Reviews and Problems with Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB GDDR5
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Seriously good stuff
Tran Hung, Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: I got it pretty cheaply from a sale with Prime shipping. Didn't get a faulty one, packaging was good and it works like a charm. I mean if your rig is not a serious gaming rig, this works fine. I was playing Tomb Raider, Saint Row 4 and Bioshock Infinite, the card stays up fine with high (not ultra high) settings. Combining this card with some decent CPU, and you have a really affordable rig with above the standard performance.
Summary: Have had good performance for the price I paid. One thing I am not overly impressed with... micro-stutter. In terms of pure fps (frames per second) comparisons, this card measures up well to it's nVidia competitors. BUT in many games I get quite a bit of micro-stutter. This is when your fps will suddenly bottom out, almost too quickly to register, making your screen appear to "jump" "stutter" or "lag".
Summary: I'm using this to drive a quad-HD monitor in an HTPC because Linux won't let me do it from my Z87 GPU. Not nearly as efficient running it this way, and the first thing I noticed was the heat pouring out of the cabinet. It works very well though, and I'll have a hard time spacing out on music visualizations with anything less now, dammit. Just a note, this requires 2 PCI-Express 6-pin connections from a 500W+ power supply.
Summary: This video card is perfect for mid range gaming and it is fully capable of any game out there right now. I bought this second one for a Crossfire setup and I love it. I got them both for a steal on Amazon and I highly recommend them to any person interested in gaming.
Very good card -- awesome with latest ATI Video Drivers released Nov '13!
Ed Clark, Amazon
18 November 2013
Summary: Good overall card. Allows me to crank some games up to higher level than I've been able to with the 7750 card. I do notice when its cranking away in Total War Rome 2 it gets pretty hot in my desk area containing my tower. No alarms yet just saying I notice the heat a tad more. The price on this card last month was on point and great value. For WoW, it works amazing well with very high settings.
Summary: I run these cards in crossfire and find that they can run any game thrown at it... even on ultra settings. However, don't be expecting to max out most games out despite what you read. Once you start enabling the special rendering effects and tesselation, your system is gonna take a hit. Even in crossfire these cards aren't the powerhouse I was expecting. They are really good at running 1080p displays around 50-70fps.
Summary: This card was to replace a GTX 660, which both replaced a HD 5850. The 5850 pushed really well and both GTX 660 and HD 7870 obviously outperformed it. Both cards gave about the same FPS average with the games I play. My computer is connected to a 32" LG LCD tv via HDMI. The GTX 660 had the anaglyph/stereotropic 3d capability. Colours are clean and rich. Small text are clear and easy to read. Not much heat and fan is pretty much silent.