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PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (UEFI Ready)

  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 925 MHz
  • Boost Clock 975MHz
  • 1 x DL-DVI-I 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Revolutionize your gaming experience with the PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 Myst Edition VGA card. It enables stable power efficiency, even at load, with evolution GPU design and solid-built “Gold Power Kit” onboard. Powered by AMD Radeon HD 7870 engines and with total of 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 memory, the PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 tackles your most demanding HD titles. An array of AMD graphics technology — including AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD 3D and AMD PowerTune — offers you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience. With UEFI ready, this edition supports Windows 8 Fast Boot function, allowing a better user experience. The 92mm ultra-large fan design easily takes away excessive heat to deliver the coolest entertainment experience. Your games cease to be the same with redefined realism and a skip-free experience, even at the highest settings.

  • newegg GCN Architecture A new design for AMD’s unified graphics processing and compute cores allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.
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  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology Run multiple displays from a single graphics board, and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune and ZeroCoreTechnology Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency. AMD ZeroCore Power technology ensures ultra-low idle power when the connected display is in power saving mode.
  • newegg AMD PowerPlay Technology AMD PowerPlay Technology dynamically adjusts clock speeds in response to GPU load, saving power for just when you need it.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Accelerator creates a “co-processing” environment: the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon Graphics processor works together with the system's central processor to accelerate enabled applications.

Learn more about the PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E

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  • Kim T.
  • 9/11/2015 4:59:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Performance was great. Fans not too loud.
Electric plugs located on top of card.

Cons: Loong card.
Lasted about a year and 4 months.

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  • phong t.
  • 6/6/2015 3:43:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so great after all

Pros: Worked great while it lasted. free shipping with Shoprunner.
Rebate, free game. game wasn't good but free.

Cons: Card's fan went out exactly 1 month after the warranty expired. I would have rma'd the card the second it happened. I don't want to spend more money on a aftermarket cooler. unfortunately in my case its too late. The Specs are good for the price, however bad QC

Other Thoughts: Ive noticed a lot of people are writing reviews regarding the heat likely same issue im having. I don't understand why company would put such a crummy cooling system on such a nice card. its like having a Ferrari but with a Prius motor, and I thought I got such a good deal too. I was very wrong! I will never buy PC again .

Manufacturer Response:


We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

All of our products come with a two year warranty. If you have not done so already, please email and our technician will help with the RMA process.

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Michael O.
  • 10/12/2014 7:35:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked great for about six months. I bought it secondhand from a friend who had bought it but decided to get a different card, and it took everything I threw at it.

Cons: After a little less than six months, the fan on the card suddenly and without warning stopped working. Temperatures skyrocketed from 55C to 100C, and the crashes began. I wouldn't purchase this card again, new or used.

Other Thoughts: I've been a long time fan of ATI cards, but this experience has me strongly considering making the switch to nVidia.

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  • Eric G.
  • 6/5/2014 1:30:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscrapped out in about a year

Pros: Good performance while it lasted.

Cons: Ran hot, and gave up the ghost just over a year after I installed it.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't buy this again.

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. We apologize for the issue that you faced with the card. Please email me at and we can troubleshoot the card.

Best Regards,

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  • Richard J.
  • 3/2/2014 1:39:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFollow up review

Pros: Shows a picture

Cons: Overheats. The first card hit 90C+ so I contacted PC to get it replaced. I paid the return charge and it took them over a month to process and send me a new card. Got the new card and its doing the same thing. Playing an MMO today it hit 89C with the fan speed (set on auto) hitting 68% so it was really loud.

The first card hit 91-92C so this one is in the same league. I can only think that their single fan setup is the major issue. Tech support was slow and needed to be prompted to get any response.

Other Thoughts: 2 cards and 2 overheating issues.

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  • Richard J.
  • 2/10/2014 4:34:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away from PC

Pros: Price was good

Cons: Card overheated to 90+C within minutes of use. Loud. I contacted PC tech support. They asked me to put the card in another computer and test it. I did and it did the same thing (overheated).

Got an RMA number and shipped the card back at my cost ($13). Took them 5 days to acknowledge receipt. Then no word. I emailed them 10 days later and they said they had tested and it was bad. The RMA dept said they were waiting for the replacement dept to respond.

10 days later still no word so I emailed again. They asked me to be patient that the replacement dept was in charge. I asked for a contact higher up and they refused to provide.

I just emailed again and the RMA group says the eta from the replacement group is now 2-3 days. Assuming that's correct (fat chance?) then the card needs to be shipped to me and I assume another week to receive. That means the earliest I can now hope is 10 days.

PC is fragged. I would suggest that whatever you think you are saving on a good deal can easily be negated by return costs, lack of responsiveness and incredibly long waits with then asking for you to "be patient".

The RMA dept has no idea (according to them) what other depts are doing and will NOT provide any outreach for the customer.

Other Thoughts: Stay clear of PC products to be safe.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2013 8:46:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: Runs perfect, minecraft, planetside2, natural selection 2, anything you throw at it on ultra

Cons: Non at this time, a bit hot

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  • Dawn D.
  • 12/30/2013 2:22:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: Fast integation with Windows 7 and windows 8.1. Great gaming card for price.

Cons: It's a bit big for most cases

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  • sean m.
  • 12/10/2013 1:16:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST card.

Pros: Extremely fast, decently quiet, sleek design

Cons: DOES RUN HOT!! Peaks around 85c when playing BF4 at high settings. I need to tweak the fan settings as well as look at getting a new case, but read other comments about their card reaching max temps of ~65c. Also this is a pretty massive card. It barely squeaked into my mid ATX case.

Other Thoughts: Messing around with fan settings as well as improving case air flow will make this card even better. No need for me to OC but the option is there. A+ value

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  • Sean M.
  • 12/6/2013 8:20:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card, some patience required

Pros: This chip is quite impressive, being that it's essentially a 7930 with massive overclocking potential it can be pretty difficult to take issue with this card's performance or value. However the team who designed the chip at powercolor may have been a little bit rushed or nonchalant when addressing some of the finer details of the Tahiti Core. Overall it is fast, surprisingly quiet and cool, and was ridiculously well priced, this is a hard card to beat.

Cons: The chip is shipped 20% power shy of being truly stable and over-volted by nearly a full .2 v, on top of this the chip has become notorious for simply ignoring programs such as afterburner, trixx, or any other card-customization utility, in favor of doing its' own thing. For many owners this unfortunately entails constant throttling between the "normal" 925 clock speed and the "boosted" 975, killing performance and dramatically increasing the load temperature of the card. The reality is that for a fair number of owners out there the only solution will be to flash the bios with updated clock, watt, and voltage settings, which honestly isn't very difficult or time consuming and once performed can dramatically lower temps, power consumption, and thankfully decibels; whilst simultaneously increasing the performance of the chip by a wide margin.

All things considered this is still a great card, and though I fail to understand how Powercolor managed to be so far off the mark with their own hardware, it isn't really difficult for more experienced user's to resolve any issues that crop up.

Other Thoughts: What in the world were the people at Powercolor thinking and or doing when they came up with the stock settings and dynamic clock adjustment profiles for this card?

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