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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 DirectX 11 100351SR 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost

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  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 950 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1000MHz
  • 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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The benefit of AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) now comes to the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB OC with Boost Edition graphics card. With PowerTune Dynamic Boost, you can enjoy blazing fast clock speed of up to 1000 MHz which is 50MHz higher than the standard 950 MHz clock speed. Besides, the Radeon HD 7970 GPU offers graphics bliss with other advanced innovations including 28nm GCN (Graphic Core Next) architecture, Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology, AMD HD3D technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology and more. SAPPHIRE's Dual-X thermal solution delivers optimal cooling performance and ensures stable performance even when battle heats up. With SAPPHIRE TriXX utility, you can tune the key parameters for maximum performance.

  • newegg AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the Radeon HD 7970 GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds of up to 1000 MHz (950MHZ on standard settings) which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom. In HD 7900 series, AMD PowerTune technology enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.
  • newegg Dual-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 allows you to monitor, tune and save different settings of key parameters for the graphics card. As a result, you can get the optimum performance from your card in any application.
  • newegg New GCN Architecture for Leading DirectX 11 Performance AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (codename Tahiti) boasts the world's first 28nm GPU architecture which is optimized for gaming and compute. The Radeon HD 7970 GPU features up to 32 Compute Units, each with 64 Vector Units for up to 2048 Stream Processors, along with dual geometry engines and 8 Render Back ends that can process 32 color ROPs and 128 Z/Stencil ROPs per clock. Backed by 384-bit 3GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7970 with GCN Architecture enables a smooth gaming and computing experience like never before.
  • newegg Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology & AMD HD3D 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 3GHz HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is set to drive next generation displays at up to 4K resolution. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg AMD ZeroCore Power Technology AMD ZeroCore Power technology found in the AMD Radeon HD 7970 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): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • 7/2/2015 4:31:43 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs2 years later

Pros: FAST. As of July 2015 I can still run any game with the graphics maxed out. Worst case scenerio is I have to slightly adjust settings within RadeonPro or the game options, but this card has never failed me with the newest games. I typically use little or no anti aliasing at 1080P and everything else maxed runs silky smooth.

Cons: LOUD. This card is really loud.. I use a soundproof Fractal case and It still made tons of noise while under stress. It wasn't until recently that I realized place the card so it stands vertically in you're case it will become much quieter.

***Anyone interested in this card try to build your PC so it will stand vertically instead of horizontally out of your motherboard (or do what i did and lay your PC case on its side) to reduce fan noise****

SOFTWARE. The options are more limited than Nvidia cards. Occasionally drivers won't be optimized as well as Nvidia resulting in occasional minor annoyances. A 3rd party like RadeonPro is necessary to really get under the hood.

Surprisingly, I've noticed newer releases run just as good and sometimes better than older games-- I think this is because programmers are writing more optimized game engines and drivers these days.

Other Thoughts: This card runs just about everything exceptionally well, both new and old. It's Mantle and DX12 capable (which further improves the cards performance as technology progresses).

I'm tempted to upgrade but as of July 2015 there's no actual need to spend the cash right now as this card is powering through everything i throw at it.

Specs: 8350FX, 7070 Sapphire, Asrock 990FX Extreme3 (with throttling disabled in BIOS), 16GB RAM, SSD + 7200 HDD

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  • 6/10/2015 8:18:28 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great pipeline utilization
Gets the 1's and 0's across quickly and efficiently
Every game, almost max settings

Cons: Has stopped running on me 5 times. Screen goes stripped, grey-red. Weird, but its probably from running too hot.

Other Thoughts: Its mid 2015, going to buy another one, instead of getting R9's.

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  • John H
  • 3/1/2015 10:57:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSapphire 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB

Pros: It is a cheap(er) GPU for the power it puts out, does a good job under load.

Cons: One of the two fans went out after about roughly 6 months of use, as a result the other one works harder to cool GPU. The other fan has lasted until now and I bought it at the end of 2013 but I'm certain its not far behind.

Other Thoughts: However, it still works just fine not generating too much heat. I have no idea if fans going out is an issue (may be something worth looking into). I understand I've had mine for a decent amount of time. Still makes me sad :,(

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  • 2/23/2015 10:22:41 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsSapphire used to be a rock solid purchase!

Pros: Sapphire USED to be a step above the rest as far as quality and dependable durability.

Cons: Fans Suck!
Wanted to get replacement fans however warranty department wanted me to ship the whole card in rather than sending out replacement fans.
When asked for fan model number so I could replace them myself, they game me the run around and model number for the whole card and not the fans. Also recommended I use aftermarket coolers.
After my own research and disassembly I found the exact fans readily available online.

