- Minimum RAM: 1024 MB
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
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
I replaced my old Radeon 4890 Power-color edition and there was a slight improvement from that when it came to running particular graphic enhancements in games.
I mainly bought it so I would have DX11 since my old card didn't.
This is the second 6870 I have had to get, the first one was DOA, Amazon let me swap it for a new one. And after 2 MONTHS the card started having major graphical issues, random colored pixels on the desktop, games were not even playable. I tried the 'baking method' as a last ditch effort to salvage the thing, this did not improve or worsen the card.
I find it hard to believe I got two lemons one right after the other. I have contacted Sapphire and in the process of returning it for a replacement.
I have already bought a new Nvidia EVGA GTX 560ti 448 Core Classified and it is running soundly.
After using Netkas Romcreator with the EFI rom, and then flashing the card in OS X 10.7 with Zues Flash (2.3), I was able to flash the card and it functions natively in OS X. Works in both my 10.6.8 and 10.7 and of course Windows 7. Video performance is good, card is pretty quiet. However Mac users will lose functionality of the top DVI port but the other ports should work fine. Its nice being able to play most games at 2560 x 1600.
Quite happy with my purchase, its a good cheap upgrade and has put a little more life into my aging Mac Pro.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived deffective and couldn't change it. It had a dead memory.Published 1 month ago by Fernando Demian Arcuri
For a long time, the best valued card on the market and I had it for years before finally moving up to a GTX 970 which was soon somewhat trumped by the next generation of ultra... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Tran
This card will still be a good choice to this day.
don't game as much as I used to but I picked up a second card for when decided to upgrade my power among other things. Read more
I love this card. It had the best performance to dollar ratio when I bought it. Not the most powerful video card to say the least, not the least powerful either. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anthony Clauser
Really liked this card. Was better than the one I replaced it with. Did the job.Published 11 months ago by Jay Chen
My son took used this for gaming and it worked nicely for the money. I use it now and it plays Supreme Commander Forged Alliance very nicely.Published 17 months ago by Swiss army knife