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Perfect for Compute and High Resolution Crossfire
Leveraging the power of the 270X GPU this card adds 4 Gigs of GDDR5 to allow for maximum performance in computer environments. This extra memory will also provide great gaming performance for high resolution gaming in crossfire.
Famous for our exclusive cooling solutions like the award-winning Vapor Chamber Cooling technology, Vapor-X, SAPPHIRE's reputation for innovative excellence continues to grow with the introduction of our new dual-extractor technology - Dual-X. Dual-X is a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans that provide quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load.
Multiple Monitor Beast
AMD Eyefinity 2.0 featuring support for stereo 3D-multi-display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution-output up to 268 megapixels per GPU. Perfect for powering HD displays.AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology: Triple or Quadruple gaming power with AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology. AMD CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system.
4 GB GDDR5
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Date First Available
October 11, 2013
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I have spent quite awhile with this graphics card, and it dawned on me I never wrote a review for this great card, and with all the new holiday games coming out people would like to to know how well one of these older cards can handle them. I have benchmarked them, crossfired them, and overclocked them, so the review will be comprehensive of my total experience with this card.
Let me tell you, it's a beast. Now I know there have been people who have had artifacting, BSODs, complaints about stuttering, etc., but having experienced all of these issues myself, ten times out of ten it was a user error on my part, and had nothing to do with my graphics card. Game performance is very, very good for what I had paid for this card, which at the time was $240. I was able to bulldoze through a heavily modded Skyrim consistently from 55-60 fps. The only time the card held me back was when I installed RealVision ENB to Skyrim, which is a very demanding ENB even for the latest cards, and now my framerates stay in the 45-56 range and only sink to 38 in heavily detailed cities. It ate FarCry 4 with ultra everything as long as my MSAA wasn't set higher than x4, but at 1080p the difference was negligible to me. NBA 2K15 was incredibly smooth, although it isn't a very VRAM intensive game. Shadow of Mordor ran very smooth, ultra everything, but as long as the Nvidia Gameworks stuff was off. The same can be said for The Witcher 3, although I did not expect Nvidia features to work well on a Radeon board anyways.
Things got interesting when this card went on sale for $175 and I decided to go the Crossfire path. Having played with a crossfire setup for almost a year now, I would not recommend to crossfire these cards, although the reason is because the card is so good by itself. It ran everything smooth with one card, so there were almost no performance gains to be had. I would like to say it increased my stability, but it actually created longer loading times in my games for some reason, most notably in NBA 2K15, which would cause me to disable it. On that same note, almost all the games I own either do not have crossfire support, or there's more stuttering with two cards than with one, like in Fallout 4, where the microstuttering was very noticeable. (Although at the time of this review I think there has been no real crossfire support for Fallout 4 yet, and it defaults to AFR mode, although I could be wrong.) Now I am selling my second card and happily playing Fallout 4, Star Wars BattleFront, The Witcher 3, GTAV, and a 150+ mods Skyrim, maxed out graphics settings, with no issues whatsoever.
To comment on the Sapphire part of the card, they did a great job with the Dual-X fan design. It keeps quiet, and keeps the card very cool as well, reaching only 61 degrees Celsius in my Firestrike benchmarks. I wish they would have included some LED lights onto the card but for the price it's me more whining than anything. I did try to do some overclocking for fun and was disappointed in its OC ability, but it runs so fast you don't need to overclock anyways, so this is not cause for loss of a star.
All in all, if you pick this card up on sale, or are planning to buy it because it has 4GB of VRAM for the $200 range, I would not hesitate, and I would highly recommend this card to anyone looking for a budget card. When it comes to price to performance no one does it like AMD, just look at what they have continued to do with the R9 390, and now the weirldy-same-priced R9 390x.
I decided to upgrade from a sapphire hd 6850 to this card. After allot of research I decided on this card as from all the other reviews out there this card got the most positive rating. I live in Toronto and ordered it on a Monday and it came 24 hours later I was very impressed by how fast delivery was. Installing it was very easy but make sure you un install your old gpu drivers before you install your new card. also I suggest to go to the amd web site and download the latest drivers, do not use the disk it comes with. I played far cry 3 , serious sam 3 and super street fighter 4 AE and noticed such an improvement on my games everything was on ultra settings this card it just so amazing and I am glad I went with this card was going to get the r9 290 but hey this one was around 200 bucks cheaper and I probably would not notice the difference between the two anyway. So thank you Amazon for your speedy delivery to Canada the only thing a wish that it would come with some free games like some other promotions but I wont complain that much lol anyway its a great card and a great price.
i have an eyefinity set up with 3 20" monitors and a hexa core AMD Fx series processor with 16 GB of ram. i used to have 2 HD6870s in crossfire mode. this graphic card performs better then the previous crossfire set up by a great margin. i am so far able to to play every game with full resolution, highest possible graphics settings (minus the nvidia physx for some games (which isn't really a huge visual loss, and not all games use it or make a huge difference)), and play them with no lag whatsoever. I am not a fanatic about FPS, but as long as there is no lag to the naked eye it works. great products. awesome graphics card. runs cool. drivers were perfect, AMD has definitely gotten better with the drivers. I'd absolutely recommended it.
This video card does exceptionally well in just about every game type, whether you like strategy, first person shooter (FPS), role playing gaming (RPG), massive multiplayer online role playing (MMORPG), or open world games such as grand theft auto 5 (GTA V). I've yet to find a game that this video card will not or can not play on high quality settings.
In GTA V, you cannot max out all settings without overclocking this card. But the game runs smoothly on high settings without any issue. I run a 3 monitor setup, and have stress tested this card. Have had 2 EvE Online clients running at high settings, while watching videos and multi-tasking on the 3rd monitor without any noticeable issues or degradation of performance. I've also attached the Passmark scores for this video card to show how it measures against a benchmark test.
Highly recommend this card, I definitely will be purchasing another to Crossfire in my gaming rig.
I really liked this card when i bought it a couple years ago. Would have given it a 5 stars because it was awesome having 4GB GDDR5 in my compy. But it is very incompatible with windows 10 nowadays. I have many issues with the drivers when playing games. I will be playing OW or Diablo 3 or any steam game and the drivers will come to an unexpected halt, freeze the game, and be unable to recover, and you have to reboot. Which means, if you are in a game you lose everything you were doing. Sometimes it happens every 15-20 min which makes it intolerable to use. Not the card's fault or the seller's fault but AMD's fault. Seems like this is "legacy" hardware now and they wont support windows 10 anymore. Which means no more updates... A trick I use is to uninstall all of the drivers for it and install older drivers. Works "ok" but there are issues with that as well. At least it wont come to an unexpected halt anymore.