When I first saw news of the new 7870 models I thought it was pretty bad of AMD to not come up with a better name as it just causes confusion to the consumers. But they did it and for those in the know can get a great performing GPU at a steal.
The performance is great with the card pulling numbers well above the Pitcairn based 7870’s and just below the Tahiti based 7950 GPUs.
the overclocking potential of teh Tahiti LE is very strong and I cannot deny that it makes the card a even more powerful entity pending you want to spend the time to tweak some free performance from the card.
The downsides are a lil problematic as those who do not know better could buy thsi to crossfire with their GHz edition card and be left in teh cold as this card will crossfire with any 7900 series card but not with Pitcairn based 7870’s.
Anyone looking for a decent performance value card and doesnt need the bleeding edge top end card should give this one a serious thought as it can play most games on higher level graphics at HD resolutions or even pair it up with a 2nd for extreme graphics performance for the cost of a single high end GPU.
|OUR VERDICT: Powercolor HD7870 MYST Edition|
|Summary: The Powercolor HD7870 MYST is a nice card with good performance for a very decent value. for this it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear award|