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The HD7870 that could

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Apex legends benchmark on my cheap system

 

CPU: fx 8350 @ 4.6ghz

GPU: HD 7870 2GB @ 1.42V, 1337 Core clock, 1456 Mem Clock

Average FPS was around 75

 

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Im amazed this old hardware is keeping up like this, Got all of the parts used, spent less then $250 on this build that currently serves as a home server.


CPU:R5 1600x@4.23Ghz RAM:Vengeance Pro LPX @ 3200mhz MOBO:MSI Tomohawk B350 GPU:PNY GTX 1080 XLR8

DRIVES:500GB Samsung 970 Pro + Patriot Blast 480GB + 12tb RAID10 NAS

MONITORS:Pixio PX329 32inch 1440p 165hz, LG 34UM68-p 1080p 75hz

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Radeon HD-7 series at or above 1200Mhz (without super extreme voltages) was a very nice indicator of silicon lottery.
Very nice.Plus... Games today, with 6-8threads usage and decent averages with some dips on FX,.. It plays games still, I wouldn't argue at all :)

I just sold this.

 

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The Early FX8 and Fortnite, 970 Motherboard, Updated Motherboard BIOS 1.2 TO 1.7, Works so much better, boots bios in 6s, not 25s previously. And Higher MeM clocks! Auto Stock Default,.. The 4Ghz Turbo only when 2-4 Cores in use but windows will trickle idle 4-6 cores at 1-6%+ or so's.. (never seen Turbo 4Ghz once all day cept Idle doing nothing) otherwise using it and 3.4Ghz at "Auto" 1.4v, way too much than needed yet is "safe" But not Good Enough. So it's Overclocked 3.7Ghz, AllCores at LESS Voltage.

 

Specs below.. AMD FX8320 at 3710Mhz across all 8Cores (Not 3.4Ghz Base) 1.32v

2x4GB for 8GB of 2400Mhz RipJawsZ DDR3 but running at 2000Mhz due to Motherboard displaying 1866Mhz max+ FSB Tuning for 2Ghz

CPU Northbridge at 2400Mhz Asrock 970 Motherboard, AMD770 Chipset +VRM has a tiny lowRPM fan (40mm)

Gigabyte GTX970,..128GB Samsung Evo 750 Sata3+500GB 7200RPM HDD,.Corsair TX650w PSU

 


Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

Radeon HD-7 series at or above 1200Mhz (without super extreme voltages) was a very nice indicator of silicon lottery.
Very nice.Plus... Games today, with 6-8threads usage and decent averages with some dips on FX,.. It plays games still, I wouldn't argue at all :)

I just sold this.

 

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The Early FX8 and Fortnite, 970 Motherboard, Updated Motherboard BIOS 1.2 TO 1.7, Works so much better, boots bios in 6s, not 25s previously. And Higher MeM clocks! Auto Stock Default,.. The 4Ghz Turbo only when 2-4 Cores in use but windows will trickle idle 4-6 cores at 1-6%+ or so's.. (never seen Turbo 4Ghz once all day cept Idle doing nothing) otherwise using it and 3.4Ghz at "Auto" 1.4v, way too much than needed yet is "safe" But not Good Enough. So it's Overclocked 3.7Ghz, AllCores at LESS Voltage.

 

Specs below.. AMD FX8320 at 3710Mhz across all 8Cores (Not 3.4Ghz Base) 1.32v

2x4GB for 8GB of 2400Mhz RipJawsZ DDR3 but running at 2000Mhz due to Motherboard displaying 1866Mhz max+ FSB Tuning for 2Ghz

CPU Northbridge at 2400Mhz from 2200Mhz (Stock 1.25v) Asrock 970 Motherboard, AMD770 Chipset

Gigabyte GTX970,..128GB Samsung Evo 750 Sata3+500GB 7200RPM HDD

Corsair TX650w PSU 22" 1680x1050 60hz Panel (3360x2100p in Nvidia DSR 4x mode)

 

Yeah it can do 1300mhz on higher voltage its even hit 1400 at 1.5v

Thr only thing I added was a aio because when I bought the card the cooler wqss shot 


CPU:R5 1600x@4.23Ghz RAM:Vengeance Pro LPX @ 3200mhz MOBO:MSI Tomohawk B350 GPU:PNY GTX 1080 XLR8

DRIVES:500GB Samsung 970 Pro + Patriot Blast 480GB + 12tb RAID10 NAS

MONITORS:Pixio PX329 32inch 1440p 165hz, LG 34UM68-p 1080p 75hz

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1 minute ago, JohnDongus said:

Yeah it can do 1300mhz on higher voltage its even hit 1400 at 1.5v

The only thing I added was a aio because when I bought the card the cooler was shot 

Sweet, I've done the same to an R9-290x before, almost always works out well.


Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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6 minutes ago, JohnDongus said:

Yeah it can do 1300mhz on higher voltage its even hit 1400 at 1.5v

 Thr only thing I added was a aio because when I bought the card the cooler wqss shot 

 

4 minutes ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

Sweet, I've done the same to an R9-290x before, almost always works out well.

ayy, I have a neighbor who has a 6990 + some aftermarket cooler (arctic IIRC).

The older AMD cards were pretty bad at cooling, if they had a blower.

290x is still quite relevant compared to the 780 ti


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Seagate 5TB external SMR 2.5" HDD

MS Office 365 - 1TB Onedrive

 

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Stationary (new hobby!)

