I have placed an order for a sapphire hd 7870 2gb (not the oc one), its one of the cheapest ones i can get in Denmark and wanted something that's more then just a little faster,better then my club 3d gtx 560 coolstream (the hd 7850 wasnt good enough compared to my gtx 560).
I have to phone the company i ordered the card from because i didn't get an email when i placed the order early sunday morning, so i don't know if i acatually have placed a order for a sapphire hd 7870.
Is that a general problem for sapphires hd 7870 or amd radeon hd 7870?
I have a i7 870 cpu and a Asus P7H55 mb + the usallly 8gb of ram and a ssd.
Do i need to oc my cpu to get the best performance of a hd 7870? (have run with bclk at 150 with an Asrock mb, but it's running stock now)
Don't like this statement should i try to get another one brand if possible?
Unfortunately while Sapphire has built a good cooler for the 7870, they’ve done a subpar job on overall build quality. The cooler itself is fine, but like most other dual-fan coolers it’s only secured to the PCB around the GPU, meaning additional support for the PCB is required. In place of a full shroud providing stability there should be a stiffener running along the card, and while Sapphire’s aluminum plate provides some support it’s not nearly long enough. As a result roughly a third of the card – the tail-end portion of the card farthest from the GPU – doesn’t have any kind of support, leaving the PCB free to flex. This oversight isn’t likely to result in damage so this isn’t a dealbreaker, but at this point we’ve come to expect better, especially for cards in this price range. It goes without saying that handling the tail-end of the PCB should be avoided.