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Sapphire dual fan 7870 Ghz Ed vs Powercolor 7870 Tahiti for 1080p

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As title reads. Which one would serve best? Price difference is $15.

Sapphire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
Powercolor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131487


It'll be paired up with a 8320, will do some mild overclocking on GPU.
Edited by OptimusCaik - 3/17/13 at 3:55pm
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Get the sapphire. The cooler will be much better and they are a great AMD brand.
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Get the sapphire. The cooler will be much better and they are a great AMD brand.

What I am wondering about mainly is the performance difference Tahiti might have over the regular 7870s. Is $15 worth it? Is this the card people refer to as a "7930"?
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The PowerColor uses the Tahiti LE chip, which performs slightly below a 7950.

That means, quite a notch faster than a 7870.
   
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post #5 of 17
Yes the Tahiti is better, it should be considered more of a 7930 Because of the performance difference. and for $15 you can't go wrong.
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Don't both of these cards contain the Tahiti GPU? The Ghz(LE) edition of the 7870 contains the Tahiti chipset as well correct?
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Don't both of these cards contain the Tahiti GPU? The Ghz(LE) edition of the 7870 contains the Tahiti chipset as well correct?

No the 7870 Ghz edition is plain Pitcairn XT GPU,




the 7870 XT or joker or Tahiti LE contains a Tahiti LE GPU.


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Don't both of these cards contain the Tahiti GPU? The Ghz(LE) edition of the 7870 contains the Tahiti chipset as well correct?

No, the 7870GHz is just a 7870 clocked at 1GHz corespeed.

The PowerColor uses a Tahiti LE chip, while the Sapphire uses the regular 7870.
   
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No the Ghz edition is plain Pitcairin XT GPU,




the 7870 Tahiti LE contains a Tahiti LE GPU.

Hmmm. I'm probably just getting it mixed up with the Sapphire 7870 XT then.
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Go with the PowerColor.
Both cards are the same price w/ rebates, so you may as well get the one with more performance (Tahiti LE).
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