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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition DirectX 11 100351VXSR 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • 2 x DVI (1 Single Link, 1 Dual Link) 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Step up to the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 VGA card for a new level of gaming experience in the latest FPS, RTS, MMORGP and RACING titles. It's based on the cutting-edge 28nm GCN architecture and built around 2048 Stream Processors and 3GB/384-bit GDDR5 memory that deliver reality-redefining visuals with stunning picture quality and environmental interaction. This card has latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 6000MHz effective, and runs with a core clock speed of 1000 MHz which with PowerTune Dynamic Boost rises to 1050 MHz on the engine. Vapor-X cooler is based on a new vapor chamber design and delivers exceptional thermal performance you can rely on even during extreme load condition. Versatile output configuration of DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort offers flexible connection to one or multiple displays.

  • newegg GHz Edition The gigahertz barrier has been broken. Armed with a stunning 1GHz GPU based on the revolutionary GCN Architecture, the AMD Radeon HD 7000 GHz Edition (Selected model) is quite simply engineered to annihilate.
  • newegg Vapor-X Technology SAPPHIRE’s innovative Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter. A Vapor-X product means a virtually silent gaming experience and more headroom to explore performance tweaking!
  • newegg Dual-X Famous for SAPPHIRE's exclusive cooling solutions like the award winning Vapor Chamber Cooling technology - Vapor-X, SAPPHIRE's reputation for innovative excellence continues to grow with the introduction of the new dual-extractor technology - Dual-X. Dual-X is a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans that provide quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load.
  • newegg TriXX Utility TriXX helps users to get the optimum performance from compatible SAPPHIRE graphics cards in any application by allowing them to monitor, tune and save different settings of key parameters for the card.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity 2.0 The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. The enhancements for AMD Radeon HD7000 series include: Stereo 3D-multi-display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution-output up to 268 megapixels per GPU.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL, DirectCompute or DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Mr M.
  • 12/10/2015 4:55:00 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: Worked fine

Cons: Died after 2 years of gaming. The card still lights up, sounds healthy, fans spin, but it doesn't produce an output image anymore. Died a few months past warranty too.

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  • Diran C.
  • 4/2/2015 4:41:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy sapphire gpu

Pros: Decent while it worked.

Cons: Super loud but I don't care about that. What I do care about is the fact my card just died today for no apparent reason. I was playing Battlefield 4 and all of a sudden black screen. Reboot black screen. Nothing is working, just got back from my friends house to put it in his pc BLACK SCREEN nothing is working. Put in my old Nvidia gtx 580 and VOILA! back to life. I guess I won't be going back to the red team no more. I mean total non sense and no warranty after 2 years. I purchased the card on decemeber 29th of 2012 and received it in january 2013. So i'm 3 months passed the warranty and now I'm out of luck which is wrong. Black screen happened while at stock speeds. Never had a GPU fail on me let alone any pc parts. I guess theres a first time for everything. Sapphire 2 year warranty? now I understand why they put it 2 years only cause they knew theyre cards die after that. Happy I never sold my gtx 580 cause at least now I can still play.

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  • Dylan M.
  • 10/19/2014 10:35:38 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable for me

Pros: great card good performance

Cons: not reliable

Other Thoughts: she just died on me after less than 14 months...

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  • Nic A.
  • 3/29/2014 6:07:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsVapor-X 7970 GHz Edition

Pros: Great for a little while

Cons: Paid top dollar for 2 of these cards for a new system build. Initially I was happy with my purchase. Within a few months a Fan literally broke/fell off one of them. Sent it in for RMA which was pretty easy, they 'upgraded' me to a different card that didn't match. So now I can't use them together in xfire. Then shortly after that, the exact same problem as the first card, the fan breaks off the second card. So right now, for almost $1,000 I have one card I don't want, and another one that is broken.

Other Thoughts: Did some research on my problem and I am not alone. Unless Sapphire takes very good care of me I will not be a customer to them for my upcoming purchases

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry that you are having these problems with your cards.

All 79xx series cards are compatible in Crossfire, the cards do not need to match.

We hope that the RMA goes smoothly.

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  • andrew d.
  • 3/27/2014 6:39:15 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsits pretty neat

Pros: runs everything super high settings.

Cons: it makes a buzzing sound alot when playing intense games which is annoying as hell but you get past it living with it for over a year

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  • Kaila K.
  • 1/5/2014 10:14:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This card is a beast if you can get it for $350 or lower. It has run all of my games on Ultra or High settings. The drivers were easy to grab directly off AMD's driver page and have worked phenomenally.

