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SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card

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  • 1 x Dual-Link DVI
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a1 x HDMI 1.4a
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x Single-Link DVI-D
  • DisplayPort 1.2

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  • Minimum RAM: 1024

Product Description

Get Radeon in Your System. Immerse yourself with AMD Eyefinity technology and expand your games across multiple displays. Experience ultra-realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance in true Eye Definition with AMD's second generation graphics featuring full Microsoft DirectX 11 support. Enable incredible video quality and enhanced application performance with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology. Get unrivalled graphics. Get Radeon in your system. The product comes with 2 years manufacturers warranty and you can contact the manufacuturer incase of a replacement or warranty.500 Watt Power Supply is required.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005C8RTTU
  • Item model number: 100314-3L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at July 12, 2011

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Dan InGold on September 15, 2011
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Here is my computer setting: Dell XPS 8300 i5-2300 2.8GHZ, 6G RAM, 128GB SSD, Integrated graphics. I played Starcraft II a lot. The game is slow even if I use medium graphic settings (resolution:1600X900). Went through a few forums, I settled with this card. Here is what I find:

1: It is very very quiet. my power supply is 460W. It is plenty for this card.
2: The windows experience index score is now 7.8 (Integrated graphics 5.2)
3: Starcraft II (utra high graphic settings): FPS is between 54-101. Average:75 (Using the integrated graphics, I only get 14-30.)
4: It has two 6pin power connectors I don't need them as my power supply have them). It also comes with a VGA to DVI adaptor. This is really handy.
5: Surprise and bonus: There is no description on Amazon site that this actually include a free game: DIRT3: .
6: Great build quality
7: 3D experience (I have not tested yet)

1: This is large card. You want to make sure you motherboard has enough space for it.

This can be personal experience. When I first installed the card, I noticed the fan noise immediately and it could not be recognized and my monitors showed no signals. So I plugged my monitors back to the integrated graphic card and installed the drivers. Then I plug my monitors to the graphic card and powered on the machine. Then fan noise was disappeared and it became very very quiet. I saw signals in the monitors. Windows 7 started to recognize the new cards and install the drivers for it. The resolution still did not look good. After a restart, my two monitors were recognized and was set to their maximum resolution automatically.

Overall, I really love this card. This is great graphic card that you won't regret buying it.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Phobos on June 15, 2012
Ownership-1 year+...

This card was a winner right out of the starting gate. Installed, booted, installed driver, rebooted, and wow!

This is my second Sapphire card, my first was an X850 pro I got in 2006 and is working today. That's speaking for Sapphire reliability. I have had other video cards die in much less time.

Now this card, the HD 6870. There is hardly a bad thing to say. I dont get the super high fan sound that others have talked about. My temps idle around 100-110 F and hard gaming 135-150 F. I have been able to run Ubuntu 12.04 pretty good with it.

Ubuntu 12.04 Working good... After first release of 12.04 there were some random crashes. Then a few weeks later using Ubuntu update it seems to AOK. Waiting for Steam on linux.

Win7 AOK. [remembering the bad driver days]

Win8 AOK Performance wise may be better than Win7

I got this for 145 on sale in '11 and did get my rebate...6 months later in a debit card. That was lame... 6 months, but I got it.

Anyway I can't say how much I like Sapphire. Competitive pricing excellent performance and I don't worry about it puking like my powercolor did after 2 years.

I have done some benchmarking on this and here are the results following.

Note: I do my benchmarks like i play my games, I leave everything on the pc. So I don't strip my other drivers and 150 programs off before a test.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By stingerdoc on February 12, 2012
Ok, let's begin with this, if you have to be at the top of the heap and have the best for your rig, this card is not for you. If you have a budget, common sense, and a big enough case, this card is a "must have".

I bought this card about a year ago and it still gives back whatever I throw at it. There is enough growth potential that this card should be able to handle anything for the next couple years or so, with that being said, let's review the card itself.

This is a pretty big card, I would definitely recommend a full size case for this one, and a mother board that is of decent size also.
The air flow is not a problem for me as my rig has plenty of fans for heat (sounds like a B-29) lol, however the fans do not bother me.

Games, porn, movies, all are good with this card, it displays blu-ray 1080 just fine without a hitch.

Budget: My rule of thumb has been that a graphics card should be where to spend money. Motherboard and CPU is where you should spend the most and graphics should be #3 on the list. I try to stay in the $200.00 range, lower and you're buying yesterdays card that may have a hard time keeping up with todays programs, any higher and you're paying for bells and whistles you probably don't need. That justifies a good card at a good price that should last for years to come.

Common sense: I recommend going to your local pc store and checking the size of this card, be sure it will fit your rig and that it will not obstruct any slots you may want to use. If you have no problems, get it.
I would also like to say that after doing much homework on graphic cards, they are all getting bigger since so much importance is being put on them now.
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