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I need people's opinions ASAP! I ordered a Powercolor 7870(Tahiti LE) EZ edition 3 days ago. And now, I can buy the Myst for the same price! Should I go for the Myst and reject the package for EZ? Is the Myst cooler really good for single card solution? Thanks!

Up to you. I honestly think that unless you specifically test both cards in your your rig, there not enough info out there right now to say whether one is better than the other.
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I paid $240(210afterMIR) for mine or basically 5 bucks more than this 7870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025 I had originally planned on using the Sapphire until I got a customer who wanted it. It OC'd @ 1150/1400. I was 2nd guessing this purchase when I noticed my issues but had a hunch it was driver/bios. I just ran a 1250/1600 OC in MSI Kombustor on it after a simple bios flash. I'm grinning ear to ear tonight after worrying all day.

IMO if you have the money in the budget I'm sure the 7950 is a better card especially if you need the extra gig of memory but anyone who's budget is in the 7870 range should consider these

Edit: backed my OC down to 1200/1600 was seeing some artifacts in 3dmark11 at the 1250 speeds
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I need people's opinions ASAP! I ordered a Powercolor 7870(Tahiti LE) EZ edition 3 days ago. And now, I can buy the Myst for the same price! Should I go for the Myst and reject the package for EZ? Is the Myst cooler really good for single card solution? Thanks!
Yea I got mine for 234.99 after all is said and done. Got it on a free shipping/10$ off/30$ mail in rebate from NCIX. Oc'd to 1200/1550 @ 1.225. At these speeds it pretty much matches the 7950, if not exceeds, for a bit more than 2/3 the price. I don't care if a hobo found a Tahiti core and fashioned this out of it, I love it.
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Up to you. I honestly think that unless you specifically test both cards in your your rig, there not enough info out there right now to say whether one is better than the other.
From what I have seen, and this is purely my opinion so take it with a grain of salt, the EZ is pretty much the same. There are more cards that poorly overclock than the Myst version and the EZ seems to run hotter because it doesn't exhaust out the back at all. Having said that theoretically they should be about equal in a normal scenario, once you upgrade the bios.
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From what I have seen, and this is purely my opinion so take it with a grain of salt, the EZ is pretty much the same. There are more cards that poorly overclock than the Myst version and the EZ seems to run hotter because it doesn't exhaust out the back at all. Having said that theoretically they should be about equal in a normal scenario, once you upgrade the bios.

Both have a similar vent on the I/O panel? So how come then the EZ has no rear exhaust while the Myst does? I thought the only difference was the the cooler material, plastic/rubber for EZ and metal for Myst...
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Hey guys I added 2 tabs for how many 7870 LEs you're running and another for your Power control settings.

 

Please send me a PM so I can update the list.

 

Edit: Need some more testing with Spreadsheet.

 

Also updated brand selection for PowerColor, separating the EZ and the Myst.


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Both have a similar vent on the I/O panel? So how come then the EZ has no rear exhaust while the Myst does? I thought the only difference was the the cooler material, plastic/rubber for EZ and metal for Myst...

EZ and Myst are both not designed to push air out the back.


The EZ has a more open air design which IMO will work better at cooling off the card providing the case has good air flow.
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EZ and Myst are both not designed to push air out the back.


The EZ has a more open air design which IMO will work better at cooling off the card providing the case has good air flow.

So I have the Raidmax Smilodon case which has 80mm side fan that blows air directly onto the video card....I would suppose you opinion sounds good as that what I was thinking too. But well I impulsively ordered the Myst and now cannot cancel my order! Will have both in hand. Might do some quick testing on both to see which one give better temps OC and return the inferior one!
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love these cards in crossfire they ran higher fps in tomb raiders benchmark than 1 titan did on the same spec . Got to love it 1/2 the price for 2 cards and more performance
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Here is what I have dialed my fresh built rig into after a couple hrs of tweaking will dial it in some more later:


Above is under full load this is what it idles at:


3Dmark11: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6267854
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ASIC quality for the dude who asked


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