that's a sapphire brand yea?? I was thinking reliability as well iv heard the xfx black editions use hand picked "best cores"Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv
Umm, 7870... its faster, actually the 7870 XT is even faster and I believe its the cheapest 7870 you can buy so have at it
Nope, XFX is one of the brands that people tend to stay away from for NOT picking good parts for their video cards, your thinking of Asus. Sapphire is up there with Asus and Gigabyte.Originally Posted by Goldenb19
that's a sapphire brand yea?? I was thinking reliability as well iv heard the xfx black editions use hand picked "best cores"
I wouldn't call that a good alternative, mainly because you can get the HIS version for cheaper, and its considered to be the fastest 7870 made, the 7870 XT is still faster though as the GPU architecture is based on the 79XX series. Buy this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354xtl you wont regret it.Originally Posted by DaveLT
XFX is crap now. I mean real crap. Horror stories aboard the XFX ship
A Powercolor HD7870 PCS+ Myst is cheap as hell and runs INSANE AS HELL!!! Luckily not so much as hot as hell... or else we can call it "Taihiti Triple H Edition" (To powercolor, your "PCS+" is hardly professional, i call 70-80C un-professional)