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Mini ReviewOn paper, provides the best bang for your buck. In practice, it's simply too slow for that to matter.
Mini ReviewOne small step for a GPU, one giant leap for all kinds of gaming. Is that the message from this uprated 7700-series board?
How much video memory do you actually need, and how little can you really expect to get away with on a fairly entry-level graphics card these days?
Can this fairly large slab of silicon and whirry bits shake AMD's unjust reputation for flaky drivers and weak performance?
The performance of the HD 7850 when it first came out, combined with its relatively low price tag, made for a very enticing mid-range card. That impressive start has only gotten better as time has moved on.
This far down the pecking order of graphics cards you will really struggle to get anything close to decent gaming frame rates out of a normal 1080p screen.
Sapphire's Vapor-X HD 7970 aims to push AMD's Graphics Core Next hardware to its very limits by boosting the core and memory clocks, and managing the excess heat with its top-of-the-line air cooling.