I suppose it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that AMD decided to bring something a little new to us in time for the holiday season. The new Tahiti LE based HD 7870, though, seems to be extremely limited with only a few companies choosing to pick up the new variant. AMD themselves don't have the new model on its website, though, and it seems that only a few companies have decided to pick up the model.
Alongside Sapphire the other main company we know that has bought the new Tahiti LE based video card to us is PowerColor and it comes in the form of the PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 2GB Myst Edition. The main problem is that you're not quite sure that the model is based on the new Tahiti LE chip. Hopefully today, though, we'll be able to give you a bit of a clearer picture of what exactly we're dealing with.
While we'll go into a bit more detail on the next page when we look at the specifications side of things the main thing to remember is that this is an "LE" based chip. The Tahiti chip is used on the HD 7900 series while the Pitcairn chip is used on the HD 7800 series. What I like here is that while they're using the Tahiti chip, AMD have decided to bring the "LE" based version of it to the HD 7800 series.
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