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Diamond 7870 GHz Edition

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Posted February 22, 2013 by Jake in Video Cards

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Price at time of Review: $239 ($219 after rebate)
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Sleek and unique styling; very low temperatures; low noise; smaller PCB; 5 year warranty; excellent value against Nvidia competition
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Can struggle with high resolution and image quality settings.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Sharp aesthetics are complemented by excellent gaming value.
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Package and Accessories

Starting with the package and accessories, the Diamond 7870 GHz Edition comes in a flashy black, grey, and red package that prominently displays the GHz Edition moniker. The front of the box has the critical information, and the most notable features identified are the PCI Express 3.0 compatibility, GDDR5 memory, AMD Eyefinity ability, and a robust 5 year warranty offered by Diamond.

The rear of the box continues more detailed information about some of the features and specifications.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Casecutter

    Wow would’ve like to have seen the GTX660 in all those test. In those missing it’s amazing how close this 7870 was against the 660Ti OC; which something like that would require at least $60 more. Would’ve also like to have seen what you could’ve found in OC’n that Diamond, even in Crysis 2 you wonder how it would closed in on the GTX Ti’s 25% lead. As cool as that that thing ran adding 15% to the 1Ghz could paint a whole different picture.




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      We’re in the process of updating our benchmark games, as well as cards, so unfortunately the GTX 660 wasn’t in all the charts this time. We’re working to get those done for upcoming ones though.

      OC’ing can be a tricky beast. Yes, the 7870 might close in on the GTX 660 Ti, but then that card could be OC’d and then pull ahead again. It’s a back-and-forth thing really, and not a question easily solved.

      Thanks for the feedback!





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