The card uses a clean stylish design with a black cooler that has a perfectly flat top.
Installation of the card requires two slots in your system.
Display connectivity options include one DVI port, one full-sized HDMI port, and two mini-DisplayPorts. You may use all the outputs at the same time.
The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support.
A single CrossFire connector is available, so you may combine this card with another Tahiti-based HD 7870 for improved performance. This card cannot CrossFire with a regular Pitcairn-based HD 7870. A CrossFire combination with the HD 7950 and HD 7970 works (I tested it out).
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