Summary: MSI as you'd expect have put together a really nice HD 7870 that as always stands out for all the right reasons. Combined with the strong Twin Frozr cooler as well, we can see its strong performance helps achieve a really nice overclock that helps boost overall performance.
Summary: We were positively surprised by AMD's new Radeon HD 7800 Series in our launch day review. Since then nothing has changed. The MSI HD 7870 TF III uses the same reference design PCB, adds a bigger cooler and increases clock speeds.
Pros: Good performance increase (over previous generation), Overclocked out of the box, Some additional OC headroom left, Quiet in idle, Native full-size HDMI output, Adds support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for multiple independent audio streams
Cons: Noisy under load, OC out of the box quite small, Price too high to be competitive, CCC Overdrive memory limits too low