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Is one of these better than the other?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 9, 2012 9:27:06 PM

I'm looking at 2 AMD Radeon 7870's from Newegg. One is HIS and the other is Diamond.

The HIS is about 2 inches bigger than the Diamond card. Other than that I don't see a difference. The HIS fan seems to be mostly for show. Does anyone know if one brand is actually better than the other? I am worried the larger card, even with a big fan, might restrict airflow in the case. Can anyone recomend one over the other?

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December 9, 2012 9:28:32 PM

Aftermarket coolers almost always have better cooling than reference models. You'll see better temps with the HIS model.
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December 9, 2012 9:56:49 PM

The his is better
December 9, 2012 10:02:34 PM

Best answer selected by Glovesave33.