps will absolutely skyrocket.

You can overclock without raising temps, though. Hm... I'm wondering whether that HIS 7870 is worth it. I could get a 7850 with awesome cooling, or the HIS 7870 with not-so-great cooling.
post #24 of 35
I'd get the 7870 and run it with a low overclock.

Then you can always slap an aftermarket cooler on it later and overclock the hell out of it if you need more performance.
post #25 of 35
In terms of price/performance, there's simply no contest get a custom cooled 7850, and OC it, they run cool and quiet even when oc'ed, there's no way on earth the 7870 is worth the extra money, there's not that much in it.
post #26 of 35
msi 7850 power edition

I keep saying this alot these days!
But really, that card is short, silent, cool and ocs like a beast and have alot of tweaking options.
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post

msi 7850 power edition
I keep saying this alot these days!
But really, that card is short, silent, cool and ocs like a beast and have alot of tweaking options.

That actually seems like a good idea, sadly the card is not available for sale in the U.S.
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by GunMetal View Post

I doubt that, I really think that 7850 is the best price-performance ratio in its price range. I've seen very good reviews with this card especially the Sapphire one.

Radeon HD 7850 needs to be at USD 200 and the HD 7870 at USD 300. Whereas a card like the sapphire HD 7950 OC (950 Mhz) is a good buy at USD 410

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1551&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

from the product page
"The new design is HD 7970 class that enables more head room for overclocking"

This card has the same power delivery as the sapphire HD 7970 OC (8pin + 6 pin). excellent dual x cooler . With sapphire trixx this card is begging to be OC'd. smile.gif Clock for clock HD 7950 is slightly slower (3 - 5%) than HD 7970. This card should hit 1150 - 1200 Mhz and is a single GPU beast.
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post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

Radeon HD 7850 needs to be at USD 200 and the HD 7870 at USD 300. Whereas a card like the sapphire HD 7950 OC (950 Mhz) is a good buy at USD 410
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1551&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
from the product page
"The new design is HD 7970 class that enables more head room for overclocking"
This card has the same power delivery as the sapphire HD 7970 OC (8pin + 6 pin). excellent dual x cooler . With sapphire trixx this card is begging to be OC'd. smile.gif Clock for clock HD 7950 is slightly slower (3 - 5%) than HD 7970. This card should hit 1150 - 1200 Mhz and is a single GPU beast.

I'm not made out of money though. tongue.gif
post #30 of 35
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Alright guys, I think I'll go for the 7850 Power Edition once it's available in the U.S. I'd only really go for the 7870 if it was $300 - but it's not.
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