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http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?p=633885
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WORLD Exclusive 7870 Tahiti LE GHz Edition Deal!
Hi Guys,

It's only natural that we bring you another amazing Tahiti LE deal since we have been doing for a while now. Stocks on other brands have almost but depleted now - some floating about but prices naturally have gone up. So, after some digging XFX have a limited amount of their own Tahiti LE card.. and it's only coming to Aria.

This is a little different that your usual Tahiti LE cards. Rather than messing about with the BIOS boost clocks, XFX have instead wacked it up to 1GHz on the core 24/7. Combine this with the dual fan Double DD cooler, this is one beast of a card with much overclock potenial.

Better still, we are giving away 4 FREE games with this card for a limited time only and/or while stocks last. You get Tomb Raider, BioShock, FarCry 3 and FarCry3 Blood Dragon (AMD will email you the latter after May 1st).

Only 200 available which will be gone quick. Don't hang about too long.

Stock lands this week, pre-order from today!


XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition (Tahiti LE) OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card [FX-787A-CNAC] + 4 FREE GAMES!



+ 4 FREE GAMES! Core Clock: 1000MHz, Memory Clock: 4800MHz, Processors: 1536, DirectX 11, CrossFireX Ready, Connectivity: 2x Mini-DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 2x DVI.

BUY NOW - £179.99 inc. VAT
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?p=633885

and
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/AMD+Radeon/Radeon+HD+7870+Tahiti+LE/XFX+Double+D+Radeon+HD+7870+GHz+Edition+%28Tahiti+LE%29+OC+2GB+GDDR5+Graphics+Card+%5BFX-787A-CNAC%5D+%2B+4+FREE+GAMES%21+?productId=55140

I can't find the post atm but over on the AMD section of OCN someone posted that they saw the BIOS on TPU

edit: http://www.overclock.net/t/1373543/official-7870-tahiti-le-xt-owners-club/390#post_19670690

edit 2: guess it's been posted, http://www.overclock.net/t/1373543/official-7870-tahiti-le-xt-owners-club/900#post_19765086
Edited by AlphaC - 4/16/13 at 10:00am
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To bad it's not coming to the states....
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Double Dissipation isn't the greatest cooler but XFX has more than decent warranty (double lifetime) if you put an aftermarket cooler wink.gif

Powercolor/Sapphire = 2years

Their support page is back up, http://www.xfxsupport.com/
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Sometimes there is a bit of confusion regarding our video card warranty so I wanted to come right out and clarify. If you live in the US or Canada our video cards come with a Double Lifetime Modder Friendly warranty. This basically means the video card is under warranty for as long as you own it and if you give it away or sell it, the second owner also has a lifetime warranty (helps with resell value). Modder friendly means we do not mind if you overclock the video card or change out the fan as long as the video card is not physically damaged and you keep the original hardware (in case you ever need an RMA).
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?187571-XFX-Warranty&s=368da0d5c595b380afcfee086faa9ec0

That's not to say they don't have issues
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Well, I have two of the XFX 7970 GE DD cards and can partly understand the bad-mouth talk about "our" Double D's. First there is no BIOS switch present, not a big deal, but it clearly shows a "one feature less" attitude compared to other Radeon cards. Second the newer DDs (at least the 7970's) are voltage locked.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1331663/xfx-black-double-dissipation-club/90

(not even including the poor cooling / supposed noise on Tahiti cards using the same cooler as Pitcairns)
Edited by AlphaC - 4/16/13 at 10:07am
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Not sure what's up with these lame factory clocks. Gotta Gigabyte 7870 at 1100mhz. Can't imagine it being a big deal to have a 1ghz 7870
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Not sure what's up with these lame factory clocks. Gotta Gigabyte 7870 at 1100mhz. Can't imagine it being a big deal to have a 1ghz 7870

This is a 7870 Tahiti LE, it is using a Tahiti LE(1536 shader units) chip instead of the smaller Pitcairin XT(1280 shader units) Chip used for normal 7870. This(1000mhz core) is probably the highest factory clocked Tahiti LE part so far( Sapphire/Power color have theirs run 925 mhz core/975 mhz boost).
Edited by sherlock - 4/16/13 at 10:46am
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^ It's a Tahiti LE HD 7870

The reason why XFX has low clocks is because they don't heatsink their stuff like Sapphire/MSI Power Edition does, they use 80mm/90mm? fans on Tahiti GPUs like they do on their Pitcairn HD 7850/HD7870 stuff.

Small fan results in high fan speeds, end result:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5476/amd-radeon-7950-review/17


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/51109-xfx-hd-7950-black-edition-double-dissipation-review-12.html
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With the cooler removed, we can see the business side of the 7950 Black Edition. To the right of the PCB we note that XFX have upgraded all of the power components to include solid capacitors, ferrite core chokes and behind the scenes there is a 20z copper layer over the 1oz standard. All of these upgrades lower the cards temperatures, increase the power efficiency, reduce the power noise that is typically heard when a card is under full load and yet again allows for a better overclock.
http://www.eteknix.com/xfx-radeon-hd-7950-black-edition-overclocked-3gb-graphics-card-review/4/

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An impressive overclock to 1,138mhz from the core which translates to around 26 percent.
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/xfx-hd7950-black-edition-overlocked-review/22/

It could also be an overuse of paste:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/radeon-hd-7970-crossfirex_3.html

Edited by AlphaC - 4/16/13 at 10:55am
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Come on . . . bring it across the pond. This company won't even ship here.

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Once you add shipping that's £188.33, I'd rather get a "real" HD 7950 to X-Fire with the one I have...

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I bought one of these and I also purchased an XFX core edition, they are both the same board and specs, and also developed the same fault!!



I am currently waiting to hear direct from XFX regarding this, however if you have one or two, and you are struggling to get solid performance and crashes in just about anything you play, check out the row of capacitors and next to them the smaller surface mount caps, This could be a wider issue, there was reports of manufacturers using sub standard capacitors on the first initial release of the 7870 and I reckon somewhere along the line these may have filtered through the line to the new revision "non reference boards". I will keep you posted on the outcome.
    
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