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XFX 6870 or any brand 6850?

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Hi I am currently struggling in a dilemma between getting a XFX 6870 or 6850 of any brand.

The reason it's only XFX for 6870 is because I can only afford the XFX 6870 which is selling at 209.00 after rebate in a local computer store. I know the MSI Twin Frozr is way better in ocing than the XFX one. but also way more expensive.

I know a 6850 can oc way better than a 6870 and currently a gigabyte 6850 is selling at 179.99 which is $30 cheaper than XFX 6870.

So the question is, with both 6850 and 6870 max ocing at safe watts and temp, is the 6870 really worth the extra $30? Should I get the 6850 or the XFX 6870? Does the XFX 6870 really suck compared to other brands?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
If you plan on keeping the card for a while I'd suggest the 6870.
    
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post #3 of 9
if you plan on xfiring then YES!
post #4 of 9
Avoid the XFX card at all costs. Their support sucks if you ever need to RMA it, and their non-reference PCB's are absolutely HORRIBLE.
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I've never had problems with XFX cards, as long as you keep it in a safe clock and not any voltage tweaking, go for the 6870.
post #6 of 9
If it's a reference 6870, go for it.

If it's XFX's own version, avoid.
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
If it's a reference 6870, go for it.

If it's XFX's own version, avoid.
lol it's this one:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-506-_-Product

is it reference or XFX's design?
post #8 of 9
Looks like a reference card. If you intend to OC you will need an after market cooler, the stock one is terrible beyond terrible.

As you can see I've bought a 6870, because I intend to keep this card for two years at least.

I have owned several XFX cards before and I will avoid XFX if I can help it. I really don't like them.
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Check out this Asus HD6850 DCU as it OC`s like mad on stock Vcore and performs like HD6870..

Plus it supports voltage tweak and hits 1GHz+ on the core..

CHEERS..
     
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