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XFX DD 7870 or Sapphire 7870?

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December 14, 2012 9:24:21 PM

Which one is better? I'll be playing 1650x1080.

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December 15, 2012 2:53:23 AM

Get any of these. They both will perform very similar. Check their Clock speeds too.
Maybe the cheaper one or the one with More Warranty\Guarantee.
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December 15, 2012 3:01:53 AM

What Sumukh said.
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December 15, 2012 3:03:18 AM

XFX usually has *higher* build quality and has better warrant, thats why I went with XFX when I bought my 7850.
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December 15, 2012 3:04:21 AM

goldsauce said:
XFX usually has *higher* build quality and has better warrant, thats why I went with XFX when I bought my 7850.


You kidding me? There are so many people on so many forums having issues with XFX cards. There build quality must of really gone down recently.
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December 15, 2012 3:24:59 AM

XFX is great (I have 2 of their 7970s) but I'd have to say Sapphire has higher build quality...
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December 15, 2012 9:07:53 AM

JJ1217 said:
You kidding me? There are so many people on so many forums having issues with XFX cards. There build quality must of really gone down recently.


I've only owned one XFX (the one I have currently) and the fan bearings are shot - sounds like a vacuum cleaner at boot...
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December 15, 2012 1:30:46 PM

I just had to RMA my XFX DD 7970 because the fans rattled, and now this new card that I've got has ridiculously high temps. +15°C higher than my last one...

I'd suggest Sapphire - if I have to RMA my card again, I may just ask for a refund and get one of them myself.
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December 15, 2012 2:25:53 PM

Funny that Sapphire has been recommended, because it's Sapphire that has given me the worst experiences of all. I'd most highly recommend EVGA (though they don't do Radeons, they're purely GeForces). For a Radeon, Asus, MSI and Gigabyte will be a safe bet.
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December 15, 2012 8:50:53 PM

Well you're one of few people I've heard of having issues with Sapphire. Just on this forum there are 50+ threads with issues with XFX 7970's (Seems to be the DD fans causing the issue)
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December 15, 2012 9:24:46 PM

People tend to discuss problems they're having with relatively recent purchases - my issues related to hardware failures well after purchase. Cards simply died. 3 cards, all within 6 months after warranty expiry. Agreed about the XFX cards though, I've noticed a bunch of threads about them also.
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July 11, 2013 3:45:37 AM

yes
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July 11, 2013 5:07:24 PM

I'm not sure if you are able to buy from anywhere else in India, but if you can, www.theitdepot.com has 770s/780s in stock.
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