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MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 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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The MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC is equipped with AMD's 28nm Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition GPU. it features the exclusive Twin Frozr III cooling design that is equipped with MSI's Propeller Blade technology  for 20% more cooling than conventional fans. Combined with MSI's SuperPipe technology and large cooling fins, the R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC core temperature is 15°C lower than reference boards and fan noise is reduced by 9dB in full load. Thanks to GPU voltage adjustment technology support, this graphics card delivers 20%* more overclocking potential when used with MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility. Gamers can now unleash the full potential of their graphics card for gaming and multimedia applications. (*Actual performance may vary depending on platform and environment)

  • newegg Propeller Blade on Twin Frozr III The R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC features the Twin Frozr III cooling design with the MSI-exclusive propeller blade technology. When compared with traditional fan blade design, it increases the air flow by 20%. MSI advanced Twin Frozr III thermal design brings you an up to 15°C cooler and 9dB quieter gaming experience than reference design.
  • newegg Afterburner Core Voltage Adjustment Technology The R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC graphics card supports GPU core voltage adjustment technology that can be used with the popular Afterburner overclocking utility to boost overclocking potential by 20%*. The ability to push the graphics card to its limits reinforces MSI's excellence in software and hardware customization, making MSI the first choice of overclocking enthusiasts. In addition to overclocking, Afterburner also supports advanced fan speed control, custom overclocking settings, Predator audio/video capture and Kombustor burn-in testing. Most exciting of all is that gamers can download the Afterburner APP for Android or iOS operating systems to perform overclocking, remote monitoring and fan speed control in real-time from their handheld devices. (*Actual performance may vary depending on platform and environment)
  • newegg PCI Express Gen 3 The MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC support the PCI Express Gen 3 standard, which when combined with a compatible CPU and motherboard, double bandwidth to a staggering 32GB/s for delivering the ultimate in gaming performance.
  • newegg New GCN Architecture for leading DirectX 11.1 Performance The AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition GPU is based on the revolutionary 28nm GCN with up to 20 Compute Units for up to 1280 Stream Processors, 80 Texture Units, 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units, 32 Color ROP Units, dual geometry engines and dual synchronous compute engines. With the 28nm GCN Architecture, the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition GPU offers full support for DirectX 11.1 for fantastic gaming effect and App Acceleration to speed up applications. Backed by 256-bit 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC graphics card offers an appealing graphics performance edge.
  • newegg Next generation AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology & AMD HD3D MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC graphics cards provide DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI outputs that support 3D video, 7.1 channel lossless TrueHD video and DTS-HD audio, as well as supporting AMD's unique Eyefinity 2.0 multiple display technology. AMD Eyefinity 2.0 features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, brand new display configurations and an expanded and more immersive field of view. With full support for HDMI (with 4K) and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition is set for quad HD. The AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg Refined AMD PowerTune Technology & AMD ZeroCore Power Technology Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify. AMD ZeroCore Power technology found in the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.

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


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  • brayden l.
  • 5/13/2013 3:56:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood While it Lasted

Pros: Amazing card, everything runs great, kept very cool.

Cons: A few months later running any program that needs a good amount of gpu (furmark, farcry 3 etc.) will run the temperature up TWENTY DEGREES IN LESS THAN THREE SECONDS. It will then creep to 79 where my computer will crash without fault. I'm not sure why this is happening but I am really unhappy with the result of buying this card. I can't do anything that uses my gpu now.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what to do apart from RMA it, the whole thing is really a hassle.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically two weeks and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Niels C.
  • 4/8/2013 8:59:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Very easy to install into my Carbide 500R case, plenty or room. Runs almost silent. This is in my new gaming computer and it has been running great. The install was very easy and the cables run very clean. I have been running games at up to 140fps on ultra graphics. I love the card and feel it can handle anything i through at it these days. The MSI software is easy to use though I don't need to overclock the GPU as it is running great. even when i max out the card I can not hear the fans running and the GPU stays cool. I would buy this again in a heart beat and will for the next build I do/ or if i go to a dual GPU i will give this card a try though there is nothing out there that i have played that this card can not handle with ease

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2013 1:34:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat card...when it works

Pros: -Looks nice
-Works very well (when it works)

Cons: -Since purchasing this card, I have had the infamous black screen/sound loop issue, where while playing a game, the screen will suddenly go black, the last ~.1 second of sound will loop infinitely and the only thing I can do is a hard reset of the computer (I can't alt tab, open task manager, anything). After having this issue for about a month, I RMA'd my first one, and had no issues with the one I got back for a few months, but I just started having the issue again. It's a great card when it works but this issue is just not worth it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically two weeks and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Zachary Q.
  • 2/15/2013 11:57:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 is good, 2 is better

Pros: Ordered 1 for my initial build, recently ordered a second, and these things blow every game out of the water at the highest possible settings.

