Club 3D 7870 Joker XT Edition Review

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Club 3D HD7870XT Joker Edition Review

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We love the clear lines of the Club 3D packaging and the Joker is no different. Even if it's starting to gain plenty of technology badges on the front. Each variant (Jack, Queen, King, Joker) are very readily identifiable, and a little pseudo-Harley Quinn is always welcome.  The package is bristling with games, from the completely risible Dirt Showdown, to the epic Far Cry 3, via Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, and a reduction in the price of Warfighter. These games alone make the price of Joker something to sit up and take notice of.

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The card itself is the now-standard Club 3D Coolstream cooler. It doesn't matter how often we see it, we think it looks excellent. Extremely well designed, sturdy, and thanks to that black PCB it will blend in to everyone's rig.  

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Alongside the heatpipes we have a single Crossfire finger. It's worth noting that because this is based upon the Tahiti core rather than the Pitcairn the HD7870XT wont Crossfire with a standard HD7870.

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At the business end of the Club 3D Joker we have a DVI, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs, whilst power is provided by two 6pin PCIe connectors.

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Most Recent Comments

14-01-2013, 03:44:46

airdeano
finally a black PCB..
man this Club 3D is churnin' out some interesting feature cards..
thanks, Tom.Quote

14-01-2013, 04:06:34

CEUOTC
Awesome card and great review TTL dude.Quote

14-01-2013, 05:05:31

dragoonk
Quite some impressive numbers there for a card in that price range, and a black PCB at last. Someone has been listening.Quote

14-01-2013, 05:19:31

Master&Puppet
These Tahiti LE cards are really exciting although I understand that there aren't going to be a lot, if any, of Tahiti LE releases from other manufacturers. It is intended to be a limited edition so get one as soon as you can...they might not be around for that long.

The TUL corporation are a major source for these releases (and TUL either owns or contracts supplies to Club3D, Powercolor and VTX3D). I'm only aware of Sapphire being the other manufacturer to release a Tahiti LE; possibly because of other major manufacturers not wanting to compromise on the existing 7870/7950 price point given the amount of stock they will likely have.

Cards to look out for:
Club3D Joker
Powercolor 7870 Myst
VTX3D 7870 Black
Sapphire 7870 XT

There is also not going to be an AMD reference Tahiti LE. Also worth noting that this will not crossfire with other 7800 "Pitcairn" cards but will work with 7900 cards which obviously have the same "Tahiti" PCB.Quote

14-01-2013, 05:22:58

Koolzy
This reviewed version of the 7870 is a great value. With a nice look and with benchmarks that are better than any other 7870, also with some interesting results compared with other gpu. All of this makes this a great choice for any one that wants a good product vs cash. Nice review Tom.Quote
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