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SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon HD 6970 DirectX 11 100314-4L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

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  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 880 MHz
  • 1 x DVI-I 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1536 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Transform your games with the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 graphics card. The SAPPHIRE 100314-4L VGA card is built around 1536 stream processors and a 2GB/256bit GDDR5 memory, delivering reality-redefining DirectX performance in your favorite FPS, RTS, MMORPG, and RACING titles. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies – like Eyefinity 2.0, App Acceleration, PowerTune, HD3D technology, and more – offers you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience. A comprehensive output configuration of HDMI (with 3D), Dual link DVI-D, and Display Port 1.2 takes the effort out of multiple display setup.

  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery with SAPPHIRE graphics cards supporting DirectX11. New features in DirectX11, such as Hardware Tesselation, HDR Texture Compression, Multi-threading support, and DirectCompute, bring lifelike gaming and an experience never possible on a PC before.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity AMD Eyefinity technology maximizes your field of view across up to three displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision. For gamers this puts you right IN the game, and for other applications it helps to increase productivity by maximizing your visual workspace, so that you can see more windows simultaneously. AMD Eyefinity technology is also ideal for multimedia applications, as it allows you to keep several ‘palettes’ or ‘panels’ open over a larger workspace while you edit your images or videos.
  • 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 HD3D Technology Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays/glasses/software.
  • 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).
  • newegg HDMI (with 3D) ready Support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic, ensuring the highest quality Blu-ray and video experience possible from your PC.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • rickie b.
  • 2/4/2016 3:49:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a surprise! UPDATE

Pros: I have an acrylic case, and have had it open since my build until now. I have a fx-4350(with the stock fan not the paste) with a msi 970 gaming mobo, 32gb 1600 Ram, it has docks on the front so I don't have to go inside to test things(3.5/2.5) 4 USB 3.0 (I like to hook things in frt can you tell), I have I have 4 case fans. I had a r7-260x card. I finally OC to 4.7ghz and opened up the Ram to 1600, wow. 256 SSD for programs and WD blue for storage, boots in about 10 seconds(could shorten it to 5). So here I was get 32 fps avg, but I ran across this card and its 1500+ streamers(it does take 2- pci-e connectors) and it is a long card. Now I get 42+ fps avg. not bad at all got a 25-30% increase for $80 over the $125(if you can find one now) for the r7/260x. Now I can close up the case. Very Very pleased with this build, open up all 4 cores and let it hum. I bought a 2nd one and cross-fire the two, for $180 got more impact than $450 card, they will quit making this card soon or realize its true value and double the cost with another name.

Update: was using a 750 watt with no problem in crossfire, went back to a 550 watt with one card, works great even without OC, AMD FX4350.. I changed the stock fan with a Deepcool GAMMAXX 200T and it runs cooler and a whole lot quieter. 32GB ram(I do a lot of on line research), MSI 970 MB..The Valley Benchmark shot up to FPS 52.1/ SCORE 2178/ Min FPS 23.1/ Max FPS 95.5 about same score 3 times. No bad for my setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: You can get this card now with a $10 gift card, I'm getting another one to replace the 260x in my little gamer. Got a 2nd card did crossfire Valley Benchmark: 61.5 , 2577 , 20.6 min fps/105.0 max fps and this is on high settings with a fx4350..WOW.

UPDATE: I'm not a gamer so I removed 2nd card, but still get 51 avg fps, and can game easily.
if you use 2 you will need a powerful power supply. I still give this a full five on performance and price. No need to over-clock processor or card for decent numbers/play.

Looking back over the scores for 2 vs 1 it was not that much better. No wonder it sold out, I got 2 how about you.

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  • Brian G.
  • 2/1/2016 8:17:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card to single or crossfire!

Pros: This card works great by its self and even better in crossfire. I have two of these cards, in crossfire, and I am very happy with the performance.

