Radeon HD 7870 XT
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Radeon HD 7870 XT Review
Radeon HD 7870 XT, initially set to be released as Radeon HD 7930, is a high-end GPU based on the Tahiti Core and not on the Pitcairn like in the 7800 Series.
It's based on the Tahiti LE Core with 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It comes paired with fast GDDR5 but on a 256-bit memory interface. The central unit runs at 925MHz (975MHz in Turbo Mode) and the memory clock operates at 1500MHz. It consumes up to 185 Watt.
Its performance is quite superior to Radeon HD 7870 and only around 3% worse than Radeon HD 7950.
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Radeon HD 7870 XT Performance Specification
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925 MHz
GCN 1.0 Tahiti LE
2048 MB
1500 MHz
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512KB
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30 GPixel/s
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xFirestorm43
21:46 Nov-04-2013
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Just ordered PowerColor's version last night along with a PSU! Can't wait to run my games on high to ultra. From what I heard, how bad is the bottleneck on my current CPU?

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Miha99
13:25 Nov-05-2013
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I think there's no bottleneck at all

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dadada4
11:43 Jan-20-2014
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I have the exact same CPU (granted it's overclocked) you shouldn't have any problems at all, through overclocking will help significantly, especially in games like BF3/4, and the ever so demanding Crysis 3.

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Miha99
11:45 Jan-20-2014
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yeah,those are some CPU intensive games

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nakariakov
14:07 Aug-15-2013
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is this xt the same as ghz edition?

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aatire80
17:54 Aug-19-2013
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no it is a bit more stronger and features a different GPU..tahitii LE..

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nakariakov
03:10 Aug-20-2013
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yeah thx bro, i just realize that the xt version is actually 7900 series

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aatire80
07:42 Aug-20-2013
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always welcome buddy:D

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mydreamrigmaza90210
19:16 Oct-12-2013

also you can crossfire the 7870 xt with a 7950/7970

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xiaoqiao
07:20 Jul-29-2013
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Can my CPU handle this ? Does it worth to upgrade my 7770 to this or just wait for next gen GPU ?

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ZachMMA2099
11:25 Jul-29-2013
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Yes it can.

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xiaoqiao
17:56 Jul-29-2013
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Thanks :)

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mydreamrigmaza90210
13:54 Jul-29-2013

the 3470 is a strong quad core CPU, it will only be bottlenecked by high end sli builds, then next gen cpu won't be worth it, the only valid upgrade would probably the 3570k for OC, but that's it, this could handle a gtx 780, maybe a titan

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xiaoqiao
17:56 Jul-29-2013
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Thanks for your reply
and you have a really nice rig :)
Just wondering why a 7770 has higher core speed than this ?
Should I go for 8850/8870 instead?

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xiaoqiao
09:11 Jul-30-2013
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One more thing bro,
I have ACBEL 500W + 50W psu and do I need to change it after upgrading to this card?

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mydreamrigmaza90210
13:58 Jul-30-2013

I think the psu is good enough for your PC.

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ZachMMA2099
09:12 Jul-11-2013
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I like this card because it is better than the HD 6970 and other Nvidia products. lol!

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ZachMMA2099
09:13 Jul-11-2013
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Any flaws or issues about this card? I was thinking of upgrading to this. Any thoughts? TIA!

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AfterLife6
20:59 Jul-11-2013
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I have it and I love it. Nothing more to say about it but its my first high-end graphics card so wait for someone with more experience then me to comment ;)

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mydreamrigmaza90210
23:48 Jul-25-2013

the only flaw I could say is the temps if that's an issue, if it is then get the sapphire version.

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ZachMMA2099
21:45 Jul-26-2013
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after I post a comment about the "other Nvidia products" thing I got negatives, tsk tsk, I hope he knows what I'm talking lol! haters here in Game debate? I see this card very good but 7950 is future proof than this because it has 3gb of ram.

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mydreamrigmaza90210
22:22 Jul-26-2013

true, but it also depends on the resolution, the 3gb of VRAM may not even be useful unless you use eyeinfinity, and that memory bus is only found it highest end Nvidia (gtx titan) plus don't worry, I'll give you a thumb

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ZachMMA2099
02:13 Jul-27-2013
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no need, but thanks by the way! :)

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SooneX
16:46 Jul-14-2013
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best card ever!

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ZachMMA2099
21:47 Jul-26-2013
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No offense, could you please elaborate why is it, this card is the best for you? I just want some accurate justification about this card. :) TIA!

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mydreamrigmaza90210
22:23 Jul-26-2013

this card is amazing because of the price to performance ratio, it is the price of a 7870 but it has the performance close to a 7950, and it can be OCd to have superior performance to the 7950

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ZachMMA2099
02:12 Jul-27-2013
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now I know :) Thanks again!

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mydreamrigmaza90210
18:05 Jul-27-2013

you're most welcome!

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cupthecake
13:43 Jun-25-2013
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whats the best amd cpu match for this?

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SooneX
19:08 Jul-06-2013
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fx 8320

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eliassakran
17:17 Jun-08-2013
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sapphire hd 7770 GHz Edition crossfire or sapphire 7870 xt ?

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dodo123
15:48 Jun-17-2013
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This because it's quite a bit more stable than CrossfireX/SLI configs.

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S3NTIN3L
23:17 May-21-2013
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This card or the AMD Radeon HD 7870 Gigabyte OC Edition

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dadada4
12:28 May-22-2013
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Sapphire's 7870XT

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mydreamrigmaza90210
15:31 May-25-2013

7870 xt is a great card, pick this one. You can also Xfire with 7950/7970

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Generalissimo
16:26 Apr-26-2013
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Why does it have a lower pixel rate than the standard 7870? would the increased texture rate and bandwidth totally make up for it?

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SooneX
12:53 Apr-19-2013
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will this card run fine with my procesor? i am planing to buy this rig soon so..
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mydreamrigmaza90210
16:00 Apr-20-2013

no, that's a bottleneck, you need a new CPU

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SooneX
16:05 Apr-20-2013
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u sure? look again!

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mydreamrigmaza90210
17:48 Apr-20-2013

oh you! it said celeron lol

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Temeee
19:47 Mar-20-2013
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best screen size 1920x800????
Pip something wrong there?

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Mazasrb
19:23 Mar-21-2013

Nothing wrong, simply that is the maximum recommened resolution that should be played on. Playing with much larger resolutions would give troubles in latest games.

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Temeee
20:05 Mar-21-2013
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Pip fixed it. It was earlier 1920x800 and it is now 1920x1080 which it should be

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Mazasrb
20:41 Mar-21-2013

Ah, OK.

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