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How does this card being a year old stand up to the newer cards? is it still around mid level in performance? Does it over clock well?
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You're gonna have to be more specific about that rolleyes.gif I used to have a Sapphire HD 7870 GHz OC Edition, and it was a little bomb! It spanked every game I ever tried to play with it wink.gif I thought it was a firecracker, and then I bought a 7970... And I was blown away biggrin.gif but the Sapphire versions of the 7870 are usually pretty quiet, and good performers smile.gif over clocking on those cards to a certain extent is pretty good, I've always had a good experience with them, but to a certain point, it just depends on if you got a good chip or not thumb.gif

Can you provide us with your processor and motherboard? That might help smile.gif
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I have the 7870 and using it now (not to it's full potential)


my specs are down below... seriously lol

I have the card, and I plan on buying a new rig prob a new i7 and debating if I should keep this card or sell it for a better one.
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Ahhh schwoops tongue.gif I'd honestly wait to sell it, and see how it performs on the i7 rig you are proposing, it'll probably get a big boost then smile.gif what's the exact model of 7870, and what program are you using to OC it?
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I'm in the same boat as Ledzepp, I too have owned the 7870 and now own the 7970. I however don't notice a difference in performance. I will say that I'm not really much of gamer though, I only bought the 7970 because I have issues lol. Most of the PC games i play could be played just fine on a Pentium 4 and are DOS based lol.

Keep the card man. Its a good one.
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I recently just bought a 7870 XT with the Boost from Sapphire, I love it, only been a week tho. So idk if it's gonna last. Clocked it up to 1150 from the stock 1050. Works Crysis 2 and Tomb Raider on max fun stuff. Def worth the price in my book since it tends to beat out the 660Ti which is 50$ more.
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