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    +1 for SAPPHIRE FleX 100354FLEX Radeon HD 7870 GHz...it is a good brand
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    i was thinking about 7950 and i found also this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ffiliateID=Es5Ekr9eEBk-YwlQ6zJ_Kqi_ysCoQ0DTVw

    but i dont game that hard tho and i dont want to buy DP thats y i am looking at with 2 DVI and HDMI so i can hook up all 3 LCD
    in future i mite get 27'' and replace it with one 22''
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    cannot go wrong with Gigabyte
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    ok but dont want to buy extra DP and i have gigabyte gt9800 right now its ok ,,
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    +1 :toast:
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    Us? why dont you pick this one HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ... its alot more cheaper and a very good model aswell.
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    I would go with Gigabyte personally thats what i got the OC edition they have the best performing cooling out of them all and it is one of the quietiest according to all the reviews i have read before i bought my 7870
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    Hi,

    Then why not go for the Tahiti LE with more shader units instead for a similar price?

    This Sapphire HD7870 Tahiti LE costs the same (though no rebate!), but has more shaders and performs almost as well as a HD 7950.
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    I would recommend my 7870, check my specs.
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    Can you OC that card?
    I am looking something so I don't have to buy extra DP tho?? So I can hook up 3 LCD? Or shall I go with 7950??
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    The 7950 its a little faster have 50% more vram and oc better for about $30 more so i'd personally go with that.
    Afaik you dont need no special adapters for 3 displays with 7xxx series cards.
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    Saphire's Flex Edition cards will allow you to run 3 monitors without needing an Active Display Port adapter. Otherwise, if you're using a single 7000 series card (with the possible exception of dual GPU models), you have to use an Active Display Port adapter for more than 2 monitors.
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    If I go with flex don't need DP n if go with regular 7950 will need this http://www.microcenter.com/product/369680/Mini_Display_Port_Male_to_HDMI_Female_Adapter
    what about this one? XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edi...
    can u OC this card??
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    I have a pair of Sapphire 7870's GHz editions and would recommend them.
    Nice price, run quiet and cool. Handles Crysis 3 Beta extremely well
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    Personally, I'd recommend avoiding that card. I just RMA'd the lower 925Mhz clocked version of that card because it would display artifacts under extended load. After reading through a lot of reviews on Newegg combined with my personal experience, the cooler just isn't really robust enough to keep it cooled quietly and effectively under full load. Anything above 60% fan speed makes a serious racket. It's as if the fans aren't balanced or they're not identical and the interference and beats created between them are quite noticeable.

    Then there's EyeFinity with the thing. It's a powerful card, no doubt about it, but using an Active Display Port adapter always lead to this weird effect where one screen would have this bizarre refresh line horizontally through it. It was basically a line of pixels that doesn't seem to refresh properly, and it shifts from screen to screen when you change the resolution or array configuration. I tried wildly different connections and arrangements of the monitors as well as tried two different Active DP adapters, one from XFX and one of AMD's Qualified Recommended adapters from Accell. Basically, in the end, I strongly regret not buying a Saphire Flex edition card or a GTX 600 series card, because they can handle 3 "legacy" connections. Thankfully, my little brother doesn't seem to care much.
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    It really depends.
    If you want the 7970 go for it, but if you want to save some money grab a 7950.

    For what you want to do all you need is a 7870XT(aka 7930)
    SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ...
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    if i can save some money it would be great if there is no big gap between 7950 and 7970 u know??
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    TPU has the review of two other 7870XT.
    Performance is virtually identical to the older non-boost 7950s.
    [​IMG]
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    Yes the 7870XT has the same core as the 7970 and the 7950.
    For gaming on triple-monitor performance might not be enough.
    If you just game on 1 monitor it will be fine.
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    oh ok gotcha well i want to try play on 3 lcds

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