Sapphire Radeon 7970

Sapphire has opted for a black box design with their latest mascot on it – a mysterious girl in military gear

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At the back, list of 2500 awards Sapphire has picked up since 2002

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Sapphire is very generous with accessories – providing the most mini-DP/HDMI/DVI-D display convertors in this roundup as well as a HDMI cable. The installation CD only included the December 20th drivers that we used in our reference card review. No sign of the popular Sapphire TriXX overclocking utility though, which could be included in upcoming overclocking SKUs or downloadable from their website

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The card – not a surprise that it looks exactly like the reference AMD card that we used for our HD 7970 review with the exception of a sticker on the cooler, because Sapphire is one of the 1st party BBA (built by ATi) vendors and they probably made the cards for the paper launched review units

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