As for Gigabyte, they have taken the new Radeon HD 7870 and made it even better with their upgraded WindForce 3X cooler and redesigned PCB, both of which appear to provide much greater overclocking headroom. For roughly just $10 more than the MSRP, we feel gamers are getting a real bargain with the GeForce Radeon HD 7870 OC.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips