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Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ OC 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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October 31, 2012 9:14:20 PM

Im looking to get a new video card and saw this on sale at newegg for 199.99.Ive been a sapphire user for years and i know their products are usually top grade but the number of of reviews im seeing about black screen lock ups with this model have me a bit edgy. Is this special card known for lock up issues or is it an issue common to all radeon 7870s.

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October 31, 2012 11:07:55 PM

It is just a common issue with cards in general. People having problems with the card are more likely to post a review than people with no issues.
October 31, 2012 11:49:23 PM

Yeah. Sapphire are generally reliable. I've been with them for years to. Some people say that to fix the problem they pull the clock speed back a bit, this leads me to believe sapphire shipped them out with unstable overclocks; they usually don't do that but anyone can make mistakes!
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November 1, 2012 9:14:12 PM

I've been thinking about getting this card as well but have not for the same reason as the OP. Anyone with this card recommend it?
November 7, 2012 11:20:38 PM

Best answer selected by bago21.