AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
The AMD ATI Radeon HD 7870 measures 24cm long (9.4 in). The GPU core is clocked at 1000MHz and the GDDR5 memory operates at 1200MHz (4.8GHz DDR), The HD 7870 carries 1280 SPUs, 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs, it also adopts the 28nm design process and is PCI Express 3.0-compatible.
Outruns similarly priced GTX 500-series Nvidia cards.
Lots of overclocking headroom.
Support for 4K video and other forward-looking features.
High performance for price.
Impressively low power draw.
Excellent energy efficiency.
Native full size HDMI & DisplayPort output.
Adds support for PCIExpress 3.0 and DirectX 11.1.
4K video content and screens likely won’t be common for a year or more.
Not worthy update for HD 6900 owners.
Competing GPUs offer similar performance for less.
Requires two PCIe power connections.
Blocks an expansion slot when installed.
Noise levels a tad bit high.
By TechSpot on March 05, 2012
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