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Heyah!


I will be buying my second 6870 tomorrow for crossfire, I know I can crossfire two 6870's with different brands i.e. Sapphire + HIS, But..

I want to know what the difference is between these cards

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/item-detai...cts_id=4371148 **Saphhire
£191.69 inc. Vat

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/item-detai...cts_id=4370589 **HIS
£176.70 inc. Vat

**Why is HIS cheaper if they are literally the same card anyway?

Oh and one more thing, my current 6870 looks like this


But the one sold in the shop looks like this


Is there a difference?

Thanks a lot!


**PS, sorry if there has bene a lot of these questions lately, but, reckon my pSU can handle 2 6870's? Thanks ^_^
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The top one pictured is reference design, the other isn't.
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in nvidia words, you are asking why zotac is cheaper than evga?
Why? they are same cards but evga is better than zotac? why?.. it just is..

and yes, you yours psu can easily handle 2 6870's.
    
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yep your PSU can handle both.

Also the HIS is cheaper because it is a reference design. You see the Sapphire one is modded (officially by the way, like Sapphire modded their card) so that it is cooled better and quieter. That is why it has one big fan and a different case design.

The HIS one is just a reference card with the HIS copyright printed and some cool pictures.


The Sapphire is more expensive because it is more efficient when it comes to cooling.

EDIT: The first Sapphire one is a reference design card. The second is the modded one.....
Edited by HarbingerOfLive - 1/29/11 at 7:40am
    
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ahhh cool cool thanks a lot guys! +rep for being helpful ^_^
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Buy the cheaper reference card. Only difference is different cooler design. Plus reference cards use higher quality components than non reference designs.
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