PS2 at true-ultra, Far Cry 3, Skyrim with true-HD mods etc.

Cons: Runs slightly warm for my tastes, but the last time I had a desktop was when 8800GTs were the big thing, so I guess this may just be part of adjusting to newer hardware (temps are comparable to other builds using these cards)

Other Thoughts: Great cards, awesome price point, not really much to complain about. Just make sure you have a decent PSU to run two of these (like any dual+ build)

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  • Chen Y.
  • 1/22/2013 3:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPlay all games

Pros: Work perfect with all my games, CoD II, BF3, Far Cry 3, Team Fortress 2 in ultra quality.

Cons: After few time playing, its fan become noisy. Lose an egg because it.

Other Thoughts: After all, it is a great GPU. Temperature close to 60 celsius even after a long play time.

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  • Brett O.
  • 1/19/2013 8:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs3 months of hardcore gaming +++!

Pros: Maxed out settings on BF3 "Ultra" mode... I fly jets in the game frequently. Played with native settings and latest drivers and have NEVER had a problem in 3 months since I built this rig. Paired it with an MSI Z77-G45 and an I7 3770k... Everything native and PCIex 3.0. Still running the stock coolers but built inside a HAF-X 942, so I have PLENTY of airflow. The card is pushed and has never failed.

Cons: No cons, no problems at all. It's very quiet until pushed, then the fans spin up and get loud, but that is expected as a deterent to prevent thermal runaway.

Other Thoughts: I've been a micro/miniature certifed electronics technician since 1990. I've built and or repaired hundreds of computers. I build a new computer at least once a year for myself and this one is the first one to experience NO video problems.

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  • JeNae M.
  • 12/1/2012 8:50:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Fast, quiet, came with a game, great bang for buck, overclocks well, .... it just works as it should which is more than i can say for (see cons)...

Cons: ...my first card. It crashed and froze up before RMA. The new card has been trouble free for months now. Newegg is always great about RMA's!

Other Thoughts: I Love The Custom Cooler!

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  • Richard M.
  • 11/29/2012 5:00:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: This card is a great value and has been running oced to about 1100 mhz core and 1225 memory speed Plays everything well at 1080

Cons: This card caused me trouble until I completely uninstalled old drivers and updated to catalyst 12.8 or 12.9 since then no more blue screens or crashes

Other Thoughts: This card may be a little picky about drivers but is now very stable and fast

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  • D D.
  • 11/25/2012 4:31:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI twin frozr radeon hd 7870

Pros: -On the quiet side. At least it hasn't been noisy enough that I've been able to pick the sound of it out from the other ambient noises that my tower creates.
-Can handle anything that i throw at. I purchased this for games (duh), and haven't had to stress it yet. Maybe it'll get noisier then. Runs Skyrim on max settings with no noticeable frame rate slow down.

Cons: None that i have run into yet.
The only con that i can think of right off the top of my head was the price tag when i purchased it, which was $370 (4/12). Now (11/12) this card's down to only $260, so the legitimacy of that complaint no longer stands. Also, if price was such a hang-up i could've chosen differently anyway.

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  • Marlon M.
  • 11/13/2012 7:24:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHD radeon 7870

Pros: good card, fast and quiet.

Cons: works great on first week.. then random crashes happened after that while playing games. at first i thought it was video card driver problem so i tried reinstalling video card and updating it. same problem, the system will have buzzing noise in my speaker and no signal on my monitor. i dont know if i can still return this video card because i bought it several months ago..

Other Thoughts: i read and saw videos on youtube having same problem but don't have a good solution about the problem but to RMA the product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically about one week and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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