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SAPPHIRE 11197-03-CPO Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Plug-in Card Graphic Card

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  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The SAPPHIRE 11197-03-CPO Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card is based on the cutting-edge 28nm GCN architecture, and built around 2048 stream processors and a 3GB/384-bit GDDR5 memory that deliver reality-redefining visuals. This card features SAPPHIRE’s Dual-X cooler design for quiet and cool operation, and comes packed with a rich set of AMD innovative technologies such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology.

  • newegg Dual-X Cooling Technology 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 loads.
  • 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 AMD Eyefinity 2.0 Technology features stereo 3D support, 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 Enhanced Multi-GPU Capabilities Triple or quadruple gaming power with AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU technology. Increase your gaming performance up to 2x with AMD CrossFire technology, 2.75x for TriFire configurations, or with QuadFire configurations. With AMD ZeroCore Power Technology, the graphics card in slave modes will be switched off in idle to maximize the power saving.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology AMD PowerTune is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.
  • 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): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • William P.
  • 6/19/2014 7:44:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking pretty well

Pros: Great price for a powerful card

Cons: Not up to my expectations

Other Thoughts: I bought this card to run solo on an Eyefinity setup after asking players in the main game I wanted to play. The performance, while an increase, still has stuttering issues, and some resolution issues (which is probably the game more than card). The card should have been my bottleneck, it might just be time to move on from Eyefinity.

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  • David C.
  • 1/14/2014 7:07:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking well so far

Pros: Great graphical performance
Cool operating temperature (under normal use)
Nearly silent operation

Cons: Ordered three, two work fine, RMA the third. (it is refurbished, so no lost eggs, so long as it gets replaced)

Other Thoughts: When crypto mining with these cards, they get VERY got if not ventilated in a large space. Box fans don't seem an effective means for extra cooling, as mine on full speed knocked off 2'C. 740khash/s average (1080/1496) each.

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  • Travis M.
  • 1/3/2014 2:47:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent. Orderd 4 and got 2 different types of card. missing accessories

Pros: Refurb price

Cons: Physical size of the card is HUGE. the Plastic moulding is too long, and not necessary. it is sized past the circuit board and does nothing to increase airflow. it is purely cosmetic and makes fitting difficult.

Accessories are NOT included. no DVI/VGA adapter, the power adapters included are 6 pin, but the card needs 8 pin. NO Crossfire bridge.

I ordered 4 of these cards and while 3 of them are the same style one was different. Different core clock speeds, different power connectors (1 8pin, 1 6pin). One of the three that was the same style also had a different BIOS version on it. Very annoying

Other Thoughts: If the cards were consistent, came with the original accessories, and the same BIOS version this would have been a great deal. As it was, after buying crossfire adapters, and a couple of DVI/VGA adapters the refurb price really didn't end up helping me out at all.

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  • Carlos L.
  • 12/31/2013 11:31:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThey mine great!

Pros: Ordered 3 of these for a dogecoin mining rig and they've done well so far, aside from my psu no being able to keep up with all 3 cards. They are clocked at 1000/1450 and have been relatively quite so far.

Cons: The VRMs do get a bit toasty if you don't have any extra fans blowing directly on the cards, but i think that's just the cost of mining.

There was an issue with one card artifacting when i had it as the primary card, but it seems to mine ok, just have to run low intensity to keep 12v rail from dropping to the ground.. I'll update this review on how the 3rd card performs with the new psu.

Also, you MUST have atleast 1x 8-pin connector plugged in for the card t turn on. The card only comes with 2x 6-pin adapters, and i had to run 2 ground wires to the other 2 pins to get the cards to even boot. After that was figured out, it was fine.

Other Thoughts: Why the heck do you get a free PDU with this thing??? I have 3 useless boxes of equipment in my apartment now.

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  • Terry V.
  • 12/31/2013 5:44:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmissing accessories

Pros: super clean, looks brand new

Cons: original shipment (before refurbished) had:

CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect Cable
DVI to VGA Adapter

This shipment contains neither.

Other Thoughts: The original shipment also contained the SAPPHIRE TriXX Utility.
You will have to go to the manufacturer's website to get that now.

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  • Joshua T.
  • 12/27/2013 10:38:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsTo N/A

Pros: You said it was a good card. Then tell us about it.

Cons: You sit there and whine about the card not fitting in crossfire? have you thought about maybe moving the card to the second slot then trying crossfire? Your review is bad and you should feel bad too.

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  • josh s.
  • 12/24/2013 7:48:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggshd 7970

Pros: it is a good card by it self

Cons: a normal card from any other company would be better for crossfire. they don't tell you in the description that the cards are 2 and a 1/4 inches thick and wont fit in crossfire. so if you are going to run in crossfire by from a different company then sapphire

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