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PowerColor HD 7870 Devil 2048 MB

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#1
The PowerColor HD 7870 Devil is a highly overclocked custom design that comes with a triple fan cooler and software voltage control. Priced at $240, it sits right in the sweet-spot segment of cards that provide a decent gaming performance without breaking the bank.

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Excellent build/package (except yes memory chips) :banghead: and could have a place but not when other nice 7870 can now be had for $180!

Regrettably just too late to have any merit. Almost feels like this was built for the Hainan, and PowerColor had it sitting in the wings so they started it up.
 
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Sorry, the 9.5 score for this not-so-great HD7870 is beyond me.
 

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Sorry, the 9.5 score for this not-so-great HD7870 is beyond me.
oops .. wrong score .. fixed .. copy and paste error from older review =)
 
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Very generous review considering that this card is $80 more expensive over the cheapest 7870s on Newegg.

I'm a little sad they didn't use one of the Tahiti LE chips for their Devil edition card; would have made the price make a lot more sense.
 

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Very generous review considering that this card is $80 more expensive over the cheapest 7870s on Newegg.

I'm a little sad they didn't use one of the Tahiti LE chips for their Devil edition card; would have made the price make a lot more sense.
i initially thought this card would be a double-gpu model. that could have sparked some interest for a reasonable price..
 
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I asked someone of his own temps about the sapphire 7870 dual fans and got a response of 40-50C
How could it be?
 
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7870 XT > 7870 Devil
 
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Can't believe the Devil stuck W1zz and make him waste his time! :laugh:

I would pick a NV 760 for around the same price which has much better performance.

I think 760 is in the sweet spot!
 
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This card is a straight-up time machine. For a moment there I thought I was back in 2012 :roll:
 

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Can't believe the Devil stuck W1zz and make him waste his time! :laugh:

I would pick a NV 760 for around the same price which has much better performance.

I think 760 is in the sweet spot!

I have to agree, I can only expect the Tahiti Based 7870 for 240, other than that might aswell pick up a Reference model 7870 Pictarin and put aftermarket cooling on it
 
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Thats a sexy looking card...
I wonder if the devil's backplate could be modified to fit my 7970?


Maybe they want to test a new cooling design on a bunch of old gpus before they roll out the new 8k series.
 
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W1zzard said:
PowerColor's thermal solution uses three 80 mm fans and four heatpipes.
Central fan is for sure larger than two others.



He must be 90mm.