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Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

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Marc_G, NCIX.com
7 February 2013
  • Summary: -this card surpassed my expectations -i get almost double FPS in bf3 compared to my hd6850 on ULTRA (hd6850 was a mix of high and ultra, with shadows low no aa) res at 1080p -the only con is that the card is a little louder than my old card under heavy load when the fan surpasses 50% speed ( the asus directcu version 1 was much quieter) but the card definitely runs much cooler with the DUAL-X fans so i guess its a trade off, better cooler vs slightly louder not sure if...
  • Pros: Dual-x Cooler is very efficient, almost double FPS compared to my HD 6850, card never got hotter than 55 degrees, idles at 26 degrees(winter) never surpassed 55, 28nm is very efficient
  • Cons: cooler a little loud 50% + load, even though this is the new version of the sapphire HD 7870 i still get black screens, i recently got the card RMA'd still waiting., Despite calling and requesting a refund i was sent a replacement, with the exact same SKU, Sku "11199-16-20G" is on the sapphire forum & known to have black screen issues, fingers crossed that my RMA doesn't have the black screen issue. I will update  my review after getting the new card, sku "11199-16-20...
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