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PowerColor Announces the Devil HD7870 Graphics Card

PowerColor has released a new card in the Devil series of graphics cards, the Devil HD7870. The Devil HD7870 features higher clock speeds as well as a better PCB, and of course a superior cooler as compared to the reference AMD Radeon HD7870.

The card features a clock speed of 1100 MHz and an effective memory speed of 5.0 GHz. For comparison, the reference AMD Radeon HD7870 GHz Edition has a clock speed of 1000 MHz and an effective memory speed of 4.8 GHz. The memory is 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs over a 256-bit wide memory interface. The card's PCB features a 7+1+1 VRM design, with support for digital PWM, and is built with Super Capacitors.

The Devil HD7870's cooler is one with a large aluminum fin stack that is coupled to a total of four heat pipes. This fin stack is cooled by three quiet fans. As a result of this cooler, PowerColor boasts that the card is 25 percent cooler and 18 percent quieter than the reference HD7870.

Sadly, there was no word on what the card would cost, nor was there any information on availability.

  • Fishwithadeagle
    No offense, but what makes this better than something like say the 7870 hawk. I feel that if you are going to buy a 7870 now, it better be highly overclockable or very cheap. I have a feeling that this will fit neither of these criteria.
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  • Cryio
    2 years old GPU tech selling like hot cakes. I love this GPU gen.

    Great prices, lasts forever, no games really push these GPUs anvelope. Get at least a 7870 GHz and you'll be blazing any game in 1080p, max details.
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  • ingtar33
    not just a 7870... i got a tiny little 7770, and am playing games in 1080p on ultra or high.

    but i agree with fishwithadeagle, if you want performance at the expected price range for that card, a reference 7870 with some aftermarket cooler like an accelero extreme 2/3, and unlocked voltages will probably give you a lot more bang for the buck at a lot more quiet levels then any "elite" version of the gpu out there. and if you don't care about a 20% boost in performance the stock version is good too.

    the 7870-660-660ti-760-7950 are all as much or more gpu then you need if you're gaming at 1080p
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  • Fate_Today
    11170661 said:


    the 7870-660-660ti-760-7950 are all as much or more gpu then you need if you're gaming at 1080p

    That depends on the game, settings and the fps you are looking for.. For rec gamers at mins/mids you are correct. Computer parts are like cars, sure a Corvette would be fun to drive at Indy, but compare that to an Indy car?

    For hardcore gamers, one 7870 (even oc) is like watching a strobe light on fps games. Anyone that has played at 120+ on a 120hz understands.
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  • nevilence
    "Sadly, there was no word on what the card would cost, nor was there any information on pricing."

    No one else picked this up? no info on price nor the price...wtf lol
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  • nevilence
    11170661 said:
    not just a 7870... i got a tiny little 7770, and am playing games in 1080p on ultra or high.

    but i agree with fishwithadeagle, if you want performance at the expected price range for that card, a reference 7870 with some aftermarket cooler like an accelero extreme 2/3, and unlocked voltages will probably give you a lot more bang for the buck at a lot more quiet levels then any "elite" version of the gpu out there. and if you don't care about a 20% boost in performance the stock version is good too.

    the 7870-660-660ti-760-7950 are all as much or more gpu then you need if you're gaming at 1080p

    I too have a 7770 and play BF3 at 1080p with ultra, love it. The only reason I would want more is for multiscreen action.
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  • abbadon_34
    I though this was a 7870x2 at first, alas, no... Seems no dual gpu radeon this gen other than 7970x2
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  • invisibilian
    Why don't they release a Devil 7970 instead? a highly overclock able 7970 from power color can compete ROG edition from asus and vapor edition from Sapphire nicely.
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  • Thanatos Telos
    11172586 said:
    I though this was a 7870x2 at first, alas, no... Seems no dual gpu radeon this gen other than 7970x2

    And the Asus ROG Ares II, the official 7990, and the Powercolor 7990. Get your facts straight.
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  • demonhorde665
    ok this article tells us very little really ... is this a standard pitcarn core 7870? or is it powercolor's way or Upping their already awesome Tahiti based 7870 (Myst editon)?
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