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7850 vs 7870 if both overclocked?

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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 8:02:27 PM

I am hearing a lot about how the 7850 has a ton of OC headroom. I've heard it said you can OC a 7850 to perform like a 7870. But if you are willing to OC the 7850, wouldn't you also try to OC the 7870? So assuming you do a conservative, realistically possible overclock of both cards, how does the gap of performance look?


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a b K Overclocking
October 11, 2012 8:17:31 PM

If you purchase the MSI R7850 PE with around 1.25-1.26v 1260MHz easily! Just make sure you got good case with good airflow.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 9:05:36 PM

How does 1260Mhz translate into 7870 terms?

Also that specific card is only $10-20 cheaper than a lot of 7870 cards.
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a b K Overclocking
October 11, 2012 9:09:42 PM

The 7850 hits 1200+ which is about as fast as the 7950.

The 7870 can hit 1250+ so it puts it slightly slower than a stock 7970.

Generally you get more performance gains from a 7850 but the 7870 OCs pretty well too.
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