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 Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.1.2 Driver for Windows® 8.1 32-bit​ 16.50.2711
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.1.2

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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 17.1.2 Highlights

Support For

      • Conan® Exiles Beta
      • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands Beta

Fixed Issues

    • Changing memory clocks with Radeon WattMan with more than one display connected may cause memory clocks to intermittently become stuck at their minimum setting or switch between min and max ranges intermittently causing display flickering.
    • Diablo®III May experience smoke or lighting effects may appear corrupted when using DirectX®9 API.
    • Some applications may experience an intermittent or random runtime crash in atidxx64.dll.
    • FIFA®17 may experience a black screen on launch when using Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress system configurations.
    • Watch_Dogs®2 may experience an intermittent game crash after extended periods of play on some Radeon RX 300 series products.
    • Paragon™ may experience flickering in profile or store preview pages after changing graphics settings when using Multi GPU.
    • Forza Horizon 3 may experience a crash or application hang with the Blizzard Mountain DLC on some select Radeon GCN products.

Known Issues

    • 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.
    • Radeon RX 400 series products may experience scaling issues for some applications when using the display scaling feature.
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ may experience an application hang when running in Multi GPU with DirectX®12 and performing a task switch.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be intermittently experienced on Radeon RX 480.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.

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 stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
  • Battlefield™1 may experience UI flickering and/or performance drops when recording gameplay with Radeon ReLive on graphics products with 4GB or less of VRAM.
  • Radeon ReLive recordings or overlay may experience flicker when creating a single recording for many hours.
  • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
  • Radeon ReLive will not allow recording settings to change with Instant Replay enabled. A workaround is to disable Instant Replay and change settings then enable Instant Replay.
  • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
  • Radeon ReLive will not notify an end user of low disk space during recording.
  • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.

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Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.7.1 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit​ 17.10.3211.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.7.1
​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 17.7.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Radeon RX 460/470 Series Graphics-based mining cards
    • Radeon RX 550/560 Series Graphics

Fixed Issues

    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on Tekken 7 (Chapter 5) on Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on FFXIV and Little Nightmares on Radeon RX 300 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed an issue causing crashes with Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10

Known Issues

    • Graphical corruption may be experienced in Tom Clancy's™: Rainbow Six Siege when MSAA is enabled.
    • A small number of apps may 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.
    • Tekken 7 may experience a crash (Chapter 13) on some Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.

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: 400MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.7.2 Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit​ 17.30.1041
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.7.2

​​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 17.7.2 Highlights

New Features and Improvements

Radeon Settings

    • Radeon Additional Settings has been retired and its previously supported controls for Switchable Graphics, Color Depth and Pixel Format have all been moved into Radeon Settings.

Radeon ReLive (1)

    • Now supports bitrates up to 100Mbps for recording or capturing.
    • Added new controls for camera transparency.
    • Optimized memory usage for lower overhead while recording or capturing.
    • Added new notifications for Instant Replay Saving, Recording Timers in Overlay Toolbar and Network Connectivity Issues when streaming.
    • Enhanced Audio Controls: Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition now has support for customizable microphone volume controls, audio boost for captured replays and push to talk (mouse + keyboard) support for microphone.

Radeon Chill(2)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Vulkan™. For more details on new and supported games visit http://www.radeon.com/chill.
    • Now supports Multi-GPU.
    • Now supports Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
    • Now supports Radeon XConnect™ Technology system configurations.

Enhanced Sync(3)

    • Enhanced Sync is a display technology which helps minimize screen tearing while decreasing latency and stuttering at an unlocked frame rate. Enhanced Sync is available in Radeon Settings Game Manager under the "Wait for Vertical Refresh" drop down menu.

Per-Display Color Controls(4)

    • Per-Display Color Controls are now available in the display tab of Radeon Settings allowing users to configure Brightness, Hue, Contrast and Saturation.

Game Responsiveness(5)

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 features optimizations for improved gaming responsiveness in DirectX®9 and select DirectX®11 gaming titles.

Radeon WattMan(6)

    • Now supports memory underclocking.
    • Now supports power state controls.

Frame Rate Target Control(7)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Multi-GPU.

Shader Cache(8)

    • Shader Cache is now supported for select DirectX®9 titles

Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Program

    • The Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Tester program aims at opening a channel for selected participants to work directly with AMD, giving a voice and platform to share their passion for Radeon Software. For more information about Radeon Software Vanguard visit www.Radeon.com/Vanguard.

Radeon.com Feedback and Feature Voting

    • Radeon Software feedback and feature voting has been updated. Visit www.radeon.com/feedback to provide Radeon Software feedback and vote on future Radeon Software features.

Fixed Issues

    • Mass Effect™: Andromeda may experience incorrect colors when using an HDR display and a secondary SDR display connected in extended mode.
    • Fan speeds when using Radeon WattMan may remain elevated and not drop back to idle states after 3D workloads.
    • Some video playback applications may experience stutter in fullscreen with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled.
    • 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.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan fan settings may reset to defaults on Radeon Software upgrade to 17.7.2.
    • Tekken™ 7 may experience a crash (Chapter 13) on some Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX®11 applications.
    • 4x Multi-GPU system configurations may fail to enable AMD CrossFire technology mode due to a missing toggle in Radeon Settings.
    • Some protected content applications may experience an HDCP error code while playing BluRay content. A workaround is to unplug and re-plug the connected display or turn the display off and then back on.

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File Size: 313MB

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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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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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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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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.