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So i feel like an IDIOT returned my MSI 6870 for a xfx core 6870! Shoot me please (lol)  

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So This xfx core edition radeon 6870 hd cannot overclock very well! This card can barely increase 25 mhz core and 25 mhz memory before i get a freeze-up during gaming,the msi on the other hand did alot better and never froze but it did run about 25 degrees hotter then my HIS ice q card for some reason..... I have 30 days to make-up my mind if i wanna keep the card or return it put some more money down and get like a 7950 or 7970 hopefully...They do work well in crossfire I must admit but i just got over a MAJOR issue i couldnt get my cf to work at all-I dont know if it had something to do with amd updating the drivers,something i did? But thats the reason i took my msi 6870 back just to find out the xfx does the same exact thing! Lol.Its cool and all to have dual gpus but if iam gonna run into driver issues like this again I dont think i wanna deal with it anymore,maybe ill just go single I dont know anymore? I got the single fan xfx core edition everyone complains about beacuse that was the only other version of the 6870 tiger direct had in stock. Like I said i have 30 days and (IF IT DIES IT DIES) IVAN DRAGO STYLE lol,ill return it and get something else.... Suicide run? lol
     
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Personally I would just return it and get your money back.. deal with a single 6870 until you can save up for a 7950/70. I have owned 4 xfx cards in the past (2x 8800GTS 2x 6870's) and they all were miserable overclockers, and two of them died random deaths before the warranty was up, keep in mind this is just my experience but it has soured me enough to make me swear away from them forever.
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lulz. Yeah that card is terrible. I had two, neither oc'd worth a damn, PCB is ultra cheap in terms of build quality, and both had fans that died in less than a year.
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post #4 of 39
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Yeah honestly even my 6570s had more headroom for overclocking then these xfx.....Its ok the way i see it is i put my money down to rent a gpu for 30 days lol,yeah theres no way iam keeping this thing its terrible! So u guys say a 7950 or 7970 huh>? I agree completly why mess around with anything else and take a gamble! On a side note tough today on new-egg I saw HIS made a new card 7850 (4 gb) that is tempting! But i wonder if its only a gimick then actually a performer?Anyone had a chance to check that card out yet?
     
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post #5 of 39
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I will get back like $156 for the xfx or $160- plus i have $100 dollars put away so iam at $250-$260 i saw a few 7950s that go for $300 dollars I wouldnt mind having- How would u guys say the 7950s scale in crossfire? And also how many 7950s can u run 2,3,4? The 7970 might be outta reach for me 4 now.... Is there a pirticular 7950 that stands out among the rest? Like the best overclocker? HIS has a really nice refrence 7950 i can pick-up.... excited!!!!!
     
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Don't do a suicide run and return it if it breaks... 

    
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HD 7950 will demolish 2 x HD 6870s. 2 x HD7950 are a powerhouse and if you buy now you get 2 free games.
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Iam gonna return it wether it breaks or not beacuse it cant overclock wotrth of damm- I dont know man are u saying 1 7950 will demolish 6870 cf or 7950 cf vs 6870cf? Only reason i ask is beacuse ive perosonally seen 6870 cf beat a 7950 (single card) at many games.... not on higher resolution of course.Yeah if they perform good iam game to try 2 of them! Cant wait!
     
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post #9 of 39
4GB on a 7850 is pretty useless.
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XFX is a UK company... i would get somehting that is more local to you for rma and support (evga or asus somehting liek that).

i am nto going to comment on the card as i have never had one and also i hate ati cards... so i will not say a thing there.
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