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post #1 of 10
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I need more info regarding the 7800 series cards, i have a single GTX 480 right now, and i really like the 7800 series cards, i could push to a 7950, but i could do with not spending that much in all honesty, and i am a very experienced overclocker, so any gain i could get from OC'ing a 7870, i will do it..

Please, sell me on the 7800 series cards, if it is possible, i need solid proof, to compare to my 480, use the GTX 580 as an example, as mine is overclocked smile.gif
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An HD7870 oc'd is 5% faster than a stock GTX580 but if you are going to get a 7800 series card, then go with the HD7870 XT. The HD7870XT uses the Tahiti LE chip and can reach 7970's speed when oc'd.
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WOOOOOT

7970 speeds?

Sorry, i really need to ask for some proof here, but if it is true, i am already sold drool.gif
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@ OP

if you sell your 480.... Let me know, i am looking for a spare gpu
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post #5 of 10
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Hmmm, it is not exactly stock........not even by a small amount.........

See here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1210759/the-most-beautiful-graphic-card/430



I am not thinking of selling it just yet though.
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post #6 of 10
Yeah the 7870xt's are only around 250 bucks and also comes with free games
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363384855&sr=8-1&keywords=7870xt

If you overclock it to 1150-1250 you will have a pretty solid upgrade and more v-ram to work with as well.
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Here is good amd 7870 tahiti LE review

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/

I am not sure how much gtx 480 worth in UK, but I sold my gtx 480 for $140 recently. Powercolor 7870 Tahiti LE was like $220 not too long ago in US. Of course, it was on sale.
7870 can be crossfired with 7900 series card because they use 7900 PCB. It's very close to 7950 performance, but only 2gb.
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Have you got yhe std bios on it or is it modded??
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My 480 has been bios flashed many times, including flashing a 580 bios to it, it has never failed or bricked, and has posted some mega high overclocks on Air in the past, all the way upto 950mhz on the core, it has 1 memory chip heatsink missing, and i would recommend getting some new VRM heatsinks, that is the only quibble with the 480.
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