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Should I trade my Sapphire 7870XT for a reference Zotac 760?

Poll Results: Should I switch to the Zotac 760 or stay with the Sapphire 7870XT?

 
  • 60% (3)
    Zotac 760
  • 40% (2)
    Sapphire 7870XT
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post #1 of 6
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I know the performance will be almost identical, but I'm planning on going dual gpu soon, and even though AMD have really stepped up their game,Nvidia is still better in that area.That's the main reason I want to switch to the green team. However the thing that's worrying me is the reference fan on the 760. How loud is it compared to a sapphire dual-x cooler? Would it be worth the trouble and hassle? Since I have no experience with Nvidia cards I need someone who has used one to chime in. Thanks.
post #2 of 6
You should switch. I'm pretty sure the 760 is in 7950 territory. I agree with the dual gpu part too.
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GTX 760 is faster than 7870 XT, it performs closer to 7950 than to 7870 XT. I would say you will notice nice gains when compared to 7870 XT.
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I don't have a reference 760. I can honestly tell you right now, at full load my MSI 760 is barely audible than my case with all fans on low. It has 4 240mm fans (230's maybe?) and 4 120mm fans, I'm not able to hear it all the way up to 70% fan speed. After that than, you can hardly distinguish the two.

Whats the reason with going with reference design?

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Edited by Coolio831 - 10/18/13 at 2:47pm
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post #5 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartouille View Post

You should switch. I'm pretty sure the 760 is in 7950 territory. I agree with the dual gpu part too.
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

GTX 760 is faster than 7870 XT, it performs closer to 7950 than to 7870 XT. I would say you will notice nice gains when compared to 7870 XT.
Well my 7870XT is overclocked to 7950 territory anyways, and if I understand GPU-boost 2.0 correctly, the ref. 760 won't be able to oc much because the ref fan won't be able to keep it within thermal limits, am I correct?

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I don't have a reference 760. I can honestly tell you right now, at full load my MSI 760 is barely audible than my case with all fans on low. It has 4 240mm fans (230's maybe?) and 4 120mm fans, I'm not able to hear it all the way up to 70% fan speed. After that than, you can hardly distinguish the two.

Whats the reason with going with reference design?

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Yeah my 7870XT is also really quiet, that's why I'm worried about the noise on the 760. I'm going with the reference design because the guy I'm trading with owns a reference design card lol. If I had a choice of course I would prefer EVGA or ASUS or MSI.
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Originally Posted by vipirius View Post


Well my 7870XT is overclocked to 7950 territory anyways, and if I understand GPU-boost 2.0 correctly, the ref. 760 won't be able to oc much because the ref fan won't be able to keep it within thermal limits, am I correct?
Yeah my 7870XT is also really quiet, that's why I'm worried about the noise on the 760. I'm going with the reference design because the guy I'm trading with owns a reference design card lol. If I had a choice of course I would prefer EVGA or ASUS or MSI.

Go for it, Why is he trading a faster card for a slower? See if you can dig up any dirt from him. Unless he doesn't like the 760, I say something is up.

Probably irrelevant: try to get the ASIC Quality from him.
Edited by Coolio831 - 10/18/13 at 3:00pm
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