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Thread: Sapphire vs Powercolor

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    Default Sapphire vs Powercolor

    Both cards are 225mm in length (more or less 9 inches). Your recommendations: should I choose Sapphire over Powercolor? Could Sapphire be a better brand? Sapphire's cooling solution seems better. And is it true that Sapphire's asking price for its new card is only US$230? Please confirm.


    PowerColor HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 (V2)

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    Default Re: Sapphire vs Powercolor

    How much are the gigabyte and msi twin frozr3 7870's in your country? They both have a 3 year warranty rather than sapphires 2 year

    They are a top quality brand but msi and gigabyte offer better cooling and warranties imo

    Why not pick a 7850 and overclock it which is easy to the 7870 performance levels?
    Last edited by wazza300; 11-20-2012 at 01:32 AM.
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    Default Re: Sapphire vs Powercolor

    The following list is for Newegg (USA) 7850 (regular) and 7870 GHz cards:
    Newegg Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, Radeon HD 7850 Video Cards
    Newegg typically has some of the lowest prices.
    Prices frequently change.

    Newegg is also in Canada and China.
    Last edited by profJim; 11-20-2012 at 10:55 PM. Reason: add China link
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