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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.

    SAPPHIRE HD7870 GHz EDITION 2GB GDDR5


    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?
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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.

    **edit**
    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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