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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 DirectX 11 100311BFVSR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 880 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1536 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16

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SAPPHIRE’s HD 6970 is based on the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 6970 graphics – AMD’s most advanced enthusiast GPU with 1536 stream processors and 2GB GDDR5 memory that enable a truly immersive experience with superb performance and flawless image quality for the uncompromising gamer.

The AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series graphics features an enhanced second-generation, Microsoft DirectX 11-capable architecture including new VLIW4 core architecture and dual graphics engines that deliver a 10% improvement in performance/mm² and up to 2.9x tessellation performance than previous generation. Innovative AMD PowerTune power management technology dynamically adjusts power draw on the fly. Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration. With flexible and cost-effective AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and AMD HD3D technology for 3D entertainment, the new AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series graphics cards offer The Ultimate Visual Experience.

  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology with Dual DisplayPort 1.2 Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. The new display interface DisplayPort 1.2 boasts features such as 2560x1600 max resolution per display, 21.6 Gbps bandwidth, multi-stream transport and high bit-rate audio, enabling simple, affordable and flexible multi-display configurations.
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 The very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing, Microsoft DirectX 11 featuring new technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multi-threaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg Image Quality Enhancement Technology The AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series GPUs boasts new image quality features including Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA), which uses a new sampling technique to help improve visual quality, Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) compatible with any DirectX 9/10/11 application, and improved anisotropic filtering. These enhanced anti-aliasing features enable dramatically improved image quality and enhanced visual quality features for intensely realistic looking games.
  • newegg AMD APP Acceleration Technology With AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and third-generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) dedicated video playback accelerator, enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality and run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed. Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects with enhanced Video Quality features such as advanced post-processing and scaling, dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, and independent video gamma control.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. HDMI with stereoscopic 3D, Deep Color, and high bit-rate 7.1-channel surround sound support ensures the highest quality Blu-ray 3D experience possible.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology Designed with intelligent power tuning features, including the introduction of enhanced power containment, the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series automatically adjusts GPU power draw by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • elias t.
  • 4/26/2011 10:45:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsTRI CF

Pros: I did a ton of research on both AMD and NVIDIA for top cards and fastest computer and cheapest price.
first of all i want to note that :
you can run one 6990 and a 6970 for Tri-CF.
also note TRI-CF is faster then quad-CF (2x 6990s) (due to cpu limits) even on a Intel sandy bridge 4.5GHZ OCED cpu.
also you can not run a 590 GTX with 580 GTX for tri-sli
which means you would have to buy 3 over priced 580 gtx instead of only one, which brings you to a total of 1560-1700$ if u go Nvidia.

Cons: The only thing that makes AMD the winner over Nvidia is smarter marketing in such close competition.

Other Thoughts: AMD GPU is currently the best for future builds by the simple math of performance results and price . 6990 is 30$ cheaper then a 590 maybe rightfully so but if you want to ever go triple GPU for a super fast system AMD is easier and a hell lot cheaper.
Google the triple SLI and CF benchmarks.
So if you think one card will do , or want to complete a tri-CF This is hands down the best choice because of Price and performance.

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  • james d.
  • 4/24/2011 2:28:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It replaced 2 HD3870x2 in x-fire, and i couldnt be happier

Cons: i didnt get the vietnam expantion for the same reson as every one else.

Other Thoughts: TRIXX app is a bit glitchy

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  • Craig T.
  • 3/30/2011 4:38:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice card

Pros: This card has replaced my two older Radeon HD2900xt and I thought those cards were great.
This one card is a beast, plays everything on max even Crysis-2 w/no lag at all, Dragon Age 2 drtx11 with texture package is nice too, very responsive and sweet graphics, doesn't get as hot as my older 2900xt did, fan never runs more than 35% under full load. My case has very good cooling so, no heat issue's.
If you know how to use a keyboard and the internet you do get the whole game free, the knuckleheads that say otherwise have a short between the chair and keyboard. :)

I have had zero issues with the card/games and the driver CAT 11.2

Cons: It wasn't completely free, half of it was a gift, so I got it half price :)

Other Thoughts: Word

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  • Benjamin O.
  • 3/23/2011 5:49:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: 1. Price, Fantastically priced piece of hardware
2. Performance, Plays any game I throw at it. Crysis at 30 fps and all sliders maxed, Metro 2033 DX11 and all sliders maxed 45-50 fps.
3. Comes with a Free copy of BF:BC2 Vietnam (imo best competitive shooter out there right now)
4. The card gets hot enough to cook my meals on, more utility.