Other Thoughts: I no longer have Sapphire up on the pedestal, I look into other manufactures as well. I just built another PC this last weekend and it wasn't a sapphire cards I put in. :(

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  • 9/29/2014 3:16:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsThese Cards Changed My Life (literally)

Pros: These cards were, when I bought them, the best bang for the buck on the market. I thought I might as well not pussyfoot around, so I went ahead and bought two straight away. They have been everything I've needed, and overclock like absolute monsters. Sapphire also did a great job at making them aesthetically pleasing (if you're into that kind of thing, which I am).

Cons: My own stupidity: see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I was so excited about buying these cards, that I never measured my case first. I bought a new 1000W power supply to allow me to overclock with confidence, and when my package arrived I immediately ripped my old psu out. After installing my new psu, completely rewiring everything, zip-tying everything, and clipping the ties nice and neat, my friend and I gathered 'round to place the first beast into my machine.... and it was a full 2 inches too long to fit in my case.

Completely devastated, I sat down and ordered an Antec Twelve Hundred. After waiting a full week for my new case to arrive (reduced to using a laptop in the meantime), I finally had a case that could fit my two beautiful graphics cards. I tore everything out of my old case, put everything into my new case, rewired, and zip tied everything. I then came to the realization that these cards were such fatties that I could not fit my PCI wireless card into my machine. I threw my hands up and ordered a mini-PCI card. With that debacle settled, I tried to place my new computer under my desk, and WHAT DO YOU KNOW -- the case wouldn't fit under my desk.

Guys, I literally had to buy a new desk to fit these graphics cards.
Guys, I had to install a doorstop on the side of my case because the door leading into the next room kept hitting it.

The moral of the story here is that you should measure your case before you order new cards, or you might end up needing to buy a new house to fit them.

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  • 9/10/2014 1:44:15 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot sure I will buy sapphire again

Pros: They are quite Powerful even after a year

Cons: I purchased 2 of these cards and ran in crossfire. I never got great performance out of them. Had a number of crashes in games and frame rates seemed low considering my PC. After about 6 months most games would not run if I had crossfire enabled. A few weeks ago I replaced my old PC and began to troubleshoot my graphics issues during that time. I found one of my cards would not run games at all, graphical distortions in all games. Computer components fail I deal with that all the time ordinary I would not write a negative review because of that.

However Sapphire has one of the most irritating RMA processes I've come across. Reminds me of the Chaintech days in the early 2000's. They email you every other day after you fill out the initial RMA on their website, basically answering the same question that were in the original ticket except asking them now one or two questions a time almost to drag out the process. You have to send the Invoice multiple times and fill out part numbers and model numbers many times. Its a very antiquated RMA system. However the 7970 is plenty powerful and I still have one running strong so it not a big deal its just annoying and needlessly time consuming.

Other Thoughts: Original PC
PSU 950 Watt PC Power and Cooling
RAM 32 GB DDR3 at 1600
CPU AMD 8350
GPU 2 7970 crossfire
Disk 2 Samsung 256 GB 840 Raid 0

Current rig
PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W
RAM 16 GB G Skill Sniper 2400 MHz
CPU Intel 4790k
Disk x2 Samsung 840 Evo raid 0
Mobo ASUS Z97-WS Intel LGA1150

GPU currently 1 running getting the other RMAed

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  • 9/2/2014 6:10:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Bought this card 1 year ago and still works great

Cons: None

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  • Moegames
  • 8/29/2014 4:48:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBest Bang For The Buck!

Pros: Current PC Specs: Custom Built by me

CPU: Intel 3770k @ 5.0ghz (delidded)
Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 7970 3GB 384bit GDDR5 3GB (100351SR)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver CMQ2 Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77‑V LK
Ram: 8GB G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (awesome memory)
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 550watt Bronze Certified - (Actually Made by SeaSonic)
PC Case: Thermaltake Versa G2 (with x6 20mm fans)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio OCK Cooler
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
HDD: 750GB Sata2
Key/Mouse: Microsoft Natural 6000 Keyboard w/ Blue Laser Mouse

Note: All 7970 cards are 11.2 DirectX with the newer/newest firmware driver update, in case you are wondering all current 7900 AMD series cards out of the box are DirectX 11.1 but AMD has recently released a new driver that makes your 7900 series card DirectX 11.2 ...if you heard of Mantle than you already know what was done and how they did this. This is great for future PC games using Mantle. I also hear Microsofts next DirectX 12 will also not require new videocards to be compliant, although you may need to double check on my quote.

