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SAPPHIRE vs HIS IceQ Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

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February 22, 2013 12:29:53 AM

ok which is better sapphire has a 4800MHz and the other has 1200Mhz that seems to be the only difference from what i can tell but does it make a major difference?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is there a better 7870 for around 200 ? i really wanted an nvidia for the physx stuff but from what i was told for close to 200 7870 would be best bang for buck and i feel that high fps is better than physx.. unless theres a competeter for the 7870 for the same price. Is the only thing different going for radeon cards is their eyefinity? can nvidia have that many displays? and the is the only thing nvidia have better is being built with physx?
February 22, 2013 10:40:47 AM

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February 22, 2013 11:12:16 AM

HIS IceQ has a better cooler, and the memory clocks are the same. Get a GTX 660 (non TI version) for around $200 if you want PhysX, and if you use eyefinity, I doubt you will use a card like the 7870, you would need the 7950's extra RAM and horsepower for that stuff.
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February 22, 2013 12:32:28 PM

Memory clocks for the HIS one is written on GDDR5 MHz unit. I have a HIS card personally, it is good. But I have heard that it has a bad CS (I don't have experience either). So I think you can get the sapphire. Multiply that by 4 and you will get the same amount with the one on sapphire. PhysX is almost useless. The titles that can take PhysX are here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...

If you don't play those games, then there is no point of PhysX. If you do, you have to option, you can get a 7870 or a 660.
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