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The Sapphire XT is one of the better Tahiti LEs (unofficial 7930), and for the money - it doesn't make too much sense to buy a std 7870 unless it's going to clock like a monster.
You can get an aftermarket cooler for the MYST or the EZ Powercolor editions if you're unsatisfied w/ their cooling; the EZ performs a bit better IIRC.
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The Sapphire XT is one of the better Tahiti LEs (unofficial 7930), and for the money - it doesn't make too much sense to buy a std 7870 unless it's going to clock like a monster.
You can get an aftermarket cooler for the MYST or the EZ Powercolor editions if you're unsatisfied w/ their cooling; the EZ performs a bit better IIRC.

EZ just has less robust cooling.
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EZ just has less robust cooling.

between EZ and Myst are they different in terms of bench and cooling? also ive never had an experience with PowerColor what do you think of it in general?
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between EZ and Myst are they different in terms of bench and cooling? also ive never had an experience with PowerColor what do you think of it in general?

The powercolour cards run hot compared to the sapphire but a cheaper. the EZ and Myst are the same as far as benches. If you can cough up the extra cash for the sapphire XT i'd go for it.
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thanks for your opinion wolf!!! so you say if you OC the Tahiti it will be way better than if you OC the standard version?....
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thanks for your opinion wolf!!! so you say if you OC the Tahiti it will be way better than if you OC the standard version?....

Wouldn't say WAY better but still notably better. If you clock the XT to lets say 1200 core it will beat a 1200 core 7870 Pitcairn by quite a bit.
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thanks for your opinion wolf!!! so you say if you OC the Tahiti it will be way better than if you OC the standard version?....

The HD 7870 Tahiti LE is 10% faster at stock (975 mhz) vs HD 7870 (1000 Mhz). 12 - 13% faster than the regular HD 7870 at same clocks. go for sapphire hd 7870 xt. it has the better cooler compared to powercolor cards.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/

HD 7870 Tahiti LE stock matches HD 7950(800 Mhz) and when overclocked to 1.2 Ghz matches HD 7970(925 Mhz). you can find more info here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1373543/official-7870-tahiti-le-xt-owners-club
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Very great info man....thank you...im considering the xt too since im not really big fan of power color and also xt has a better cooling..
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I went with a sapphire 7870 XT and you can't go wrong, its never gone over 80C (for me) when I OC to 1200GPU/1500Mem. I play all my games with 0 problems and 0 lag unless my CPU bottlenecks because lots of AI on a screen.
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If you able to get a 7870 XT with the amd bundle I'd say go for it, if you cut out 50 for TombRaider and 50 for Bioshock, your really only paying 140$ for the card. its all how you look at it though. thumb.gif
     
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lolol...... sadmoto thats exactly what i was going to do with the games actually maybe sell em or something!!! is that what you did??...
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