Cons: Takes up quite a bit of space in the case. Each card takes up two slots worth of space, so forget any other add on cards. This card does not come with a crossfire bridge, you'd have to get one somewhere else.

Other Thoughts: Two of these cards are working fine in my Cooler Master 932 HAF case. Heat is not a problem and my 850 watt PSU is powering the whole rig just fine. I'm running a AMD FX8350, 32 Gigs G.Skill Sniper 1866. The AM3+ and PCIE 2.0 architecture is obsolete, but my rig is running the games I play at very high settings, without any problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2016 8:55:07 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst two were DOA

Pros: First two showed up DOA, third times the charm for me. Thank you newegg for your customer service and your RMA team. So far pumping out an average of 150 fps on CS:GO on medium to high settings. My old hd 5950 was about 120 average. Was perfect for what I needed, old rig with pcie 2.0.

Cons: First two DOA, probably why theyre are out of stock now. Sorry peeps. Other than that it's fine. Won't take eggs off for DOA items. It happens in shipping I bet.

Other Thoughts: Will update in about a month

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  • Jeremy L.
  • 1/25/2016 1:05:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI am very happy with my new video card

Pros: This is the best video card for my PC and it is beautiful in HDMI.

Cons: This card is a monster and it is power hungry. Make sure your PC can handle it.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend it to anyone that has a PC that can handle it.

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  • Drupad M.
  • 1/21/2016 8:02:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest bang for the buck

Pros: -great graphics card for the price
-easy install
-best graphics on pcie 2

Cons: -pretty big
-consumes a good amt of wattage - 225 to be exact.
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Other Thoughts: ..

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  • Kurt S.
  • 1/14/2016 11:50:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNearing obsolescence, still reasonably powerful

Pros: FPS/$, All the adaptors you might want

Cons: Old, hot, big. No DX12. No more official driver support. This model is short on outputs.

Other Thoughts: If you need a card to wait out the next few months until the next gen cards show up, this is an option. Otherwise best to look elsewhere. If you need top use the included Molex to PCIe adaptors you probably need a more powerful PSU. The card is 10.6" long which is stupid as many cases alow for a standard 10.5" long card. There is a superfluous shiny of plastic you can rip off to make it fit.

AMD is releasing new drivers but without support.

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  • Grant F.
  • 1/13/2016 1:44:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantabulous card

Pros: -Very powerful for the price
-Decent cooling
-Doesnt suck at overclocking
-Nice and quiet
-Doesnt weigh too much
-Can easily run FO4 on very high to ultra

Cons: -Requires alot of power
-Seriously, alot of power
-Card doesnt look that great
-Didnt come with a free granola bar
-AMD no longer supports drivers for this series of gpu

Other Thoughts: Ive had this for a little over 6 months and have had nearly zero problems with it so far. With my cruddy case and low airflow, I idle at 35c or so and max out at 70c when fully overclocked and playing games. With my fx-6120 that im about to upgrade to an i5 6500, I can run Fallout 4 at very high to ultra, depending on what mods are installed. Sadly, AMD no longer supports drivers for this card. That doesnt mean you cant get drivers for this card, you just wont get new drivers for it. Do be warned that it required both a 6 pin and 8 pin PCI-E power connector, and you definitely want to have at least a 500w PSU for it if not much more

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  • Mike O.
  • 1/12/2016 2:32:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood if you get a good one

Pros: Most powerful you'll get for PCI 2.0

Cons: Serious lack of install directions or help
Drivers CD is useless
HATES Photoshop

Other Thoughts: First, the good: This is literally the most powerful and best performing graphics card you can get for gaming under PCI 2.0. Game on.

The bad? Where do I start? First, Photoshop HATES this card. I lost at least 50% performance on this swap, and I was just using an old GeForce GT630 before. It absolutely smoked this Sapphire card on PS, and honestly it's been a battle with Photoshop since. Everything works, it just works FAR slower than it used to. And yes, I tweaked the performance settings in PS.