Cons: 1. As others have said, the fan is noisy, but in all honesty I have case fans that were MUCH louder than the cards fan. It really isn't that bad.
2. It does get hot, not really a con but make sure your case has decent airflow (as in don't have all your fans as intakes like I did by accident)

Other Thoughts: Don't let Nvidia fanboys ruin the credibility of solid reviews. This card is fantastic performance for its price. 74% of the price of a GTX 580 and 92% of the performance. If you just want to build a rig that can play any game out there now at a cost that wont cripple you, look no further than this card.

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  • David C.
  • 3/22/2011 1:53:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Runs every game there is at highest settings
PS. if u follow instructions and your not a moron the battlefield game is 100% free.

Cons: not talking an egg off for this but card could have been packed better, arrived with strange fan clicking noise. But a quick thump to the fan on the card and it has not made the noise in 2 days now. Called sapphire and they said card is under warranty for two years with them so not really worried about it.

Other Thoughts: v9 black edition case
rosewill 850w
asrock 870 extreme 3 mobo
AMD 1090t water cooled oc to 4.0ghz
8gb 2x4gb ripjaws ddr3 1333
sappire 6970 2gb not water cooled..... yet!
2x1tb hdd sata III

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  • Gabriel H.
  • 3/22/2011 12:03:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCROSSFIRE ROCKS!!

Pros: I'm really happy with my purchase of two of these wonderful cards!! My 3dmark11 score has doubled and games just lay down when running these bad boys in crossfire. Now what to do with my extra 480gtx SC card???

Cons: Wish I could have an extra BFV code since I bought two of them. Now what to do with my extra 480gtx SC card???

Other Thoughts: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942 ATX Full
G Skill Ripjaw 16GB
Asus M4A89TD PRO USB3 AM3 890FX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition OC 4ghz
Corsair H50

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  • Lela H.
  • 3/21/2011 3:20:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWSOME

Pros: Great, Amazing, Awsome, What more can i say its a great Graphics card.

Cons: I already had BFBC2 (Battlefield Bad Company 2) so i thought i would buy this great Graphcs card and get a CD copy of BFBC2: Vietnam inside. !!NO!! it gives me a promotional gift card where i have to make a Sapphire account then login to EA and Re-purchase BFBC2 then i can get Vietnam for free so instead i just bought Vietnam from the EA site being obviously cheeper than Re-buying BFBC2 and so i was good to go but i didn't get it for free like i was hoping i would.

Other Thoughts: Fantastic Graphics Card well worth the price just don't expect getting a free BFBC2: Vietnam if you do.

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  • Alex T.
  • 3/16/2011 7:43:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupreme

Pros: Very nice card.. actually works better as a solo V Card then 2x gtx 460s.. Better frame rates and great over clocking abilities as well as fan control.

Cons: Wish it wasn't so big so I can stick two of them on my motherboard. ><

Other Thoughts: Rather large.. takes up two ports as if you had two video cards installed. (Very long too, stretches all the way to my HD Deck.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2011 8:46:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHIS IS THE BEST GPU EVER!

Pros: First thank you NewEgg for being the best provider for hardware and software wants. I have been running this GPU since yesterday and it is by far the best GPU I ever used for gaming. I played MoH, BFBC2, DoW2-Retribution, and WIC. All my games are running at max resolution (1048x1152)/settings (Ultra-32bit-8xaa). This card’s graphic are beautiful, mayhem and destruction never look so good. BIG SMILES 2 SAPPHIRE. Thank you, Sapphire/EA for the Free DLC of Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2: Vietnam.

Cons: Not being able to purchase two of these AWSOME GPUs.

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 Graphics Card
Western Digital (BLACK Edition) 500GB HD
Samsung 23" LED/LCD monitor
CORSAIR 850W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready PSU
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2011 4:28:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot what I hope for

Pros: Comes with game, but took me couple days to get it.

Cons: When running WoW on ultra with eyefinity, doesn't matter what resolution it was on, crashed every 5 to 10 mins.

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