Already a fan of what the HD 7800 series was offering us I'm not too shocked to find myself impressed with the PowerColor offering here today as it adds everything we love about video cards - a new cooler that runs nice and quiet along with a nice overclock that helps boost our performance.
What's nice about the performance increase is that the reference HD 7870 offers us good performance around that 1920 x 1200 performance scraping past that 60 FPS average we always aim for. Thanks to the overclock, though, we see that at that 1920 x 1200 resolution we get some more breathing room from the model that helps make sure we get silky smooth gaming performance.
While we haven't got any exact word on pricing we know that there's going to be a slight premium on the PowerColor PCS+ model on top of the reference designed MSRP that comes in at $349. If past models are anything to go by, though, it won't be anything too major and considering the noise levels of the card and the overall performance, it's going to be well worth it.
If you're interested in gaming at 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 and below, the HD 7870 is just a fantastic model. If you want something quieter, though, while also a bit faster, then the PowerColor PCS+ version we've got here today really stands out.
Like most cards we see from PowerColor, the PCS+ HD 7870 GHz OC Edition 2GB card here today is going to be a great option for people who are looking for a video card at that mid $300 mark. We wouldn't hesitate recommending this to anyone who wanted to spend that kind of money.
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