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Okay, I just bought a new 6870 and found out there was another Sapphire 6870 floating around that cost about 15$ less.


and this is the one I bought


Did I just make the wrong choice and bought the same card for more? Other than the appearance, what makes these cards different?
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same card. both orig. were 262. just one had more discounts.
    
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Bottom one is reference.

Reference have voltage control.
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Bottom one is reference.

Reference have voltage control.
can you please tell me more about this voltage control?
How much of a difference are we talking, and how much performance would it effect the card by tuning down the voltage?
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post #5 of 14
I'm not 100% sure about the 68XX but my 6970 can OC to 1000 with a voltage bump.

This also creates mire heat which means more fan noise.

I wouldn't worry about to too much. Sapphire Trixx might support the card you bought.
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Volt control gives you the ability to make a higher overclock stable, so between the cards I would say 10-20% with stock cooling but more like 10-40% with hardcore cooling.
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Would it be possible to CF these babies together?
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Should've gotten the 6870 Wind Force 3x by Gigabyte imo.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Should've gotten the 6870 Wind Force 3x by Gigabyte imo.
Maybe I'll pick that up to crossfire with this one . Is that possible? sorry I'm kind of new to building computers. I just have a load of cash that aint going nowhere, but I want to get my monies worth of course.
Where do they sell those? I don't see it on Amazon or Newegg and I don't want to buy from non-trusted websites.

edit: nvm they do sell it on newegg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Maybe I'll pick that up to crossfire with this one . Is that possible? sorry I'm kind of new to building computers. I just have a load of cash that aint going nowhere, but I want to get my monies worth of course.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125357
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