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Which hd 6870 to put in crossfire

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June 25, 2012 6:15:03 AM

Im going to buy two hd 6870s but i dont know exactly what to buy. I was going to buy the gigabyte hd 6870 OC:

http://www.gigabyte.lv/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...

but then i found the amd hd 6870 for ~50$ cheaper than the gigabytes card. im using this motherboard:

http://www.gigabyte.lv/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

which one should i buy and is the overclock worth it?

I live in Latvia so NewEgg doesnt work for me!

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June 25, 2012 8:25:32 AM

Usually, the overclock by the manufacturer is where the card is most stable at. If you plan on overclocking get the cheaper card. If you want to save yourself from doing any of that the Gigabyte OC will be good for you. And the cooler on the card is much better than the original (reference) version. It's useful for getting higher clocks, because heat usually goes up.
June 25, 2012 9:09:19 AM

but can i put reference cards in crossfire without getting cards overheating?
June 25, 2012 9:22:15 AM

Yes.

Only get non-reference cards with coolers like the Gigabyte if your case has a very good airflow. Those type of coolers dump a lot of hot air into the case usually making the upper card run hotter, and sometimes overheating it. That being said, you probably wouldn't see that big of an overclock on the reference cards, but at least they won't drown each others in hot air.
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