XFX DD 7870 or Sapphire 7870?

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

Specs:
-i5-3570K
-8GB DDR3
-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Z77
-Corsair CX600 V2 600 Watt
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  1. 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.
  2. What Sumukh said.
  3. XFX usually has *higher* build quality and has better warrant, thats why I went with XFX when I bought my 7850.
  4. 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.
  5. XFX is great (I have 2 of their 7970s) but I'd have to say Sapphire has higher build quality...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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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