MSI HD 6870 Hawk Twin Frozr lll OR XFX HD 6870 Dual Fan Black Edition????

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  1. maZiix

    maZiix Member

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    MSI HD 6870 Hawk Twin Frozr lll:
    *Cores 1120
    *Core Clock 930mhz
    *Memory Clock 4200mhz
    *1GB
    *256Bit
    *GDDR5

    Price - £140 Preorder


    XFX HD 6870 Dual Fan Black Edition:
    *Cores 1120
    *Core Clock 940mhz
    *Memory Clock 4600mhz
    *1GB
    *256Bit
    *GDDR5

    Price - £135

    btw will any of them max out BF3 on 1280x1024/DX11 with 60+ fps constant on my Q9505(S)?
     
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  2. nikitash

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    Well as i have bought recently in this week my MSI R6870 HAWK TFIII OC edition love it so far crysis 2 DX11 all highest runs smooth and temperature under load was 64 degree which is coool.
    Also make note which is very important that MSI version have 8+2 power vrm phase means more amp power than reference design to OC extreme. I have unlocked bios where CCC upper limit is removed now ican reach 1400 mhz gpu and memory 1500 mhz .
    All i need is good PSU and voltage tweaking and nice cabinet for cooling. :)

    Go for MSI its the best HD 6870 in the market.
     
  3. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    What's the warranty on this particular XFX model? If it's lifetime warranty I'd buy that
     
  4. sajibjoarder

    sajibjoarder Master Guru

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    go with msi its better... and more ocable
     

  5. Pill Monster

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    I'd get the XFX.... mainly cuz I don't have much faith in MSI.

    And BF3 specs aren't out yet.
     
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    um scared about the bf3 too.. i dont know that my rig is oki for it or not !!:wanker:
     
  7. maZiix

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    I'm thinking about getting the XFX since am not looking to overclock.

    @lehtv it's 60 months.
     
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  8. nikitash

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    I know u had some bad experie nce with MSI but in terms of design product quality MSI is best u can get after Asus, asi have heard and saw taht some XFX failed to recognise in windows 7, loud noise, more heat, shorted life span.

    Asi have always bought MSI mobo and GPU none of them failed me once. Worked right out of the box. As for warranty i think 3 years is more than enough as nobody plan to use these gpu more than 4 years anyway.
     
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    I've always thought MSI is top quality and I am considering it. All I want is BF3 on 60+ fps high/med DX11 with 1280x1024 resolution.
     
  10. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    at 1280x1024 i'd be very surprised if it didn't run very smoothly

    And yes MSI graphics cards are high quality, the twin frozr cooler is probably the best 2-slot cooler and AFAIK all their cards have japanese solid caps. It's too bad they don't distinguish themselves from other manufacturers by having 3 year warranty and not 2. But maybe that'd add to the price of their cards, and they want to stay competitive...
     
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    I've never had trouble with MSI because I've never owned any of their products. I have seen many examples of hardware incompatibility issues related to MSI boards though.

    Also they are not second behind ASUS in terms of quality, they aren't even third....EVGA or XFX would be in front of MSI, as would Gigabyte imho, at least as far as motherboards go.
    Idk about the GFX card side of things tho.
     
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  12. Nihilanth

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    My vote goes to MSI..got one myself and quite pleased with the performance and cooling so far.
     

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