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Sapphire vs. Powercolor Radeon HD 7870

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July 28, 2013 4:40:06 PM

I'm trying to decide between this Sapphire card and this Powercolor card. I would go with the Sapphire for their reputation, but it only has 1 displayport whereas the Powercolor has two. I have two monitors that support displayport, but I'm not sure if there's any need to use it at this point (I used DVI, they're 24" 1920x1200). I'll be connecting a TV w/ HDMI (w/ audio to a receiver) as well. Thing is, I probably will be using this card for many years to come, so I'm wondering if that extra displayport would come in handy in the future. Any input is appreciated!

Sapphire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-...

Powercolor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 28, 2013 5:08:59 PM

I would say go with the sapphire card. It has a better rep, and more importantly a better cooler. As for the display ports you really wont need more display ports unless you want to use eyefinity. So the sapphire should be the best bet.
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July 28, 2013 5:09:42 PM

As a Radeon owner I can tell you that Sapphire has one of if not the best reputation of all the AMD card manufacturers and Powercolor has the complete opposite.
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July 28, 2013 7:10:16 PM

Ok, went with the Sapphire card. Thanks for the prompt responses!
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