SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

HD 7870 GHz Edition 2G D5

The new SAPPHIRE HD 7800 series of graphics cards is based on the third family of GPU’s from AMD built in its new 28nm process and featuring the highly acclaimed GCN graphics processing architecture. 
The SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC, factory-overclocked to 1050 MHz engine and effective 5000 MHz memory, offers superior performance than standard models. It is equipped with SAPPHIRE’s new dual-extractor technology - Dual-X - a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans providing quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load.

GPU 1280 Stream Processors
28 nm
1050 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
4800 MHz Effective
2 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini DisplayPort
Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.2
DirectX® 12
Feature
Cooling
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
215(L)x107(W)x33(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption
OS
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
600 Watt Power Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System
1024 MB Minimum of system memory
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
4 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.4.3 Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit​ 17.10.1711
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.4.3

​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 Highlights

    • Support for Windows®10 Creators Update.
    • Support for Radeon RX 580 Series Graphics.
    • Support for Radeon RX 570 Series Graphics.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

Known Issues for Radeon ReLive

    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

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File Size: 346MB

Windows 7 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.4.3 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 17.10.1711
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.4.3

​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 Highlights

    • Support for Windows®10 Creators Update.
    • Support for Radeon RX 580 Series Graphics.
    • Support for Radeon RX 570 Series Graphics.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

Known Issues for Radeon ReLive

    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

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File Size: 475MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.4.3 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit​ 17.10.1711
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.4.3

​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 Highlights

    • Support for Windows®10 Creators Update.
    • Support for Radeon RX 580 Series Graphics.
    • Support for Radeon RX 570 Series Graphics.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

Known Issues for Radeon ReLive

    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

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File Size: 424MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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Utility

TriXX OC Utility V4.8.6
  • Supports Sapphire R9 285 Series.
  • Fix a potential crash at TriXX startup with R9 290/290X Series and R7 260X while YouTube is playing.
  • Fix an issue that Crossfire clock is not displayed if ULPS is active.
  • Fixed fan speed monitoring on some cards.

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File Size: 3MB

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TriXX OC Utility V4.4.0b
TriXX V4.4.0b

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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0
AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series User Guides – 11 localized documents

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File Size: 12MB

Windows XP (32-bit) Windows XP (64-bit) Windows Vista (32-bit) Windows Vista (64-bit) Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) MS-DOS Windows 2000
Graphic Card User Guide V1.0
AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series User Guides – 11 localized documents

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File Size: 12MB

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SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB Review

The features on this card resemble those on AMD's reference design. Again Sapphire positively surprises us with the excellent performance of the cooler. Its 55 degrees are the lowest in this round-up, which makes it perfect for overclocking


HD 7870 OC - Editor's Choice by XbitLabs

• The Sapphire Radeon™ HD 7870 OC 2GB is one of the best in its class today. Pre-overclocked, it is 5 to 8% faster than the reference Radeon™ HD 7870 GHz Edition as well as reference-design products from other brands. The original Dual-X cooler endows it with high overclocking potential, so it can be easily overclocked further to the level of top-end Radeon™ HD 7950s and even more. Its eye-catching packaging is going to be attractive on a shop shelf whereas its complete set of accessories, 2-year warranty and reasonable price (comparable to regular Radeon™ HD 7870s) make it an almost perfect graphics card. In conclusion, we would like to award Sapphire Radeon™ HD 7870 OC 2GB graphics card with ourEditor’s Choice title as the best-balanced Radeon™ HD 7870 graphics card available today.


Sapphire HD 7870 GHz OC Edition Review

Sapphire launched its HD 7870 GHz OC Edition graphics card that’s aimed at serious gamers. Gaming at 1920x1080 is something that this card will chew up with ease while 2560x1600 will be playable in most games at highest settings. The HD 7870 card’s performance outweighs that of HD 6970. Since it comes with slightly higher clocks than the reference card, HD 7870 GHz OC Edition will provide slightly better performance as well.


HD 7870 OC - Silver Award by HardOCP

• Throughout our testing we found that the Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition video card had better performance in every game compared to the Radeon™ HD 6970 and the GeForce GTX 570. Not only did it average higher framerates in all of our testing, it also allowed us to enable and play at higher graphics settings. Performance was better than other video cards in the same price range. We achieved a strong overclock using Sapphires TriXX which resulted in improved performance and made more graphics options available. The Dual-X cooling system kept the operating temperatures low without offending our ears with excess noise, and did all this while being far more power efficient. If you are in the market looking to upgrade to a cooler, more power efficient, 28nm video card with more performance, the Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition is a product very much worth your consideration.


Eitor's choice (INFO preporuka) for HD7870 OC on Info Magazine

"In the end, Radeon™ HD 7870 is fantastic graphic card, especially Sapphire designed one - powerful, silent and one of the coolest in this segment we've seen to date. It almost sounds like description of the perfect graphics card. With just a little bit lower price it will reach complete perfection."


HD 7870 OC - Approved by Overclockers

• What AMD and Sapphire have done here is create, in my opinion, one of the better bang for your buck cards available on the market at this moment. You have GTX 580 performance (give or take depending on benchmarks) in a package that uses nearly 100 W less power, has a quiet and effective aftermarket cooling solution, and overclocks to the moon if you give her some voltage. Pricing for this specific card comes in at$359.99 + SH at newegg.com which is still cheaper than the GTX 580 and $70 less than its bigger brother the 7950. I believe with both the 7850 and 7870 that AMD found a nice spot in the market while we wait and see what the other camp has to offer. This card is Overclockers.com Approved!


HD 7870 OC - Recommended by PCWizKidsTechTalk

• The improvements over the AMD reference design of the HD7870 is obvious and works very well for keeping temperatures low while giving the card an aggressive look. PCWizKid loves the dual fan configuration of the Sapphire HD7870 OC Ed which is surprisingly quiet. The included bundle of cables and connectors that Sapphire provides is excellent also which adds the the value you get out of it compared to other brands. • Video Review: http://youtu.be/tIxSz6SsTgw


HD 7870 OC - Editor's Choice by Motherboards

• To wrap this up let me say that this card was a pleasure to work with. It handled all of our benchmarks without a problem and managed to do so while remaining completely silent. Sapphire really has developed quite an impressive cooling solution for these cards and it should also be able to take a little more of an overclock above what they've given it. Graphics cards are the real heart of a gaming system and these cards really do provide the performance that most users will be looking for. Right out of the box this card delivers amazing performance that is certain to give nVidia a run for their money. This is a great card for the red team to come out with and Sapphire has done a great job at making it even better than the reference version. There really aren't any games that this card won't be able to handle as long as you aren't expecting ridiculous frame rates. Playable frame rates at high resolutions are exactly what this card is able to provide. We know that it's just a matter of time before nVidia comes with their own answer to this card, but until then this is the new champ in terms of price versus performance. For this reason we have no problem giving this card our Editor's Choice Award here at Motherboards.Org.