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Not sure which 7870 between these


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Hi there, im a new user on Anandtech. I would like to ask about three models with same price, which one is better for your opinion:

- Sapphire 7870 Ghz Edition
- Sapphire 7870 OC Edition
- HIS 7870 IceQ X Turbo



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Hello, this is Techpowerup not Anandtech.

Anyways, buy whatever is less expensive as they are all 7870's. If you have any real particular questions I suggest searching for reviews for the cards.
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I would personally go with the HIS 7870 over the other two, HIS i have found to be excellent and there might possibly be an issue with the sapphire cards going by this thread > http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174858

Good luck!
Revised Sapphire HD7870s have been produced since May which are supposed to resolve the blackscreen/noise/lockup issue.
So if the OP decides to go with Sapphire, it maybe a good idea to ask the vendor when the card was made.

Also if you come across any graphical problems in certain DX9 based games, it most likely won't be the card but the driver in it's current state when working with the HD7870s.