What is the difference between these 2 video cards?
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hi ,,maybe some of this will help...
GV-R787OC-2GD Core Clock 1100MHz (Std 1000) Factory OCe'd to 1100MHz Ports HDMI 1 DVI-I 1 Mini DisplayPort 2 Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years Tri fan cooling Dimensions H= 38mm, L=285 mm, W=126 mm Gigabyte website shows 600W PSU as the minimum.
XFX - FX-787A-CDFC Core Clock 1000MHz (can be overclocked) Limited Lifetime Warranty period Ports 1 x HDMI DisplayPort 2 x Mini DisplayPort 2 x DVI (1 Single Link, 1 Dual Link) Twin Fan cooling Dimension 9.5" x 4.4" x 1.5" 500 W PSU minimum
On one hand the Gigabyte card has the factory OC and tri-cooled with a 3 year warranty (if that is important to you) The length of cards may be more important for your rig / config.Or the ports? Might at well look at the Sapphire card in the HD 7870 series too. Had very good cards from Sapphire before, the included kit is a bit nice too plus the Sapphire Club.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102996 Very nice cards and a pretty darn good deal with the included games.[:)]By the way what CPU you got ? and what PSU you have ? you likely should have an 80+ 750W PSU
Thanks for all the info. Looking into that Sapphire one also.
AMD FX-8320 8-Core Processor
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W
Thanks for getting back with some info on your CPU, and PSU, Check out the power draw here http://hothardware.com/R...CPU-Review/?page=9 Those FX-83xx are power hungry. chips The PSU you have, should handle both the FX-8320 and HD 7870 at stock speeds under full loads.
Unless you choose to 'performance tune' [OC] both the CPU and HD 7850,and that depends as to how you plan to use the system and cooling on the FX-8320.
Might as well ask what CPU cooler you got ? and if you plan to OC [performance tune] the rig ?
Maybe be a good idea to just share a link to OCCT here , >> new version, solid test suuite with stability -temp PSU charts etc, and the algorithms for Linpack work rather well with the FX series of CPUs.
Have fun ! :)
I dont plan on performance tuning(OC) unless i need to.
The CPU cooler i have is the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus.
Thanks for the getting back >> nice cooler by the way. for that FX-8320
. Should be good to go with that PSU you have and any of those cards, on your list. [:)]
By the way ...any closer as to which HD7870 you decided on ?
Pretty sweet deals with the included games.
It's between the Sapphire and Gigabyte, but not too sure yet
Both are solid choices.
[quote user="cranow12"]It's between the Sapphire and Gigabyte, but not too sure yet
yep they sure are! for what it's worth I have a Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB version and the twin coolers are pretty quiet. Sapphire folks revamped their cooling with dual x fans and upgraded them since last year model. The one you ar e looking at is most likely the new coolers.
Still a tough decision to make and itsup to you to choose which is for you, but one thing for sure is that you will know the how and why's when you do. For what its worth ...here is an infamous quote that's still popular around this joint from realneil ......& me thinks it was something like
" I reserve the right to change my mind as many times as I need before I make up on my mind"
or something like that when facing a similar decision as which graphic card to buy.
hope that helps too :)
here is an infamous quote that's still popular around this joint from realneil ......& me thinks it was something like
I just got an EVGA 2GB GTX-680 ~and~ a 256GB Transcend SSD for $380 from a friend. The drive was new and unopened, and the video card is 8 months old. It was a fantastic deal, and that 680 is a great card!
I do my homework before I buy, and sometime I take a while to pull the trigger on a purchase. With all of the new stuff being released all of the time it's not any easier to decide either.