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Sapphire HD 7870 XT With Boost (Tahiti LE) Maximum Overclock Graphics Card
Hardware Heaven have published their review of the Sapphire HD 7870 XT With Boost (Tahiti LE) Maximum Overclock Graphics Card:
"Recently AMD and a number of their partners released cards based on the Tahiti LE GPU. Those were the same GPUs used on the Radeon 7900 series however were configured to a performance level below the 7950. Somewhat bizarrely AMD decided these cards would share the name of an existing product, the 7870 and we reviewed one of the early samples a few weeks back. Today we take our second look at Tahiti LE with the Sapphire 7870 XT (With Boost) and in this article will be maxing out its core and memory speed then checking how it performs in games like Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3 and Hitman Absolution against a max OC 660 Ti.
Before we begin though, a little refresher on the 7000 series...
AMD's 7900 series was the first of the Southern Islands product line to reach the market, based on the Tahiti core it replaced the older Northern Islands (6900 series parts) at the top of AMD's product stack. These new cards use AMDs "GCN" (Graphics Core Next) design, a new core built on 28nm technology and capable of using DirectX 11.1 and PCIe Gen3. GCN was designed for some key areas such as enhanced multi-tasking, power efficiency and heterogeneous computing..."
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