Club 3D HD 7870 jokerCard Tahiti LE 2 GB @ TechPowerUp
During the days of the GTX 500 series I turned down a GTX 560 for review because I thought they were talking about the GTX 560 Ti (which the site had already reviewed). Come to find out my shortsightedness cost me a popular card launch and taught me that I needed to pay a little more attention.
Or "to" attention in this case, their monthly fees are quite affordable these days. Its just a matter of keeping our accounts in the green.
Well it would seem my "attention account" was overdrawn once again and I totally missed the "new" Radeon HD 7870 based on the Tahiti core.
Towards late-November, AMD made a halfhearted attempt at launching a new performance-segment GPU that strikes a price-point right in between the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and the Radeon HD 7950, and that's putting it mildly. There was confusion over specifications and name until the very last minute. AMD finally decided not to make a reference-design card which left the decision to its partners, most of whom decided against releasing the SKU so as not to disturb their swelling HD 7870 GHz Edition and HD 7950 inventories. To make matters worse, AMD chose the brilliant SKU name of "Radeon HD 7870."
TechPowerUp has a scoop on the Club jokerCard that comes with a brilliant black PCB and Do Not Disturb door hanger for those long gaming sessions when you want to be left alone.
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