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ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2013 12:25:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthis card is OP

Pros: does not get very loud, even running furmark etc. Stays very cool, it's hard to push this card over 82c in furmark in my antec 900 case.

Cons: not sure.

Other Thoughts: VERSACE VERSACE

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/29/2013 9:05:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so great!

Pros: - Runs all the games I want to play including: Guild Wars 2, The War Z, League of Legends, Diablo 3, and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm(all on high graphical settings).
- Great cooling(2 fans)
- CCC

Cons: - None.

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  • John W.
  • 11/23/2012 7:27:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board/ useless tech support

Pros: loaded with features and has good software.

Cons: Installation documentation that came with the board was incorrect. Spent 2 months with ASUS email support and even sent the board in for warranty repair. Then I found a you tube video someone made that showed that the board REQUIRES 2 power feeds from the power supply. The install page tells you not to use the second one.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 11/11/2012 5:44:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 2 fans

Cons: The drivers from AMD's site and the latest driver on Asus's site resulted in a very jumpy gameplay. I discovered this is caused by the core clock frequency jumping rapidly up and down from 1010 to 450 MHz. The only driver I got to work is the old driver on Asus's site.

I hope this issue will be addressed in future drivers, but I'm not counting on it.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 10/20/2012 11:56:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs"Star Performer"

Pros: FAST
Quiet Under Load
Cooler Than Expected
Plays BF3 and GW2 on Max settings smoothly!
PCI-E 3.0 seems to be boss

Cons: Somewhat large card - make sure you have adequate space!

Other Thoughts: I wound up not buying this from Newegg because I found it locally for about $10 less without a rebate required. But I rarely buy anywhere else besides Newegg and as this card nears the $200 price point it will likely be the best at that price point. I upgraded from a GTX 480 Fermi and a 6850 before that. This card hands-down outperforms either of those cards in a big way. Where the GTX 480 suffered, mostly in heat and sustained FPS with lots of detail, the 7870 excells. Running at 1920x1080, BF3 and GW2 (Guild Wars 2) I have everything maxed. I haven't seen GW2 dip under 58 FPS yet, and the great thing is I'm running stock. I'll OC some if I need to for big multiplayer events if it dips a bit, but from what I hear this card has some room to push without suffering instability. A great buy for me.

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  • Evan W.
  • 10/16/2012 3:35:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: - Runs quiet
- No driver issues
- Plays any game i have attempted at their fullest level no problem
- Looks pretty cool

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I am a big battlefield fan and probably always will be, so i was looking for something that could give me the best performance without breaking my budget too much. I was a little skeptical because i really thought that in order to play full ultra i would need something like a gtx 670 or something, but i tried this and it is amazing! I have my settings set to ultra with AA down to 8x and i am able to get about 50-65 fps on average. The lowest ive seen is 35 but the area was under a lot of activity and it quickley fixed itself. Budget wise, you cannot go wrong with this card it is fantastic! I heard the preice on them might be dropping soon so you may be able to pick up two and crossfire, idk.

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  • Tim H.
  • 10/5/2012 2:19:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs expected

Pros: Plays everything on ultra. Stays pretty cool. Overclocks really nice.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Not listed as a con because its expected.. This is big, make sure you do your research so it fits.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 10/3/2012 6:36:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA card so good, I question it's legality

Pros: Let's get one thing first. Screw the Nvidia and ATI bias. I simply get the best card I can without paying something ridiculous. For $249, this is a steal. I'm not going to pay $200 for an equivalent Nvidia card, likewise I bought a 8800GT four years ago because it was the much better value.

Like the 8800GT, this card is like a gem in the rough. Why? You can overclock this sucker and essentially give yourself a poor man's 7970 (the 8800GT overclocked wasn't too far off a GTX). Best overclocking card I've ever owned. I run a 1185mhz core and 1345mhz memory all day on this, and it's at stock voltage! Temperature wise, this has got to be the coldest card I've ever owned. Stock, it idles around 35C and won't travel over 60C. On my overclock, it idles at 57C and has never gone over 85C. The usual OC load is in the 70's. Again, that's OC'd. Can't ask for much better, in my opinion.

Even without a overclock, the card will thrash just about anything you throw at it. 1920X res all day. BF3, GTA4, Crysis, iRacing, Dirt3, no problem. Max out your games without guilt, it will devour whatever you throw at it. It is a beast. Overclock it, and you have a poor man's 7970. Overclocked in Counter Strike picked up 60 frames from stock form at 1920x1080 maxed. On BF3, I gained 10 frames. The overclock gave me 7-8 frames in Crysis. It's like theft. Gains like this make me feel like I'm doing something illegal, lol.

Did I mention that it's only $289? Unbelievable. Who in their right mind would pay almost $100 more for the 7950 when this spanks it in stock form and nearly matched the 7970 overclocked?

Cons: Make sure you have a case big enough to support this sucker. It's huge, and by huge I'm talking OMFGWTF huge. Building this setup, jaws were dropped in the dorm when they saw how big this card was. It takes up 2 slots so I don't know how Crossfire would work, lol. I had a mid-tower NZXT Source Elite and the power wires are touching the case. Not that I care, but something to keep in mind.

The card is silent in stock form but if you do overclock, be prepared lol.

Does not cook breakfast, will not make you sammiches and you'll probably lose whatever life you already had (if you indeed had one to begin with).

Other Thoughts: Just get it. If you're thinking about it, buy it. Get it, overclock it and voila: you've got a 7970 in a nutshell. Very rare you see value like this. Smokes the 580 in stock form all day. Screw the ATI/Nvidia bias, this is THE STEAL ON NEWEGG. Buy it before they read this review and crank up the price.

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  • Francis F.
  • 9/11/2012 10:20:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsConfused

Pros: Cool looks , Performance is amazing in the rights places to use it

Cons: Some games this card just hates I should of want with a Nivida card with better rattlings what was i thinking now I'm stuck with this rubbish card for a long time :/ hard earned money burned on this thing...... I don't know if its the games i play do not like this card i tried updating drivers and have done many different things just not getting my moneys worth out of a $300 dollar card.....

Other Thoughts: Wish i can return this thing its probably to late well hit me up if you want to buy it for 1/2 the price its brand new

Manufacturer Response:

Dear FitzFran,

I apologize if you are not getting optimal performance in your games with the HD7870 graphics card. Please know that not all games rely heavily on a graphics card. Some games such as Guild Wars 2 also require performance from your CPU.

On the other hand, if your card is being push heavily you may need more power than what you might have.

Please contact me at cl-jeremy@asus.com (ref#1043-4416) if you would like some help with your situation.

Regards,
Jeremy
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Steven R.
  • 9/7/2012 7:36:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBig Wow Factor

Pros: 3.0 PCIe is faster more detailed than ever. Installed easily. Uses two power connectors, six pins each for a total of twelve. My Power supply [Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 ] came with two divided eight pin connectors so looks strange with the divided pins hanging off the sides. I know I'm under powered but that was the plan to run the low consumption Sata SSD drives, one DVD drive and not much else plus only minimal overclocking.

Cons: Catalyst flaked on me [as usual] when I tried to setup two displays as one so now after uninstalling then reinstalling I will just leave it alone. I never had a problem with the cards, only the software... Thats the egg off

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