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Guys I m just abt 2 have a HD 6870
(no thought of overclock)
And as we know some famous graphics card manufacturers are
XFX , Sapphire , Asus , MSI , Powercolor , Gecube etc......
Pls help me to decide the best 1 among them based on
1. Performance
2. Cooling
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  1. Best answer
    1. Performance: Whoever has the fastest clock ^.^ you can buy a card that comes overclocked from the factory.
    2. Cooling: You have to look at individual cards. Most manufacturers use their own cooling designs instead of the default AMD design. If they do use the AMD design, chances are they will run hotter.
    A few cards with custom coolers:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102925&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-102-925-_-Product << I've heard good things about vapor-x cards
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-125-357-_-Product << Three fans must be good, I can't imagine this would ever have temperature problems
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-150-521-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127560&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-127-560-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102924&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-102-924-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121418&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-121-418-_-Product
  2. i checked those link
    performance wise msi was the best
    but the gigabyte model has three fans... so now how 2 understand which 1 is the coolest 1?
  3. Look up reviews, that is the only way.
    BTW, those are definitely not the only choices. I just looked for some on newegg with custom coolers. Check newegg for more, I didn't list the all.
  4. Best answer selected by rko_gmr.
  5. With some of those at $220, I wouldn't be buying a 6870.

    6870 gets 434 fps in Guru3D's game test suite, 560 Ti (900Mhz) gets 495 fps(+14.1%)
    Twin 6870's get 701 fps in Guru3D's game test suite, twin 560 Ti's (900Mhz) get 862 fps (+23.0%)

    EVGA SuperClockedGTX 560 Ti 1GB w/ 10 year warranty ($220)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

    The 900 Mhz versions come with better coolers than the reference cards
  6. JackNaylorPE said:
    With some of those at $220, I wouldn't be buying a 6870.

    6870 gets 434 fps in Guru3D's game test suite, 560 Ti (900Mhz) gets 495 fps(+14.1%)
    Twin 6870's get 701 fps in Guru3D's game test suite, twin 560 Ti's (900Mhz) get 862 fps (+23.0%)

    EVGA SuperClockedGTX 560 Ti 1GB w/ 10 year warranty ($220)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

    The 900 Mhz versions come with better coolers than the reference cards


    but the thing is gtx 560 ti uses a lot much more power than 6870....i know the performance it gives is worth it but doesn't it gonna affect a huge to my electricity bill
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