Reviews and Problems with Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5
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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...