Overview

Radeon Graphics
AMD Catalyst configuration software
CrossFire Ready
Eyefinity 2.0
AMD HD3D
DirectX 11.1
7.1 HD Surround Sound
4096 Ultra HD
OpenGL 4.2
OpenCL 1.2
Mini DisplayPort 1.2
2x FAST HDMI 1.4a
2x Dual-Link DVI-I
2x Single-Link DVI-D
CoolStream High Performance Technology
Overclocked Performance
royalKnights PokerSeries
PCI Express 3.0

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royalKnights



Awards

Tweakers Award

Club 3D proudly presents the Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 royalKnights graphic cards, featuring the highly awarded CoolStream cooler and the combined power of two Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 royalKing graphic cards, utilizing AMD CrossFire™ technology that delivers jaw-dropping performance.

  • Highly awarded CoolStream cooler
  • CrossFire tested for maximum compatibility subjected to our most rigorous testing
  • Reliability, 100% tested, verified and RoHS compliant
  • Designed and optimized for Intel and AMD platforms
  • Built for powerful entertainment and productivity
  • 100% scaling increase in certain tests compared to a single graphic card solution

 

royalKing

CoolStream High Performance Cooling Technology

If you expect above average performance of your Graphics card, Club 3D CoolStream High Performance Cooling Technology is just the kind of high performance that you have been looking for.

Club 3D CoolStream features high performance heatpipes that keeps the components cool and outperforms standard cooling solutions. Paired with a unique fan blade design it increases airflow while reducing noise. The result is a dramatic increase of performance for your gaming and multimedia experience.

OverclockedExtreme Gamers require Extreme performance. The PokerSeries royalKnights GPU's have been cherry-picked for extreme performance. