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Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 21197-00-40G

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Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB DDR5 HDMI/ DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600
Processor 925 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz
Graphics Coprocessor Radeon HD 7970
Chipset Brand AMD
Graphics Card Ram Size 3 GB
Brand Name Sapphire Technology
Item model number 21197-00-40G
Operating System Windows 7/Vista/XP
Item Weight 4.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 14.8 x 4 x 9.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 14.75 x 4 x 9.75 inches

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ASIN B006P88VO8
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4.1 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,551 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Shipping Weight 4.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 9, 2012

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By Marco Padilla on January 11, 2012
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This is a great card. I was a little hesitant to fire sale my 2 MSI 6970 Lightnings (which are amazing) and buying a single 7970, but it was unwarranted. The performance, once easily overclocked (by ATI/AMD's stock overdrive), is on par with my previous setup on games that supported crossfire. The games that didn't support it, well this card just blows my previous setup out of the water in that scenario.

Another point that ALMOST made me sit on my hands for a while and wait was going from top of the line custom cards (msi lightnings)to launch day OEM cards. I've only purchased cards with after market coolers for the past 3 generations but I just couldn't wait to try out the 7970. I'm happy to say that while gaming, I don't notice a difference in fan noise. If anything, it runs cooler than my previous setup (obviously crossfire had a lot to do with it) and it may be actually quieter. While the Lightnings had an excellent HSF along with all sorts of other custom parts, the 7970's 28nm process just really nullifies the need for a monster HSF setup.

Plenty of great reviews out there on the interwebz, go read those. Just wanted to 5 star this because of the fool with the 3 star review spreading FUD.
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I just upgraded from a pair of 6970 to two of these running in Crossfire using a Dell 30" monitor (2560x1600), so here's my take.

Size - The cards are basically the same size as the 6970s, which is to say big. If you have a small case look elsewhere -- if you have a midsized case I recommend you make sure these will actually fit before you make a purchase.

Performance - One thing to note first is that the drivers that ship with this are basically beta drivers and AMD has so far only released one update. With that siad the performance is very good. In older games there isn't much of a gain over the 6970s as they both play anything older perfectly. As for new games once again the 6970 in Crossfire could basically run almost anything at 60fps or better on a 30" screen -- however for those games that didn't want to run smoothly the 7970 in Crossfire takes care of that. In Crysis 2 with the Ultra high-resolution pack installed with everything turned on and all the way up I can get a solid 60FPS with the new setup, on the older 6970 Crossfire I got about 20FPS, so that's a huge jump. I think it's safe to say that the 7970 can handle DX11 games extremely well which should give you some future proofing, or at least as much as you can expect in the field of high end video cards.

Heat - I read some people saying these cards run hot. This might be the case if you're coming over from the peasant class cards of the mainstream, but for the highest of high end cards these actually run quite cool -- and they're much quieter in games than any other high-end card I've ever had (GTX8800, GTX295, AMD 6790, etc). Even in Crossfire I'm amazed at how much more tame the sound is coming from them.
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By nemmka on January 10, 2012
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Fastest single chip video card.Runs cool and very quiet even at full load, gave me 40-45% extra performance than my 6970 HIS icecool,no crashes after hours of gaming!
Best ever, pricey but you pay for performance I am very happy with my purchase.I had before sapphire 6990 and while performance was better it was little too much heat and noise from that card so I sold it and got one 6970 from his and it was very good but I missed my 6990 performance...not anymore!!!!!Get it you will not regreat your decision.
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By Damian on February 22, 2012
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Picked up two of these cards, as my 4 yr future proofing project. And let me tell you, unless something remarkable comes out pushing the limits of pc gaming ... this card is awesome. I am able to run Battlefield 3, Crysis and Batman on Ultra settings with a 26 inch monitor on 1080p pushing 60 fps. Bottom line ... if it is graphic performance you want, get this. Card goes up to 34-39 under heavy load which isnt bad. The only downfall of the card is the the fans when kicked in sound like an aircraft taking off. Other than that ... highly worth it.

My system specs ...

2 X Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) = 24GB
2 X Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
1 X OCZ Technology 240 GB Agility 3 SSD- 3G SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive
1 X Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB SATA III
1 X Intel Core i7-980 Processor 3.3 Ghz LGA-1366 (BX80613I7980) Intel Core i7-980 Processor 3.3 Ghz LGA-1366
1 X Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Coole
1 X EVGA Intel X58 and ICH10R Chipset EATX DDR3 800 LGA 1366 Motherboards 141-GT-E770-A1 EVGA Intel X58 and ICH10R Chipset EATX DDR3 800 LGA 1366 Motherboards 141-GT-E770-A1
1 X Cooler Master Cosmos II Full Tower Case
1 X ENERMAX MAXREVO Series EMR1350EWT 1350W ATX12V
4 X COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan
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Upgrading from twin 5870's for iRacing, pushing three 23" monitors in eyefinity. Have had to turn down some of the eye candy to get decent frame rates at some tracks and iRacing is a bit lacking in the Eyefinity support. Saw this card and just had to have it.

Put it in last night and everything is going great. Framerates doubled or more, and that is with all graphic settings maxed out, which they weren't before. Awesome card and well worth the price of the upgrade.

Glad Sapphire put some Mini-DP to DVI adapters as those were the monitor cables I had for the outboard monitors, though the change in DP cable threw me a little bit. The nice thing about this over the 5870 was that it didn't matter which monitor was on which port. Before the middle monitor needed to be on the DP port.

Very happy with the upgrade.
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