[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]Sorry but other reviews arent painting the same picture for the 7870 XT as you are pretending it to be.
There is a pretty obvious gulf between the 7870XT and high end cards, stop kidding yourself.
It's amazing how you're able to interpret a review completely wrong. The 7870 from powercolor is also based on the tahiti le chip.
The other 7870 is a normal hd 7870 chip but it's an oc edition. The 7950 with boost from his is also an oc edtion. that's not a normal hd 7950. It outperforms the reference hd 7970 ghz edition. Kinda weird for chip that's higher ranked , isn't it.
The 7870 xt and powercolor version are not oc editions.
If you would have read the the conclusion of the article, you wouldn't have made such a fool of yourself again. They're clearly saying the 7870 xt is a superior chip to the 7870 and there might be some confusion because of the fact that it comes at stock clock out of the box while a lot of other 7870's on a custom pcb come as oc editions, factory overclocked. They didn't even touch the voltage on that xt version, which at this point you now can change.
Off course if the article that posted was actually up to date , it would have closer to the truth. The review from techradar is from 24 february, while tweaktown is still from january, where they still used the old drivers.
And since the last driver update there was big difference in performance, especially in comparison with nvidia cards, which brings met to the next point. I was comparing hd 7870 xt with a gtx 670 and gtx 660 ti, not with a hd 7950 or 7970. So the so called gulf you're speaking about between the 7950 and the 7870 xt has nothing to do with i said, but it's a fact if you use voltage tweaking, you would come closer to that oc'd 7950 than in the article you posted.
The card also get's the editors choice award on the very article you just posted. Weird, because according to you there's no difference with the normal hd 7870.
hardwareheaven also gave the card an award
Tomshardware also ranks this card higher than the 7870 and closer to the 7950 in their article
'Best graphics cards for the money'
So off course, you're right and everyone else is wrong :lol:
That sounds exactly like you.Says the hardware noob...