XFX 7870 Ghz DD vs Powercolor 7870 Tahiti

So I'm pretty set on getting a 7870. I've heard good things about both these cards and they're the same price right now so which one??


XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150606&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-14-150-606-_-Homepage

or

PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484
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  1. the XFX cards are better than the cards from power color

    the xfx has a better core clock and more connectivity options.....the memory bandwidth being a bit lower does not much matter unless you are gaming at 1440p or higher
  2. You don't think the PowerColor using the Tahiti chip is a better buy than the XFX with the older Pitcairn chip?
    I realize the clock speed on the XFX is higher, but the Powercolor is supposed to OC well.
  3. I prefer Tahiti. The core has same level with 7900 series. You want to look at benchmark to see what Tahiti offer than normal 7870.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5120/powercolor_pcs_radeon_hd_7870_tahiti_le_2gb_myst_video_card_review/index.html
  4. do keep in mind that oc needs good cooling...the cooler of the power color is very much the reference cooler itself.

    keep your fingers crossed so that it can cool well.

    the tahiti is a bit better than the pitcairn undoubtedly....but only by a small margin.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5120/powercolor_pcs_radeon_hd_7870_tahiti_le_2gb_myst_video_card_review/index20.html
  5. Okay guys, get this instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681
    Better than both of them ;)


    And for Tahiti, It doesn't matters much.
    Its just a Marketing Trick.
  6. Sumukh_Bhagat said:
    Okay guys, get this instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681
    Better than both of them ;)


    And for Tahiti, It doesn't matters much.
    Its just a Marketing Trick.

    +1
  7. This Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2GB is only 10$ than the XFX 7870 on newegg at 279.99....and it has a 10$ rebate and Assassins Creed 3.

    GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  8. jdw_swb said:
    This Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2GB is only 10$ than the XFX 7870 on newegg at 279.99....and it has a 10$ rebate and Assassins Creed 3.

    GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Buttt... if you overclock the 7870 it will outperform the 660ti any day
  9. ikes9711 said:
    Buttt... if you overclock the 7870 it will outperform the 660ti any day


    And what if you Overclock GTX 660 Ti?

    Please don't compare a Overclocked card to a Stock one.

    Not to mention that Gigabyte cards are Voltage Locked and cannot be Overclocked.
    So get that 7870 I suggested.
  10. Sumukh_Bhagat said:
    And what if you Overclock GTX 660 Ti?

    Please don't compare a Overclocked card to a Stock one.

    Not to mention that Gigabyte cards are Voltage Locked and cannot be Overclocked.
    So get that 7870 I suggested.

    The 660 ti does overclock slightly but no where near the 7870
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1339698/the-eternal-question-which-is-better-hd-7870-vs-660-ti-benchmarks-inside
  11. ikes9711 said:



    Are you kidding me?
    MSI Power Edition Overclocks very high.

    Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuXcStgYF8
    After 3 Mins, there are some Benchmarks of 7870 OC vs GTX660 Ti OC.

    And the video is from a Reputed User, LinusTechTips
    Instead of your Review which was from a unknown guy with a Phenom II X4 965BE @ 4Ghz
  12. Sumukh_Bhagat said:
    Are you kidding me?
    MSI Power Edition Overclocks very high.

    Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuXcStgYF8
    After 3 Mins, there are some Benchmarks of 7870 OC vs GTX660 Ti OC.

    And the video is from a Reputed User, LinusTechTips
    Instead of your Review which was from a unknown guy with a Phenom II X4 965BE @ 4Ghz

    The TI on the 660 means it is already overclocked where if you get a stock 7870 you can overclock it a lot better
  13. ikes9711 said:
    The TI on the 660 means it is already overclocked where if you get a stock 7870 you can overclock it a lot better


    Ti doesn't mean Overclocked.

    And if a 7870 will be Overclocked even 200Mhz from Stock it will not beat a GTX 660 Ti which would be even Overclocked 100Mhz.

