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    Default Diamond 7870 GHz Edition

    Introduction We’ve looked at the gamut of graphics cards in AMD’s current lineup, including several 7900 models, cards which garner much of the exposure, in no small part due to the extreme nature of those products. Those cards have proven to be powerhouses, posting impressive results, but it’s no secret that what one considers a reasonably-priced purchase might be extravagant and expensive to another. Not everyone is a hardcore gamer and enthusiast, and there is a considerable number of consumers out there that need something far more affordable that can still satisfy a gaming fix. To that end, the Radeon 7870 sits in the middle of AMD’s product lineup, at the “performance” echelon. It’s far more affordable than the potent flagship 7970, yet packs far more than the gaming-anemic 7750. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a graphics card from Diamond, but today we’re looking at the company’s 7870 GHz Edition, a model that sports a smaller PCB design and a custom cooler, as well as some flashy red styling. Retailing for about $239 ($219 after rebate), this card is quite affordable, and while we don’t expect it to be a gaming powerhouse, it could prove very enticing to gamers on a more modest budget. Let’s take a closer look at the Diamond 7870 GHz Edition and see how it fares.

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    Nice review as always Jake. This is a nice card, but with the release of the 7870 Tahiti LE from PowerColor and the 7870 Tahiti XT from Sapphire at about the same price point makes the 7870 GHz Ed. somewhat irrelevant.
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    Sam, I'm having powercolor ship Jake a 7870, but I'm not sure which one their shipping, I'll have to see if I still have the link.

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    Hopefully it's the Tahiti LE because that is one fast card for the money. It is a little on the noisy side but for the price it's awesome.
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    Default Re: Diamond 7870 GHz Edition

    Nice review Jake, Decent card, while price is a bit high for the performance...

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