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One review said that this was a 7930 and not a 7970....not sure of the validity of that statement but it's something to look into.

they said that because this card is a crippled 7950 not a 7870. That is why people are loving this card overclocked it will match or beat a gtx 670. At stock they perform only 2-8% less that a 7950
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I always thought Powercolor to be a cheap brand as well. When I took the chance on getting my 7950 from them to save $30 I had my doubts about it. It recently stopped working and the RMA process was actually very smooth. Smooth as EVGA's in my experience. I now have faith in Powercolor.
    
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I always thought Powercolor to be a cheap brand as well. When I took the chance on getting my 7950 from them to save $30 I had my doubts about it. It recently stopped working and the RMA process was actually very smooth. Smooth as EVGA's in my experience. I now have faith in Powercolor.

HIS has also been good to me, as far as support goes.
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just to be sure... these cant be flashed to 7950 right?
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just to be sure... these cant be flashed to 7950 right?

nope
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post #66 of 84
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'cheap' brands doesn't imply bad quality. If it's shroud is truly metal i'm stoked. Even ASUS doesn't do that but i absolutely hate the fact it's only got 1 FAN!!
The standard Powercolor 7870 GHz costs 317$ here and the 7870 Myst costs 329$. Go figure. Normally we get royally screwed in prices by all mfrs because we buy via shops via distributors like for example the sapphire 7870 XT costs 399$ here. Even bumping the exchange rate to (SGD1=USD1.3) doesn't make it look better

Metal shrouds aren't always good. For noise it can act as an amplifier.
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Metal shrouds aren't always good. For noise it can act as an amplifier.
But it oozes quality for me, someone like me wouldn't give a pig's arse about noise. It's fan switching frequency and phone charger switching frequency that gets me ridin' the hate train
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Received my cards the other day, after slowly learning the ATI side of things (and they do make some things more complicated than they should be) I've learned these cards are solid. They hit 70c in benchmarks at stock so sli and overclocking probably not to good an idea without more cooling. Here's my latest score stock clocks and powerplay disabled.
gtx480 sli score for comparison.
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Great card, and very nice deal, the only downside of this card is that memory chips are not cooled except for direct airflow. Performance wise it lands between 660ti and 670 closer to 660ti out of the box actually but like others said overclocks very well.. Even regular $230 is a pretty good deal so for this price its a steal. thumb.gif
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post #70 of 84
Hey for the same price, should a get a Sapphire XT or this? And is it dead silent when idle?
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