A couple of months ago we saw the premiere of the Radeon HD7870 graphics card. It became quite popular among gamers because of its good performance and affordable price.
Today we are going to present the newer, upgraded version of the Radeon HD7870 built by Sapphire. Our review sample has two main improvements. First, AMD gave it a higher base core clock which is passing the magical barrier of 1GHz, simply called GHz Edition.
Second improvement from Sapphire, an additional overclock boosting core clock by another 50MHz. In total Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition OC graphics card runs at 1050MHz.
Sapphire is one of the oldest ATI/AMD partners. Their graphics cards are one of most popular among gamers for many years. Actually it’s over 10 years now as we can read on Sapphire’s web site:
From Innovator to Excellence over 10 years!
“SAPPHIRE Technology was first formed as a manufacturer and global supplier of graphics cards when ATI (now a division of AMD) adopted the Add-in Board partner (AIB) model for delivering its technology to market.
SAPPHIRE has consistently been the market leader with its graphics products. More recently the SAPPHIRE product range has been extended to include a broad range of mainboards and a number of solutions including the award-winning SAPPHIRE EDGE Series of Mini PCs.
This year, SAPPHIRE celebrates 10 years of trading, bringing our successful mix of innovation and customer satisfaction to the global market. During that time we have introduced a number of innovations to the graphics market that are still reflected in our product line-up today.”