Well i usually give my newegg review on my new videocards i buy after i've had it for 1 year and its been about 1 year now since i upgraded to my HD Sapphire 7970 from a Gigabyte 7870. Great card and still running strong,

Those looking for 1080p/60fps ..this card will give you this for the foreseeable future. Keep in mind this is the exact same card as the new AMD 280X...AMD simply re-badged the 7970 cards which they always do like Nvidia until the true next gen cards come out but seeing how TSMC is having fabrication issues getting decent 20nm wafers even though they are currently now manufacturing them for certain companies mostly the laptop/tablet sectors and the fact that 20nm really only benefits low power device solutions such as laptops, tablets,etc..I honestly believe that the desktop PC next gen cards that will come out will be 18nm skipping over 20nm for desktop GPU desktop solutions. When ever that happens lol..we been stuck with the 28nm fab for over 2 years now so not much more they can do.

Anyways, this card has been a huge huge monster for gaming on my 55' Plasma via HDMI. 3D gaming is rock solid with this card and IQ is top notch. Runs very cool, i am very impressed with the dual fans on this card and on overclock load im still well under 78c averaging around 72-75c on OC load.

Video playback of HD movies are simply stunning with this Graphics card, while my Panasonic HDTV already has a very very impressive Image Quality...using my Graphics card instead to render video makes a world of difference in overall picture quality. It literally turns my mid-range Panasonic HDTV into a very high end HDTV in terms of Image quality of High Definition Movie playback, AMD has always excelled with this area and continue to do it with their GPU cards.

Cons: None - AMD's 7970/R9 280 graphic cards are a nice bang for the buck.

Other Thoughts: OVERCLOCKING:

Currently overclocking my 7970@1200mhz core/1600mhz mem which gives me right around 4.8teraflops of compute power....thats no type, i get around 4.8TF on benchmark testing. These 7970's/R9 280's are a big bang for the buck right now....This card is still in the high end sector and will be until TSMC gets their issues resolved. This is why both CPU and GPU hardware has been some-what at a stand still for the last few years but the great thing about this is that game developers are finally starting to take full advantage of hardware from two years old to present. Right now Intel iCore cpu's are so ahead of everything else that even a 3 year old iCore i5 or i7 is more than enough for high end gaming. I personally suggest you get a Intel i7, dont listen to the people saying an i5 with its 4 cores/threads are enough...go for a i7 that has the 8 extra threads...when i was deciding my parts last year when i built my new PC i originally bought a iCore 3750k because everyone said next gen games wont use the extra threads of the Intel i7's. So after doing a bit more research reading comments of game developers that were currently creating next gen games for the upcoming new PS4 and Xbox One and next gen PC games...they all said that a Intel i7 would be much much better to go with because of the 8 extra threads that are used as 8 cores. So those thinking about buying a new Intel CPU...go with a i7, but no need to over spend on the new Haswell-E....its over kill, so is a Titan,etc...My spec's listed at the top of my review is a very ideal type of system you should aim for if you want to get the best bang for the buck. Of course the Intel i7 4770k is out so go with that instead of my i7 3770k but even still..its only a 8% gain over my 3770k so if you see a 3770k a lot cheaper than the 4770k ..get the 3770k...again not much difference at all and Overclocking is still an issue with the haswell series...thats why i delidded my Ivy-Bridge 3770k which gives me that 5.0ghz speed hehe.

Anyways...right now is a great time to put together a mid-range or lower high end PC...prices are down and game developers are starting to push current hardware much better with better lower API access with some games that use mantle and of course MS upcoming DX12. which is basically what AMD's mantle does...allows PC developers to get more performance out of hardware.

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  • Cruz
  • 8/27/2014 10:43:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but Missing something

Pros: Runs most games on ultra

Cons: cant play all games on ultra
cant OC

Other Thoughts: ive had this card for a little more than a year now and its been great only problem is that now its rattling on skyrim (Although i do have about 100 mods or so) on some games though i get like 17 fps and others 60-120 fps. it works best for me in v-sync and is overall a card i would recommend to people for their first build.

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  • 7/4/2014 2:26:45 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsNever Sapphire again

Pros: Card kills games.

Cons: The heat sink unit on my card was terrible. VMR temps 100c plus, even on 100% fan the cards fans were unstable making the card vibrate. When trying to switch between bios settings card did not want to got to a stable clock speed. Heat became a compromise when switching between profiles.

Other Thoughts: Running a corsair HAF with every fan slot filled.

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