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Can the 7850 overclock to 7870 levels?

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July 10, 2012 3:57:59 PM

I am getting a 7850 and I know the 7870 is not worth buying over it but can the 7850 overclock to 7870 levels??

I am getting a factory overclocked msi is that already at 7870 levels?
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a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2012 4:42:24 PM

YES, HD 7850 can level itself with HD 7870 when overclocked.



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July 10, 2012 11:06:18 PM

Thanks is that he factory oc'd one?
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July 11, 2012 6:44:48 AM

no.
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July 11, 2012 6:54:36 AM

It would not be a good idea to overclock your GPU.
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July 11, 2012 6:57:10 AM

amuffin said:
It would not be a good idea to overclock your GPU.

Why?
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a c 149 K Overclocking
July 11, 2012 6:58:30 AM

Because it's very easy to kill the card.

One of your VRM's go out and GG N00B.
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2012 2:23:56 PM

Okay so factory oc'd does not reach 7870 levels?
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July 11, 2012 4:03:49 PM

amuffin said:
Because it's very easy to kill the card.

One of your VRM's go out and GG N00B.


Just don't touch the voltages and see how high stock can take him??

I've never killed a card overclocking though CCC with my 3 ATi cards...
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July 11, 2012 5:01:53 PM

joedjnpc said:
Just don't touch the voltages and see how high stock can take him??

I've never killed a card overclocking though CCC with my 3 ATi cards...

The card i am getting is factory oc'd does that change anything
July 16, 2012 2:43:44 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The card i am getting is factory oc'd does that change anything



Most of the time, factory OC cards don't have much headroom. Remember, every card is different, so trial and error will be proving to what your card can do.

If you want promised 7970 levels, I would opt for a 7970, sorry for the smart ass answer, but it's your best bet.
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July 16, 2012 4:34:01 AM

The factory OC'ed cards are higher binned chips :p 
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July 16, 2012 4:42:58 AM

amuffin said:
The factory OC'ed cards are higher binned chips :p 


i've had a weird experience with mine though, my super overclock 6870 overclocks better on their "overclock" edition bios, then it does with their "super overclock" bios even with their utility (which dosent work that well)
April 1, 2013 9:26:48 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
I am getting a 7850 and I know the 7870 is not worth buying over it but can the 7850 overclock to 7870 levels??

I am getting a factory overclocked msi is that already at 7870 levels?


my MSI 7870 GHz Edition is running 1200\1350 1230v through Afterburner and stays in the high 50°s when high-end gaming. for slightly older games like Bad Company 2 I run it downclocked to 950\1150 and they all run great, temps stay in the 40°s.
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April 1, 2013 10:05:12 PM

amuffin said:
Because it's very easy to kill the card.

One of your VRM's go out and GG N00B.


Haha dude theres so many safety exceptions written into video card drivers its almost impossible to kill your card with stock drivers. Overclocked chips won't last as long as stock but chances are you'll be upgrading to a newer card before this happens anyways. But to answer your question overclocking really depends on the type of cooling your using, I have a factory overclocked card and it will hit 150 + clock offset at the highest voltage on water and run 3dmark 11 extreme settings, 75 max on air just put an extra fan over back of the card and an exhaust fan underneath if your doing it on air. No body can tell you if it would be better than a stock 7870 you would have to benchmark your card and compare.

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April 2, 2013 3:43:42 AM
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Thread is near a year old.

But anyway, that graph shows you can make a 7850 hit 7870 levels of performance (pre-catalyst 12.11, who knows now), but that's ignoring that the 7870 can overclock as well.
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