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Monday, 30 April 2012 10:02

Sapphire HD 7870 GHz OC Edition tested - Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Silent cooler, serious gaming

Sapphire launched its HD 7870 GHz OC Edition graphics card that’s aimed at serious gamers. Gaming at 1920x1080 is something that this card will chew up with ease while 2560x1600 will be playable in most games at highest settings. The HD 7870 card’s performance outweighs that of HD 6970. Since it comes with slightly higher clocks than the reference card, HD 7870 GHz OC Edition will provide slightly better performance as well.

The GPU runs at 1050MHz and we’re sure users prefer their cards cool while waging their “wars”. The Dual-extractor technology used by Sapphire is a formula that gives good results. Namely, although the card is overclocked, it still boasts lower temperatures than on the reference card. Furthermore, noise is an alien concept to this card and Sapphire’s HD 7870 GHz OC Edition remains quiet both when idle and when taken to the limit.

Sapphire HD 7870 GHz OC Edition goes for €316, which is about €30 steeper than the most affordable HD 7870, which again comes from Sapphire. Quality cooling and a factory overclock clearly show that Sapphire means business and the price difference between the reference card and Sapphire’s HD 7870 GHz OC Edition is a small price to pay for what you ultimately get – a cool and reliable companion.

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