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Yep. It's rather awesome...,
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This review is from: Sapphire 11199-20-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, 2 x Mini Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology) (Accessory)
Righto. Saved for a while to buy this, and got it when it was a shade under £190. I'm not really all that great with tech, but I got it in OK (XPS 8300 case...).
Sort off. Had to shoehorn it into the case, because I didn't check the dimensions before I bought it. I didn't realise this card was going to be the size of a battleship. It is HUGE.
It went in OK, though. I randomly plugged in some power cables and had the fire extinguisher at the ready in case I blew up the house. I didn't.
The drivers that came with it didn't work, but downloading the latest update from AMD was easy enough - new driver (Catalyst Control Centre, I think) is fine.
Used to have a HD 6670 in the box. Obviously, this is a wee bit quicker. And very pretty.
Also, I should say it came three days early. Which was nice.
And, there are no cables in the box - DVI or HDMI. A couple of adapters, but you'll need to buy a cable if you haven't got one. It hasn't got a VGA port, but there is an adapter for one.
Gaming? Haven't even tried it yet. Doesn't matter. It's brilliant. Best thing ever - quiet, massive, fancy, not too expensive, stable drivers, good software. Can't fault it at all. Longevity wise, I've no idea - hopefully it will last, but I'm very happy with it.
Sapphire 11199-20-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, 2 x Mini Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology)(12 customer reviews)