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GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD 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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Transform your gaming with a new level of realism and environmental interaction with the GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7870GHz edition. Based on the highly acclaimed 28nm GCN architecture, this card is built around 1280 Stream Processors and an abundant amount of memory for smooth gameplay in the hottest DirectX 11 titles. Factory overclocked 1100MHz Engine Clock means more graphics power for higher framerates even in high game detail settings. The latest Eyefinity 2.0 with 3D support redefines your entertainment with immersive, stereoscopic 3D visuals across multiple monitors. An array of cutting-edge graphics technology such as AMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune technology, and AMD CrossFire are built right in, offering you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA The Ultra Durable VGA card features an array of sophisticated design for improved overall performance. By doubling the inner copper layer of PCB, this card provides a dramatic cooling effect and lower GPU temperatures by 5% to 10%. By reducing voltage ripples in normal and transient state, this card effectively lowers noises and improves overclocking capability by 10% to 30%. Ultra Durable VGA board also allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance, achieving 10% to 30% reduction of powering switch loss.
  • newegg "Triangle Cool" Technology GIGABYTE introduces the latest exclusive "Triangle Cool" Technology to reach a better cooling performance. The latest exclusive technology combines fin with clip module in a special triangle shape. With the original anti-turbulence structure plus the new triangle cooling design, it enhances the efficiency of heat dissipation dramatically by minimizing the flow of turbulence between fans. Therefore, the "Triangle Cool" Technology provides a more efficient air flow for the cooling system.
  • newegg Gold plated HDMI Gold plated, durable, large contact area connectors have been used for optimum signal transfer between connections
  • newegg Eyefinity The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, bringing you ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • 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 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Andrew F.
  • 10/16/2014 5:20:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card

Pros: Easy to install, runs well and moderate priced

Cons: Minor flickers after several hours of gaming

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  • Gerard P.
  • 6/18/2014 10:37:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsacperience_7

Pros: -Quiet
-Great Cooling Performance (max 74C in Xfire)
-ULPS seems to well with this generation (2nd card will turn off when not being used)
-Very nice cooler/bracket. I'm sure it helps considering how heavy the cooler is and the size of the card.
-They suck less power than my last setup which was Tri-fire.

Cons: -Heavy cooler

Other Thoughts: I had 2 of these for Xfire, and they ran very strong! On my setup I could get a 9700 in Firestrike (Performance) consistently (had a 4670k @ 3.6 boost on all cores). Ran my games very well too.

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  • James W.
  • 4/4/2014 9:28:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate for " Gen 3 is Awesome!!!" 2 years later

Pros: While my original video card is still cranking out the power I have added a second identical card and cross-fired the two. Completely amazing results with cross-fire with none of the stuff computer enthusiast's often complain about with this set-up. What a huge boost to FPS in all games of 30-50%.

Firestrike benchmark scores went from 5300 with the single HD7870 to a score of 8699 with two in Cross-fire. Then with another more recent upgrade to an i7 4770k OC'd to 4500mhz the Firestrike score sits at 9307. Comparable to, or beats an i7 with GTX Titan, GTX780 or R9 290.

Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings with full AA runs at a steady 144 FPS

No need to upgrade for another generation of video cards.

Cons: Zero!

Other Thoughts: Original Review Posted 04/16/2012
"Pros:

-Huge upgrade from my GTX 560 2gb card.
-Out benchmarks the GTX 580 by a long shot.
-Runs BF3, Skyrim, Batman AC all at 60 fps with no lag, all settings maxed out.
-Runs Rift at 48-50 fps on full settings (everything maxed...up from 32 fps with the GTX560)
-Renders Graphics Beautifully
-Runs very cool...idles at 24c...48c-55c under load.
-Currently overclocked to 1222/1330 with no adjustment to voltage.
-7.9 on WEI
-3DMark 11 Basic = 7429 with OC


Cons:

-Drivers need work (time fixes that)
-Use to NVidia (however I love this card...well done AMD)
-Not fond of software package....I deleted the Catalyst Control Centre and opted to use MSI Afterburner...seems to have increased fps and benchmarking.
-Does not function with Gigabytes Easytune 6
-Nothing worth losing an egg over.


