February 1, 2015 8:13:44 PM
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Sapphire HD 7970 Performance Review

As one of the major manufacturers AMD graphics cards, Sapphire certainly be one of the fastest in releasing Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Unfortunately, the Radeon HD 7970 from Sapphire is still using the exact same reference design with standards which issued by AMD. However, other variants will follow comes to the market.

As one of the Radeon HD 7970 graphics card which first present into market, the Sapphire HD 7970 also follows the reference specification. In addition, graphics card design is also similar to standard design. Having core speed 925 MHz with 3 GB GDDR5 memory which pegged at 5500 MHz speed.

Sapphire HD 7970 performance is among the highest at this time. If you listen to our reviews in the last edition, the Radeon HD 7970 managed to beat Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580 in all segments test. For use on any real game, the graphics card is able to running heavy games with high resolution and detail settings.

Testing Results

3DMark 1177932481
3DMark Vantage2669221674
Unigine Heaven 2.591.6 fps67.4 fps
DiRT 3
- Medium129.51 fps128.82 fps
- Ultra100.68 fps82.92 fps
STALKER146.38 fps115.85 fps


Core Speed925 MHz
Memory Speed5500 MHz
Memory Capacity3 GB GDDR5
Line Data384-bit
PriceUS$ 605

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