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XFX 7870 Ghz DD vs Powercolor 7870 Tahiti

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January 10, 2013 6:33:38 AM

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=N82E168...

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PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 10, 2013 6:48:11 AM

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
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January 10, 2013 6:51:22 AM

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.
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January 10, 2013 7:04:00 AM

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_ra...
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January 10, 2013 12:36:39 PM

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.
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January 13, 2013 3:09:02 PM

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...
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January 14, 2013 3:29:51 AM

ikes9711 said:
The 660 ti does overclock slightly but no where near the 7870
http://www.overclock.net/t/1339698/the-eternal-question...



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
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January 14, 2013 11:39:26 AM

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
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January 15, 2013 12:44:16 PM

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.
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June 13, 2013 2:53:48 AM

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.
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June 26, 2013 8:31:49 PM

siddharthmukul007 said:
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DysFunktional 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.


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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

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June 26, 2013 9:13:35 PM

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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