Sapphire HD 7870 XT With Boost (Tahiti LE) Graphics Card Review

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Sapphire HD 7870 XT with Boost (Tahiti LE) Max Overclock Graphics Card Review

GPU Computing and Media Playback

GPU Computing
As we noted earlier in the review the 7900 series allow us, when used with the correct software, to take advantage of GPU acceleration in tasks which are normally performed on CPU only. One such piece of software is Cyberlink MediaExpresso.



Benchmark Results


Both AMD and NVIDIA offer good GPU acceleration performance in MediaExpresso, each dropping CPU use considerably and finishing the conversion in similar times.

Media Playback
One of the many tasks consumers regularly perform on their systems is watching streaming content such as video on YouTube. Of course like any other media source YouTube also allows us to watch high definition video and with the latest browsers our GPU can assist in processing the playback.



Benchmark Results


The results above show that for playback of 4K, ultra-high resolution files, both architectures have no problems which is ideal for those looking to future-proof their build.

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