Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by Chevalr1c, Oct 5, 2012.
Can add me to list as one of the people with a 7870.
ASUS Directcu II 7870 Ghz Edition.
I'am in to with HD6870 XFX
Sapphire 7950,CBA to open case.
Welcome new members, all of you have been added.
There no such card lol.
Is too. Just not buyable yet. So I think he was trolling.
I'm in with a pair of 6850's cfed. I will post pics this weekend.
4870x2 died of a lightning strike Newegg gave me full refund even tho it was 8 months after i bought it used the cash for a free upgrade to 2x 5850s both did over 1000 core sold them off along with the games broke even bought 2x 6970s for an out of pocket cost of $170 HX 850 killed both cards once again newegg stepped in used the full refund to buy 2x 6950s + SSD $0 spent sold those 6950s + games that game with them to buy a 7970 at a cost of $150
so i have had $2900 in GPUs for a cost of $820
Now the mystery is solved. A lot happens at your place I see. A Corsair unit taking out cards... I only thought that that happens with el cheapo units but I was wrong about that I see. Learned something today.
About BarbaricSoul's card, that was a typo. Fixed it now.
Although 2x 6950s are faster than a single 7970, it will be easier to sell later on for a future upgrade and is also considerbly more power efficent,good call there.
5850 in my spare rig and 7970 (Gigabyte) in my main rig.
long story short dont hook up lots of HDDs to corsairs units, they arent ment to handle many HDDs etc, they give like 12 sata plugs i only used 8 but it still overloaded the units 5v and 3.3v because it was never designed for that aka the extra plugs are for convience not to actually use lol eitherway overloaded it killed the unit killed 2 gpus and 3 hdds. If you look at Silverstones PSUs youll notice alot of times they have less Sata plugs than most other brands kinda makes sense now
currently running my 6870 @ 935 gpu and 1100 mem The 6870 IMO is just one of those cards that tends to hold against time a lil longer, much like the 5850/70. Im really happy with mine and only intend to replace it with a 7870 or a GTX660 Ti
Well done m8, bet you love the 7970.
hey folks ~~~= love to see some more pictures of your cards why not?
Il slap a couple up later when i git the chance.
With the radeon 8k around the corner might want to wait a little longer,theire stats on paper and expected MSRP are really not bad.
Any special benches I need to do with my cards? 3dmark11 I did over 10K
Powercolor 7970 LCS and an MSI 7970 OC with EKWB (plus backplate and single i/o bracket).
Bought the Powercolor first (too wary to pull apart a £400 card when they first came out so paid extra for the pre-fitted block.) Bought the MSI one for £300 and decided to cool it myself. As it happens the MSI one runs 4-5 degrees cooler.
Primary rig: XFX 5870 XXX edition... lately unstable at even 950 core, so downclocked to 925.
Secondary rig: 6850 MSI (Don't know exact model, but it's red, black and kinda noisy )
Welcome guitarassdeamor, 54thvoid and Sasqui; you will be added to the list.
I think that once the amount of new entrants per day lowers a bit, it will be time to discuss that in order to do any standardisations and comparisons that seem necessary.
BTW, I think that Sasqui's 6850 is one in reference design.
I mainly use a Sapphire HD 7870 OC edition, but I have a couple spare builds. (HD 6670 DDR3, ASUS HD 5770/ Sapphire HD 6770 crossfire, and an HD 6450)
i have a Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Dual Fan 900/1400
Just because it was suggested.
ASUS HD7870 Directcu ii Ghz Edition
My camera has become worse over the years or I'm not using the right setting.
Probably the lighting. Sideways directional lighting that is not that strong leads to stuff like that, esp. with mobile phone cams.
This is what it looks like, is it a reference PCB?:
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