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    Differance between these two cards

    Im fixin to get my card ordered today and was looking and these 2 cards are listed separately but looks like same part numbers so anyone see something i dont..lol

    Newegg.com - XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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    fans...lol one has a single fan the other has dual fans and possibly a bit better cooling??

    otherwise they are identical
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    Well the third one for $209 is actually the 2gb version. Didn't notice the difference in shipping, guess it really depends on how much better the dual heatsinks and dual fans would be as to which would be better.

    I'll leave opinions on the choice between the 460 and 6870 to someone else.
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    Between those two the GTX 460 would be the better deal.

    Normally a 1GB GTX 460 has 256 bit memory bus, and the 768MB models had 192-bit, along with some less Raster units...


    Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

    But these EVGA models, seem to be a combination of the two, 192-bit memory, but full 1GB model specs otherwise, though not sure if it has a full 32 Raster's or just 24 like the 768MB model... Would be nice to see a GPUz readout of it.

    But, with the clock speeds of these things, WELL past stock speeds, and even past Stock GTX 560 speeds, they should perform about on par with a GTX 560, if not better, as I can't believe a mere 64-bit difference in memory will amount to much.

    but the 560 and 6870 trade blows with each other, so knowing that, for $140 vs $180... its kind of a no brainer.

    Both cards are near the same power consumption too, 150-160W range.
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    I ordered the EVGA GTX 460 superoverclocked graphics card ...cant wait to see what the difference is going to be from my PNY gt240 card.

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    should be night and day.
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    Just got my new card installed and according to EVGA Precision heres what it is running.

    Core Clock 867

    Shader clock 1735

    Memory clock 2025

    Skyrim does look better.

    In the package with the card they supplied 2 adapters from molex to 6 pin but didnt need them as i had 2 6(8 pin) pin connectors on the power supply.
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    cool, great to hear, are you running the game on the same settings, or did you jack them up a bit more?

    Hows it running for any other games you might have, that are newer?
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    Running game on settings

    EVGA has a neat little tool for benchmarking and stress testing and burn call OC scanner and in test i got 73 fps on it but man the gpu temps went up to 78c degrees and when not under load just idling cupid shows like 50mhz core 101 shader and 135 memory but as soon as load starts it jumps up to max.

    The EVGA OC scanner was only like a 2.1MB download seems to work good i got a 2200 on that and i also have the EVGA OC'ing tool.
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    "Precision"?

    if so, yeah also have that, but none of my cards are OC'd right now.

    Though mainly use it to monitor temps, fan speeds, as well as set fan speeds (to auto), and if necessary, changing the fan speed/temp curve.

    also use it to display FPS and time (military 24 hour time) in game, with temps also shown, using its DirectX Overlay function.
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    I just ran it up to 950 core and it went from 73 FPS to 75fps and fromm 2200 to 2250 went to 983 and it locked up ..got a driver stopped responding error gona update to newest drivers and try it.

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    yeah, they just released the newest drivers yesterday (maybe it was late monday), saw it posted on Facebook, but didn't both updating on my end, since I had just updated to latest a week or so ago.
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    thing to do, is test those OC's with some other benchmarks as well to ensure they are stable with those tests also.

    I wouldn't run Furmark though, since that can run the hardest on any card, and harder than most games will.

    but stuff like 3DMark, Lightsmark, Unigine Heaven Benchmark, and some others would be good choices, maybe some game benches as well.

    One I use quite often is X3: Terran Conflict Rolling Demo, which is non playable, but can be used as a benchmark, and does a good job at it.
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    I have to be careful about what i download being that im on mifi i have a cap of 5GB data a month. Every GB over that is 10 bucks...lol

    According to Tom's Hardware review and benchmarks the GTX 460 superclocked smoked the HD 6870 and just a little behind the GTX 470.
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    yep, sounds about right, though I think their review was with the 256-bit memory bus version, but the 192-bit shouldn't be that far behind, especially with its current Factory OC, which should be much higher than the 256-bit models and their Overclocks.
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    sorry, had to add that Skyrim reference there, for some reason it popped into my head when I read your post LOL.
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    AAHH Did Someone steal you sweet roll
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    I raised the memory clock to 2275mhz and did that bench test and went from 73 FPS to 78 FPS and from 2200 to 2310 stock setting was 2025MHZ.


    I raised core clock to 950mhz and shader clock 1902mhz and memory clock to 2430mhz and FPS went up to 84 and the bechmark went up to 2520.
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