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Old 11-04-12, 09:00 AM
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Time to take a look at a HD7870 on steroids, courtesy of the fine folks at PowerColor.

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Old 11-04-12, 09:22 AM
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The 7870 is the only next gen card that is worth the price to performance ratio in my opinion, especially given the overclockabillity to the level of a stock 7950, still more than they should be but definitely good cards.
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Old 11-04-12, 09:32 AM
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Great review, and what an impressive card!
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Old 11-04-12, 10:23 AM
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Firstly we know only too well how many of you don't want to faff about with overclocking your card and will always look for one that comes out of the box with a blazing speed attached to it.
I'd hope that's not too true.
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Old 11-04-12, 10:40 AM
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Great review
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Nice looking card............and it performs !
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Old 11-04-12, 11:25 AM
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Nice card, seems like a good purchase. Also the fact it is really quiet is quite nice I must say. If I do a secondary rig it will probably get this card, since I would want it to be compleatly silent
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Old 11-04-12, 01:01 PM
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I would love to see it in Crossfire, if not this exact card but just a pair of 7870's. Also I would have like to see more detail about how it compares to the card it's replacing. I'm running a pair of 6870 and would like to know if the upgrade would be worth the extreme cost involved. 6870's in crossfire is a sweet spot in performance vs cost. I get a Heaven score of 1900 with avg fps of 74 with my AMD/crossfire rig.

I would be looking to buy one card then at a later date pick up another. Looking at these numbers there would be a significant drop in performance running one of these before I could save up for a second card. Might just be better off ditching my pair of 6870's for a single 7970, then at a much later date once prices come down pick up a second...
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In 0xAA Unigine it scored 1586, and with the 8xAA it scored 1114.

For sheer size reasons we cannot keep every possible setup in our graphs. They're already very large. If anyone doesn't mind losing the maximum frame rate graphs we could move the OC ones to a separate graph which would allow us to retain more models. However, in your particular case you'll find we still have the 6950CF results in the graph, and the HD7870 comes in just beneath it in most games. A few FPS at most.

Personally I'd say get a HD7950 and OC it, which is nearly a HD7970, much cheaper, and the likelihood of affording another would come sooner.
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In 0xAA Unigine it scored 1586, and with the 8xAA it scored 1114.

For sheer size reasons we cannot keep every possible setup in our graphs. They're already very large. If anyone doesn't mind losing the maximum frame rate graphs we could move the OC ones to a separate graph which would allow us to retain more models. However, in your particular case you'll find we still have the 6950CF results in the graph, and the HD7870 comes in just beneath it in most games. A few FPS at most.

Personally I'd say get a HD7950 and OC it, which is nearly a HD7970, much cheaper, and the likelihood of affording another would come sooner.
Perhaps you could keep all of the results in OC3D history in a massive graph that you could link to? Keep it one a dedicated page just for reference. Could come in handy for some people.

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I'd hope that's not too true.
Lol, given the name of the website I'd agree!
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