Other Thoughts:

Intel Core i5 2500k Sandybridge (OC to 4.5GHZ)
Corsiar A50 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Gen 3 Motherboard
Gigabyte HD7870
Corsiar Vengeance 16gb RAM
Corsair Gaming Series 650w PSU
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Case
Patriot Pryo 120gb SSD + WD Black 1 TB HDD (IRST)
Asus Blu-ray Drive"

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  • Aaron R.
  • 3/5/2014 9:09:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card, but not the best

Pros: I bought this card fairly cheap (was on sale). It runs great for the gaming PC I built, almost a year later it still runs great. I can play all the major games (AAA titles) on max settings with decent frame rates and it can handle them with little trouble.

Cons: after about 6-7 months the card can run a little loud, not a big deal to me because I play with headphones and I don't really notice it. It's a pretty big card, so not for a small build. It does have some trouble with a few games but nothing to serious, can run a little warm also.

Other Thoughts: I am happy with it, it has cross fire capabilities and even came with a crossfire bridge. I recommend those building a gaming pc to check this card out if a budget is a priority. So far it has held up to dozens of games ranging from 2d side scrollers to complex games like Arma 2-3, tomb raider, Bioshock infinite, elder scrolls 5, and dozens more all at max settings (Arma 3 at high settings when playing multiplayer). I might buy a second one and crossfire it, or build a second tower for a friend with this card in it.

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  • Sujay P.
  • 1/3/2014 6:30:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggscool, quiet, powerful

Pros: I have never seen this card go higher than 65c, even playing bf3 on ultra.
The three fans make very little noise. I am planning to get another one for crossfire.

Cons: none

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  • Joseph W.
  • 12/29/2013 12:37:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot so great.

Pros: On the up side, this card is running very cool. Although i do have a High Air Flow tower. I have kept the temperatures maximum at 50c during any gaming without even touching fan speeds. (40% is the default for the graphics fan RPM)

Cons: This is where i have problems. Even though my temperatures are great, every no an then i will have artifacts. It really just depends on the game and I have done everything i can to figure out the problem. It doesnt do it on every game, or even the best games. Sometimes ill have slightly ones on an old game such as "Age of Empires II HD" or "Guildwars". But if i run skyrim with 2k texture packs and ultra high quality like i have recently , i get no problems at all.
All in all, i regret getting this card for the $199 i paid.

Other Thoughts: Not really much else to say. Its a 50/50 as to whether ill get artifacts in a game or not and i havnt found one solution to the problem.
Also, I am running an normal clock speeds straight from the box in case you were wondering.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 12/23/2013 9:25:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: pretty much the same card our next-gen systems are using.

Cons: Memory timing chip died on me.

Other Thoughts: First card to ever go out on me. I had a lucky streak that had to end with the most pricey component.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 104003 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Abel R.
  • 12/13/2013 9:17:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblematic

Pros: Very fast, great FPS, OC capacity good (but i never was able to)

Cons: Crashes after 20 minutes playing FS2004 even under clocked which is all i was able to do on the OC subject.

Other Thoughts: I had a lot of issues from freezing to crashing... i tried windows 8 and 7 home, ultimate and even enterprice and also never worked just crashes after 20 minutes into the game or 20 minutes with MSI afterburner while i was checking for stability... this card is no good for FS2004 atleast as i know since is all i play... i never noticed it crashing during Idle on the computer like some others have said around the Net. I dont recommend it for my fellow Flightsimmers

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 103718 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Anthony J.
  • 12/9/2013 10:18:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Card

Pros: Easy installation. The packaging housed the GPU, a cross-fire SLI cable and a HDMI-Mini Display adapter. Install took maybe 30 seconds. Three fans, I can't hear a thing. Playing BF4 on Ultra with no sign of lag or anything. I am very satisfied. Playing every game I throw at it at max with no hiccups.

Cons: It is huge. It's a bit bigger than a GTX 560 TI 448 Core.

Other Thoughts: Current PC specs
Microsoft Windows 7
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
16 gigs memory (CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 GHZ

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  • uzair h.
  • 12/9/2013 10:10:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: I play Bf3 /far cry 3 - on full settings maxed out. i have an i5 with 16gb ram. this is a great rock solid card..my machine is always on last 6 months? great card

Cons: none so far

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