Club 3D 7870 Joker XT Edition Review

Far Cry 3 and Hitman Absolution

Club 3D HD7870XT Joker Edition Review

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is one of those games that doesn't ever provide eye-popping frame-rates, yet because of the slow pace of the game it equally never feels jerky. Whereas a racing game at 30FPS would be intolerable, here it's nothing but smooth. The Joker just matches the HD7950, which is great considering the price difference, but obviously hasn't got the horsepower to go toe-to-toe with the heavy hitters.

Hitman Absolution

Hitman is much the same as Far Cry 3. A slower paced game allows for lower average frame-rates without compromising playability. We can't help but be happy at the result the Joker turned in though, beating it's contemporaries and nearly topping the chart entirely. Excellent.

 

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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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