Club3D Radeon HD 7870 Joker review -
Okay, pictures first. On this page you can see the Radeon HD 7870 Joker Card edition from Club3D's Poker series, a graphics card with a nice 2 GB graphics memory, which is enough for modern games.
Included with all cards will be a manual a demo and driver CD, crossfire connector and well, the typical stuff really. Let's have a look at that:
We see a dark looking card from HIS. The 4.3 billion-transistor 28nm Tahiti LE based core is tied to a 2 GB memory (256-bit) -- which is plenty by any standard for a product in this range.
This Joker card is clocked at a 925 MHz core / 975 MHz Boost frequency and the GDDR5 memory runs at 6 Gbps (effective data rate as GDDR5 has a quad data-rate). You can already spot the big CoolStream cooler. A sufficient cooler, but we have some mixed feelings as temps reached 80 degrees C whilst being a bit of a noisy cooler.
Here we can see the backside, the card will fit pretty much any chassis. It's a custom design PCB with a blue color scheme. The card is long, due to an extended PCB but mostly due to the cooler. As a result you will need 26 CM of free space, that's a good 10 Inches.
We test and review the Club3D Radeon HD 7870 Joker, this is the much discussed 7870 card that in fact has a 7900 series GPU, the Tahiti LE. For a fair amount of money this series 7800 product now offers 7900 series performance. Armed with 2GB of graphics memory it hits a sweet spot gaming performance wise and to date it one of the more popular products in the mainstream segment. Let's check out the Club3D Radeon HD 7870 Joker.
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