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Pens: Several Uni Signo UM-151s, Several Pilot G2s, Kaweco AL Sport Touch ballpoint

Fountain Pens: Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Al-Star M, Lamy CP1 F

Ink: Diamine Jet Black, Diamine Oxford Blue

 

Wishlist (feel free to PM me recommendations): Pentel Orenz .2/.3mm, Pentel Graph for Pro 1000 (.5mm), Rotring 600 (.5mm), Pilot Vanishing Point/Lamy 2000, Pilot Iroshizuki Kon-peki, Noodler's Tiananmen.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Firewrath9 said:

 

ayy, I have a neighbor who has a 6990 + some aftermarket cooler (arctic IIRC).

The older AMD cards were pretty bad at cooling, if they had a blower.

290x is still quite relevant compared to the 780 ti

Yeah and from what I understand the 7870 isn't too much different from a r9

 

I need to get a water cooler on that 8350 but I don't know if it would be worth it concidering I have a hyper 212 on it


CPU:R5 1600x@4.23Ghz RAM:Vengeance Pro LPX @ 3200mhz MOBO:MSI Tomohawk B350 GPU:PNY GTX 1080 XLR8

DRIVES:500GB Samsung 970 Pro + Patriot Blast 480GB + 12tb RAID10 NAS

MONITORS:Pixio PX329 32inch 1440p 165hz, LG 34UM68-p 1080p 75hz

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On 3/13/2019 at 3:00 PM, JohnDongus said:

Yeah and from what I understand the 7870 isn't too much different from a r9

 

I need to get a water cooler on that 8350 but I don't know if it would be worth it concidering I have a hyper 212 on it

I’d just get a good air cooler, scythe makes good value ones, a u14s or mugen 5

 

a 7870 is a 7950 which is r9 270x which is a 370x which is a 560 which is a 1050, so not that outdated. I’ve seen used r9 furys for 150$, which is a good deal.


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CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400 SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TGPSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920 Keyboard: Corsair Strafe | Mouse: Corsair Harpoon RGB

 

NAS:

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Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10

Seagate 5TB external SMR 2.5" HDD

MS Office 365 - 1TB Onedrive

 

Phone/Tablet:

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iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

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Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 Ti MacBook Air 13" mid-2012

 

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Schiit Fulla 2 & Sennheiser HD 598 Cs | Corsair HS70 KZ ZS10 Pro | Audio-Technica LP120USB Audioengine A2+

 

Stationary (new hobby!)

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Pencils: Staedtler 925-05 (.5mm), Pentel Smash Q1005 (.5mm), Uni Kuru Toga Roulette (.5mm), Uni Nano Dia .5mm 2B, Mitsubishi 9850 HB

Pens: Several Uni Signo UM-151s, Several Pilot G2s, Kaweco AL Sport Touch ballpoint

Fountain Pens: Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Al-Star M, Lamy CP1 F

Ink: Diamine Jet Black, Diamine Oxford Blue

 

Wishlist (feel free to PM me recommendations): Pentel Orenz .2/.3mm, Pentel Graph for Pro 1000 (.5mm), Rotring 600 (.5mm), Pilot Vanishing Point/Lamy 2000, Pilot Iroshizuki Kon-peki, Noodler's Tiananmen.

 

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On 3/13/2019 at 2:41 PM, Firewrath9 said:

I’d just get a good air cooler, scythe makes good value ones, a u14s or mugen 5

 

a 7870 is a 7950 which is r9 270x which is a 370x which is a 560 which is a 1050, so not that outdated. I’ve seen used r9 furys for 150$, which is a good deal.

Yeps just got it running at 1430core clock and 1430mem clock getting almost exactly 100fps on high settings in apex going to hit it with proper benchmarks tmrw I still have some Voltage left 


CPU:R5 1600x@4.23Ghz RAM:Vengeance Pro LPX @ 3200mhz MOBO:MSI Tomohawk B350 GPU:PNY GTX 1080 XLR8

DRIVES:500GB Samsung 970 Pro + Patriot Blast 480GB + 12tb RAID10 NAS

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I truly love the old HD 7 series cards, my HD 7970 is still going strong with medium to ultra settings in most games at 3840x1024 resolution. Only problem I have with it is that it only has 3GB of VRAM, this has not yet shown any true negative effects however :) 


"If I don't seem to laugh very often, it will be because I sold my soul for good money." - Me 2019

 

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Xeon E5 1680 V2 @ 4.4GHz - Asus Rampage Extreme IV - 16GB = 8 x 2GB Samsung 1333MHz Dimms - 2 x GTX 1080 HP OEM - DeepCool E-Shield E-ATX Tempered Glass Case - 1 x 480GB Kingston A400 SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate 7200rpm Drive - EVGA 750W GQ Gold+ Rating - 3 x Acer Nitro 23.8" 1080p 75Hz IPS 1ms Freesync Panels = NVidia Surround @ 75Hz - Akasa Venom R20 240 RGB Cooler & 5 x 120mm silent fans - BlueFinger Mechanical Keyboard - Corsair Glaive RGB Pro - Peppermint OS 64-Bit

 

Portable Devices: 

Dell Precision M6700 17" Workstation Laptop - Dell Latitude E6330 13" Business Laptop - Huawei Honor 9 Phone - Nintendo Switch

 

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On 3/13/2019 at 11:53 AM, Firewrath9 said:

290x is still quite relevant compared to the 780 ti

I've seen a lot of indication that they give RX 580's a run for their money. (If we take size, noise, and power consumption out of the competition.)

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I recently wanted to turn my wife's little work computer gameable so we can play stuff together, and got an R9 270X (essentially a 7870) off ebay for $35.

Hard to argue that they still hold up well, even in modern gaming.

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