Cons: A few warnings. This card requires 2 PCIE 8pin connectors from your PSU. Be mindful of the PSU you have or are planning to run with this card if you plan on running dual v-cards(SLI or XFire). I am running just one card on a 650 Corsair PSU and it is doing just fine, but if I wanted to add more I would need to upgrade my PSU as well. Also, this card is quite large so make sure your case is large enough to handle the size.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this card with the sole intent to play BF4 on my first custom build PC. I have been supremely happy with its performance on BF4. It runs on Ultra settings without any frame rate issues or crazy things happening. I also play Diablo 3, League, CS:Source, CS:GO, Guild Wars 2, SWTOR, Tomb Raider, and many more. This card runs all of them in max settings without an issue.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2013 1:33:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card especially on sale

Pros: This is an absolutely awesome card. I am running at 1200/1600 using Trixx and no issues so far. Plays all games on ultra including most at 2560 x 1440. I got this for $220 on sale and bought two. That's a pretty ridiculous price for this level of card and I couldn't be happier in that regard. Scores just under 12000 in graphics using 3dmark. It's a beast.

Cons: Fans do get loud under load. Also, I absolutely HATE that there is only one dual link DVI which most high resolution monitors require. For a card that's designed to run multiple high resolution displays this seems really stupid to me. Those adapters cost between $60 - $100. What's crazy is the 7770 Vapor X actually has 2 DL DVI, but this one doesn't? Help me understand that one!

Also, AMD driver support is just nothing like NVidia. I love the value in AMD, but there is unquestionably a tradeoff. When it comes to my own high end builds I will only use Nvidia cards for this reason. That being said, AMD's driver support is getting better (FINALLY), so hopefully they continue in that direction as you can get so much more performance per dollar spent with AMD cards vs Nvidia. I have had some driver issues with these cards so there is no question that is a con as I hate wasting time trying to make games function due to simple driver issues. I've never had a problem like that with Nvidia cards.

Other Thoughts: I am rating the card at 5 eggs mostly because of the price I got it for and the performance at that price point, but at it's current price of $599 there is no way this card gets 5 eggs. You could get a GTX780ti which would destroy this card in both performance and driver support for $699. For $500 you could get the R9 290 which has more memory, higher 512 bit interface and 20% more stream processors. Given the newer cards and breakthroughs in performance on both platforms this card really isn't worth more than $350 in today's environment, so at this price I'd probably give it something like 2 eggs just based on performance/dollar. I'd take a GTX 770 even with 2GB vs 3GB over this card any day as the GTX 770 outperforms this card even when it's overclocked on 3DMark and you have fewer driver conflicts.

If you can pick up this card for $300 or less then it's a great deal. If you can, I'd suggest installing the card with a clean windows install to minimize chances of driver issues.

One final thought. I think it's ridiculous that people would rate the card with 1 egg purely based on issues with the rebate or their own inability to address the driver issues. I said I would rate this card at about 2 eggs at this price, but keep in mind that has nothing to do with the driver issues which I know come along with AMD cards and I'm prepared to handle them. It infuriates me when people rate components based on their lack of experience or expertise instead of the card's actual performance. Also, I've never had an issue with any rebate from Sapphire because I follow the very simple and basic instructions and submit the information timely. I've also never had an issue with the actual hardware of any of the 15+ sapphire cards I've worked with. I think Sapphire offers some of the best performance/price deals out there especially when you follow the basic rebate procedures and this is a great example of that. $220 for this kind of card is excellent.

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  • Yuli J.
  • 12/20/2013 11:41:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Great custom pcb. The voltage is unlocked, but you have to use Sapphire's overclocking utility to have access to it. Despite what's shown in the pictures, I received a model with dual 8 pin power connectors. MORE POWER! I was able to get 1150MHz core and 1600MHz memory on stock voltages.

Cons: The vapor-x cooler has some very loud fans. Even after modifying the max duty to 50%, it is still noticeably louder than other cooling solutions from MSI, GIGABYTE, or ASUS. At stock fan configurations, the card stayed under 65C, but after adjusting the fans to an acceptable noise level, I would get peak temperatures around 72C.

Other Thoughts: Vapor chamber is gimicky especially considering that you are still using heatpipes to transfer the heat. It's probably why the newer Sapphire designs no longer have a vapor chamber.

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  • armando f.
  • 11/25/2013 7:54:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsExcellent product. Bad rebate service.

Pros: Excellent cards (2 owned)

Cons: The company that Sapphire partnered with to do their rebates is a known shady company that will do everything to not pay you. I can't tell you who these people are due to Neweggs policy.

Other Thoughts: Stay away from Sapphire rebates. You will not see any of your money, like I didn't

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  • Oscar P.
  • 11/25/2013 7:40:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdating my 6/26/2013 review

Pros: Fast when it is not crashing my system.

Cons: My problems started around 2 months ago while playing F1 2012 at stock speed (1050 GPU/1500 Memory),
Now, I cannot play Battlefield 4 for more than 1 hour without getting the infamous Grey/Black screen crash and the sound looping.
I've tried everything. Several AMD drivers versions and I even bought a 1200W Gold Power Supply to rule out my old 850W Bronze power supply.
The only thing that seems to help is to reduce the video card memory frequency from 1500 to 1450. So, it appears the memory on this video card has developed problems.

Other Thoughts: I didn't get the extended warranty so, I'm going to have to RMA this card directly to Sapphire. Problem is that I don't have a replacement card for the weeks it is going to take the RMA to get processed.

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