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Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5
8.3 out of 10

Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

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Reviews and Problems with Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

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Overall 2
2.0

Failure after one year.

Richard T., Newegg
14 December 2013
  • Summary: It was a good card while I had it. I'm just extremely disappointed that I need to shell out another $200 so quick. I wasn't prepared for this kind of expense.
  • Pros: 7870s are great for the price. I bought this one on Black Friday because it was about $0.99 cheaper than any other company's offering.
  • Cons: Died after one year of relatively light use. I clean my machines well, and my fiancee (whose computer this was in) isn't an incredibly intense power game. This thing wasn't exactly overheating. Nevertheless, after one year I have to replace it. I'm really disappointed in Sapphire's craftsmanship ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Crashes

Ian M., Newegg
30 July 2013
  • Pros: Runs cool and quiet
  • Cons: Crashes consistently when running any game in full screen. Avoid.
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Overall 2
2.0

Meh

Steven Q., Newegg
20 April 2013
  • Pros: This card is great for it's power for it's price range.
  • Cons: It has this issue when you run newer games in Fullscreen of down throttling it's power causing the games to crash and go into a sound loop and black out the screen. The card has a lot of potential and even trying some work arounds this card still has issues. Pay the extra money and get the nvidia...
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage - Black Screens

xtermz, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this card about a year ago and get a black screen within a few hours of playing certain games. Sometimes, the Windows Aero theme will also crap out. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this card--go with something more reliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Victor V., Newegg
17 January 2013
  • Pros: Lower price point than Nvidia Good specs Installed without issue
  • Cons: After one month, decided to start having issues that included spiking, flicker and black screens. Sapphire support sent me to third-party for replacement and they are charging 15 dollars each way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Annoyance black screening

Anthony S., Newegg
19 December 2012
  • Pros: Graphics are nice and run smooth when it wants to.
  • Cons: Black screen 1 month after I got it. Started when I got back into playing LoL and now it does it while playing WoW. Not worth the investment one bit.
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Overall 2
2.0

not good for gaming

lucas b., Newegg
17 December 2012
  • Summary: Tried a million troubleshoots and nothing has worked. Avoid this graphics card if you don't want a 10% loss handicap playing SC2 :)
  • Pros: graphics look really good.
  • Cons: causes continual crashes playing SC2.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Black Screen of DEATH!

Anonymous, Newegg
24 November 2012
  • Summary: Beware of the HD 7xxx series! We still don't know what the cause was. Neweggs RMA process went smoothly.
  • Pros: When this card worked, it worked beautifully. Everything I threw at it ran sublimely and flowed perfectly.
  • Cons: However, when this card started getting the infamous BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH!!!!, there was no cure. The symptoms, a black screen with a hyperactive audio loop, rendered my computer frozen after approximately 5 minutes to 3 hours. The only cure was a hard reset.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Card

Nicholas S., Newegg
7 November 2012
  • Summary: I expected better shipping from newegg, 3 day shipping took 4 days and wasn't from the east coast. And I'm disappointed in AMD/Sapphire, this is my first Radeon card after years of nVidia and this is what I get.
  • Pros: Ran great in games, better than my GTX 460 768s in SLI.
  • Cons: After two days, BSODs like crazy, no boot whatsoever while the card was being powered and connected. I was worried about this happening due to other reviews stating the same and I was unlucky.
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Overall 2
2.0

A bad gamble.

Karina Z., Newegg
2 November 2012
  • Summary: I should have known better. Hopefully, now you'll know better.
  • Pros: Was $40 cheaper than comparable models. Now I know why.
  • Cons: As widespread reports on the internet show, this card has a known hardware fault. A significant number of these are DOA. If you purchase this item, you're taking a high risk of getting a DOA card.
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