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PowerColor Devil HD7870 2GB

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Posted July 18, 2013 by Jake in Video Cards

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Price at time of Review: $260
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Performance almost matches stock Radeon 7950; Sleek styling; Low temperatures and noise; Gaming mousepad included; Bonus games included; Great value
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Can't match framerate horsepower of Nvidia's new GTX 760
 
BOTTOM LINE:
A great option who want a healthy mixture of performance, features, and value.
by Jake
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Package and Accessories

Starting with the package and accessories, the Devil HD7870 comes in very atypical PowerColor syling: a minimalist black and red box with red accents at the front, and a faux-wax looking stamp on the front. This is extremely different from what we usually see from Powercolor in their packaging.

The rear of the box continues more information about some of the features and specifications, particularly about the improved cooling, Digital PWM, and Multi-phase 7+1+1 power design improved longevity and durability during overclocking.

Inside the box, PowerColor has included an interesting package; there’s the typical warranty info, driver disk, and two video output converters, but…..

we also see a very unique addition here: a PowerColor Devil-branded mousepad. We must admit we’ve never seen a gaming surface included in a graphics card package before, but it would make sense when you think about it. Upon closer examination, it’s actually quite a nice mousepad, with flexible rubberized base and polymer top, which looks like a hybrid construction between a speed mat and control mat. It’s probably worth $20-$25 retail, and we think it’s a really unique and smart move by PowerColor.

It appears this Devil card qualifies for AMD’s “Never Settle” promotion, which includes Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite coupons for free downloads of those two A+ games titles. The Never Settle Reloaded promotion is an outstanding deal, considering that’s about $120 worth of free games included with this package.

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