    You can't compare Clock speeds in 2 Different cards.
    7870 @ 1100Mhz will not be faster than a GTX 660 Ti @ 1000Mhz.

    So, please admit that a GTX 660 Ti beats the crap out of 7870.
    Its on the par with 7950.
  14. ^ +1
  15. PowerColor card WILL outperform the XFX no questions asked, as it is a Tahiti Le based GPU, much like the 79xx series cards, not Pitcarin like the regular HD 7870, not to mention it has more stream processors 1536 and 1280 respectively and a higher memory clock at 1500MHz. This card will also outperform the 660ti and is a lower price point.
  16. siddharthmukul007 said:
    ^ +1


    Anonymous said:
    PowerColor card WILL outperform the XFX no questions asked, as it is a Tahiti Le based GPU, much like the 79xx series cards, not Pitcarin like the regular HD 7870, not to mention it has more stream processors 1536 and 1280 respectively and a higher memory clock at 1500MHz. This card will also outperform the 660ti and is a lower price point.


    +1

    POWERCOLOR


    Series
    PCS+

    Model
    AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E

    Interface

    Interface
    PCI Express 3.0 x16

    Chipset

    Chipset Manufacturer
    AMD

    GPU
    Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE)

    Core Clock
    925MHz

    Boost Clock
    975MHz

    Memory

    Effective Memory Clock
    1500MHz (6.0Gbps)

    Memory Size
    2GB

    Memory Interface
    256-bit

    Memory Type
    GDDR5

    3D API

    DirectX
    DirectX 11.1

    OpenGL
    OpenGL 4.2

    Ports

    HDMI
    1 x HDMI

    DisplayPort
    2 x Mini DisplayPort

    DVI
    1 x DL-DVI-I

    General

    RAMDAC
    400 MHz

    Max Resolution
    VGA: 2048x1536
    DVI: 2560x1600
    DisplayPort: 4096x2160
    HDMI: 4096x2160

    Eyefinity Support
    Yes

    CrossFireX Support
    Yes

    Cooler
    With Fan

    System Requirements
    Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.

    Power Connector
    2 x 6 Pin

    Dual-Link DVI Supported
    Yes

    HDCP Ready
    Yes

    Card Dimensions
    10.5" x 4.38" x 1.5"

    Features

    Features
    AMD PowerTune technology

    AMD PowerPlay power management technology

    AMD HD3D technology

    AMD HD Media Accelerator

    AMD App Acceleration
  17. XFX

    Series
    Double D

    Model
    FX-787A-CDBC

    Interface

    Interface
    PCI Express 3.0 x16

    Chipset

    Chipset Manufacturer
    AMD

    GPU
    Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

    Core Clock
    1050MHz

    Stream Processors
    1280 Stream Processors

    Memory

    Effective Memory Clock
    1250MHz (5.0Gbps)

    Memory Size
    2GB

    Memory Interface
    256-bit

    Memory Type
    GDDR5

    3D API

    DirectX
    DirectX 11

    OpenGL
    OpenGL 4.2

    Ports

    HDMI
    1 x HDMI

    DisplayPort
    2 x Mini DisplayPort

    DVI
    2 x DVI (1 Single Link, 1 Dual Link)

    General

    RAMDAC
    400 MHz

    Eyefinity Support
    Yes

    CrossFireX Support
    Yes

    Cooler
    With Fan

    System Requirements
    Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.

    Power Connector
    2 x 6 Pin

    Dual-Link DVI Supported
    Yes

    HDCP Ready
    Yes

    Card Dimensions
    9.5" x 4.4" x 1.5"

    Features

    Features
    9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units

    XFX Multi-Display Technology (up to 4 displays - varies by outputs)

    4K video supporting resolutions up to 4096 x 3112

    Application Acceleration

    HD3D Technology with Stereoscopic 3D HD Gaming and Blu-ray support

    AMD PowerTune Technology - Intelligent TDP management
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