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Sapphire HD 7970 Performance Review

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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

Tests 1280×1024 1920×1080
3DMark 11 7793 2481
3DMark Vantage 26692 21674
Unigine Heaven 2.5 91.6 fps 67.4 fps
DiRT 3
– Medium 129.51 fps 128.82 fps
– Ultra 100.68 fps 82.92 fps
STALKER 146.38 fps 115.85 fps


Core Speed 925 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz
Memory Capacity 3 GB GDDR5
Line Data 384-bit
Website www.sapphiretech.com
Price US$ 605

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