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PowerColor PCS+ AMD Radeon HD 7870 Myst. Edition 2 GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E

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  • Radeon HD7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti)
  • Video Memory: 2GB DDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Bus: PCI-Express 3.0 x16
  • Max. Resolution: 4096 x 2160
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.7 x 6.1 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00AO35AXU
  • Item model number: AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 17, 2012

Product Description

PowerColor PCS+ AMD Radeon HD 7870 Myst. Edition 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card

Customer Reviews

Card is fast and is great for games..
Gordon J. Balbach
The cons are: A bit noisy and hot GPU so I would recommend a good PSU and cool case for it.
HomerFX
I got three games Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
R. Cushman

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By LG on February 18, 2013
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First off, this is NOT a 7870, it's a 7930 with a horrible name (based on same Tahiti die as the 7950 and 7970, check online reviews for details).

When it comes to overclocking you're always rolling the dice as you never know what potential your specific item will have compared to the next guys but in my case I got super lucky. Whereas my previous 5870 would barely take a 50mhz bump this card is stable at 1270 (from 975 stock boost*) for over a 30% gain without changing voltage. With fan speed at around 40% it maintained temperatures from 62-64C during a stress test/burn-in. I am currently CPU limited but for comparison my 3DMark 11 score went from around 5400 at stock speeds to 7300 with the overclock (I conservatively took the ram from 1500 to 1575 as well). My 5870 score on the same system was around 4400. Some reviews have said that this card draws a lot of power, more than a 7950 at times, which is weird, but I did not notice any heat or power issues w/my Antec 750. If you're a gamer and/or into overclocking then power is probably not a concern.

*A note about this boost feature. AMD has outsmarted themselves and poorly implemented a feature that is supposed to change the core speed on demand. From factory that would be from 925 to 975 during 3D workloads (at rest on the desktop it idles down to 500). In practice this just doesn't work at all. If you use CCC to overclock normally and set the core up to say 1100 what will happen is that the card will actually run at 925 during actual gaming. Ironically I noticed that the card would jump to my overclock setting when a 3DMark benchmark was loading but then drop down to 925 once it was actually running. This was evident based on monitoring tools as well as resulting scores.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Motter on February 25, 2013
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Ahh the Myst Edition Card.

Things of Note:

First off, this is NOT a Pitcairn based board, it is a Tahiti. Basically a chopped down 7950, physically partitioned off, you wont be flashing the BIOS to get 7950 power, sorry guys!

2nd.) You can't use Radeon HD 78** series cards based on Pitcairn to Crossfire with this thing, though i have seen on various tech sites that the Myst Edition can be Crossfired with 7950's if you tweak it enough to avoid micro stuttering.
Obviously, you can use 2 Myst edition cards to Crossfire.

Box comes with instructions, the Card, and a mini display adapter cable. Free games are included via internet.

This card replaced my venerable Nvidia GTX 460. Decided I wanted more power, and since I have a 700W PSU and was already using 2x 6 pin Molex cables to attach, I had no other hardware to mess with.

DO be aware that this card is more power intensive than the 7870's from Pitcairn.
Also, it's big, and may cause issues with cable management, etc... if you have a small or cramped case.

On to the POWER!

Windows experience numbers jumped from 7.3 to 7.9 upon installation
FPS for WoT jumped 20% at 1080p with everything on MAX
Basically, I got anywhere from 20-30% jumps in FPS in Dishonored, AC3 and FC3
(I'm running a 2400k CPU w/ 300Mhz OC), so no bottleneck.)

I overclocked using MSI application at 20% more power and went to 1200MHZ clock speed and 1600 mem speed.
Stable!
Noise is noticeable but not loud when using the Auto setting, temp maxed at 62 under load OC
Using 13.2 Catalyst Drivers

In summary:

The card is a big step up from the GTX 460 and seems to be quite happy being OC'd at the above mentioned rates.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keith on June 5, 2013
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These cards are the bargain of the year, especially with the game bundle from AMD.

These cards are the better buy than the $285ish 7950's, they have higher quality power components and less dense, faster RAM than the cheapest 7950's and with 1,536 shader cores they will usually overclock better than 7950's and 7970's as well.

I put an old Maze 4 universal waterblock on with some VGA ramsinks, and threw it in my watercooling loop with my Xeon X3360 @ 3.9GHz. I was able to get the card to 1200MHz/1625MHz on stock voltage with +20% board power loading at 46c. Scored a 9330 3Dmark11 GPU score, which is about equal to a Evga GTX670 FTW at nearly $100 less.

The newer catalyst 13.4's require a bit of modding to get MSI Afterburner to adjust voltage, once you do this you can push up to 1.3v to the core, although my particular card doesn't go much beyond 1,200MHz even with 1.3v, I topped out at 1,212MHz game stable but can bench with minor artifacts up to 1,250MHz @ 1.3v.

I am downsampling 1440p to a 46" 1080p monitor and every game I've thrown at this card runs at 50-60FPS at 2560x1440 with some AA/AF

Buy these cards NOW, they will keep up with a 7970 and embarrass all of the cheaper 7950's once overclocked.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Cushman on June 2, 2013
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This Radeon HD 7870 is based on the Tahiti LE core and is a cut down higher end chip rather than the Pitcairn based mid-range chip lesser 7870s are based on. AMD should have called this card the 7930. The performance is great for the price. It overclocks well, I'm getting 1180MHz core and 1618MHz memory with maximum temperature of 71c.

It also comes with AMD's never settle bundle. I got three games Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. Of course three days after I received my video card they added Crisis 3 to the deal and the deal is not retroactive. Oh well it's a better deal for those who choose this great card now.
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