I bought a second card to set up Crossfire. HUGE mistake. That second card was absolute death to my computer. Failed boots, crashes, you name it. I tried swapping card slots, I tried using just one card or the other, and nothing kept that second card from killing my computer, while the original keeps working as well as it did. I can hear Photoshop weeping, wishing for the return of the GT630, and if not for Fallout 4 I would have already accommodated it, but oh well.

Frankly, once I'm at least temporarily done with Fallout 4 I'll be putting the 630 back in there and yanking this one. Even the card that works well is a pain in the reat.

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  • wilbert s.
  • 1/10/2016 7:05:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome card for the gamer at heart

Pros: great graphics great performance

Cons: yes it is power hungry just make sure you have a good power supply
the software is to involved just run on auto

Other Thoughts: if your looking for a card that meets your budget this is it cause it rocks

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  • Edward P.
  • 12/31/2015 12:32:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent choice for a budget GPU

Pros: -This is the best price per horsepower option available right now. I picked mine up for $69.99 after a $20 MIR (so $89.99 in the cart price).

-Capable of running all older titles at max settings at 1080p. Newer titles are capable of being played at "next gen console" level quality at 1080p.

-2gb of VRAM which is the minimum needed for 1080p gmaing.

-Cooler design was considered "advanced" when this card was originally released in 2011. Most modern cards use this type of cooling design which is more efficient and quieter than the "blower style" cards that were popular in 2010/1. Card runs cool and relatively quiet in a well ventilated case.

Cons: -The card is power hungry and requires BOTH an 8-pin AND a 6-pin PCI-E connector to function. Depending on other hardware a good 550w PSU is a minimum, while a 650w would be a better all around choice with this card.

-The card is physically large and occupies two slots. It also does not have a back plate and has some flex to it. If you have a small or crowded case, this might not be the best option. Be sure to check the dimensions before ordering.

-The card is not a good overclocker given the type of RAM used, but an overclock really isn't needed given the niche this is looking to fill. On a side note, I think many of the reported issues with flickering and blank screens are from people trying to overclock these cards. Those were common issues back when they were released and people tried to OC them.

-With the release of "Radeon Crimson", AMD has ended driver support for all non-GCN cards. That means that the latest driver for this card is the July 2015 "AMD Catalyst". That is a bit of a non-issue but does mean that if there are driver related issues with particular software, it won't be fixed.

-The card has no support for DX12 or other features like TrueAudio or Mantle. However, most titles will continue to support DX11 for a long time to come.

Other Thoughts: -There is also a 6950 card for sale right now for about $20 less. Those cards were very popular because you can flash the BIOS and attain 6970 level performance. Issue with that option in this comparison is that the flash is not guaranteed to work and might brick your card. Also, the 6950 option is only a 1gb card, meaning even if the BIOS flash works, the true 6970 with 2gb of VRAM will still out perform the flashed 6950 in 1080p gaming. Basically, the 6970 is definitely worth the extra $20.

-For those considering getting two of these on the cheap and Crossfiring them, don't bother. For the money you would spend you could easily grab something like a R9 380 4gb card for around $20-$40 more than two of these 6970's. The single card would outperform the two 6970's and not have the issues inherent with Crossfire setups as well as being much more future proof with driver support and 4gb of VRAM.

Overall I think this card is a great choice for three people:

1) Those on a budget where the $100+ they would save versus buying a mainstream modern graphics card will be a difference maker.

2) Those who have an older low end card that want to play newer games and/or want a sizable boost in performance but don't want to spend the $150+ on a modern mainstream card and they have a PSU that can handle this card.

3) Those who have an older system or low end card and want to upgrade but don't have the PSU to handle this kind of card. These folks have two choices a) Buy something like a GTX 750ti or GTX 950 that will work with the lower end PSU they have or b) Spend the same amount and get a new PSU and this card. I personally think the new PSU and this card is a nice option in that case since a solid PSU is the foundation of any build.

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