What is radeon GHz edition?

I'm thinking about buying a radeon 7870. What is the difference between the ghz edition of it, and the regular?
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  1. Factory overclocked for the Ghz edition (1000Mhz or more), should be a little faster.
  2. The 7870 only comes in GHZ edition. It just means stock core is 1000 MHz or more. Stock core is 1000MHz and memory is 1200 MHz for the 7870.
  3. Core Clock is overclocked standard was 925 ghz start at 1000 Mhz and go up to 1100 maybe higher.
  4. FYI Ghz edition is AMD's reference design not factory OC but many Ghz edition cards are OC'd more and sport custom brand cooler designs so they aren't reference Ghz editions
  5. MC and randini don't know what they are talking about. ALL 7870s are GHZ.
  6. I have no clue what any of you guys said really :|...I'm kinda a noob with computers. and I'm building a gaming rig.
  7. vmartelle said:
    I have no clue what any of you guys said really :|...I'm kinda a noob with computers. and I'm building a gaming rig.

    Just get a HD 7870 from a reputable brand like MSI, Sapphire, Asus etc. Just pay attention to what kind of fan/cooler design that the card has when choosing. So shortly: Try to get the all-around best card with the best cooling, as cheap as you can find, with good warranty from a quality brand. All 7870s come with similar clock speeds and they are good for overclocking potential they hold so you need good cooling. Got it? If not, just give us the budget info and we recommend a good GPU/Pc Build for your budget.
  8. A usual GPU speed is measured in MHz 1000mhz = 1ghz. The higher the speed the better the gpu so the higher MHz the better the CPU. 1 ghz additions are better then the regular ones
  9. vmartelle said:
    I have no clue what any of you guys said really :|...I'm kinda a noob with computers. and I'm building a gaming rig.

    It's marketing speak for the most part; these companies KNOW that a lot of people are easily confused with all these technical details, so they start yelling about GHz and Blast Processing and Hyperthreading until you give up and buy the more expensive thing they're recommending.

    Don't worry, you can't really go wrong with any Radeon HD 7870. The biggest difference is different brands putting a different cooler on the graphics card, making some overclock a little better or run a little more quietly. Depending on what monitor(s) you'll be using, you may also want to check which connectors the card offers.
  10. im looking at the HIS 7870
  11. Hmm that card's cooler is not as good as the others though. Isn't this one better?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787qt2g2m
  12. trying not to increase price anymore though :|
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