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Old 08-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default 6870 Black edition worth it?

hey everyone I'm looking for a good radeon 6870 for my build, and I have two that I'm having a hard time deciding upon,

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

or the 6870 black edition with a single fan:Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity

all help is appreciated and thank you
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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The black edition is the same card except overclocked, you can always do that yourself =)

plus, the normal one has an extra fan, so you can overclock it EVEN higher.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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ok

can you help me on overclocking? everyone I ask always tells me the same thing but they never tell me about the voltage.

I already know that I have to raise the speed by 10mhz and then run a benchmark test to see If they're are any artifacts until I find my max speed and do the same with memory, but I don't know about the voltage, any help on that? thanks
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Whenever I overclocked, it automatically increased the voltage for me, however I do believe you don't really need to tinker with the voltage too much.
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what OC software do you use?

and do you think that It will be able to OC to 950mhz?

or possibly more?
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how much have u OC'd your card to?
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I haven't really experimented with this card that much since I just got it... but right now it's running at 940 mhz
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thats good.

how much of an increase In performance did you get?
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Very high increase, I was able to max out shadows on WOW
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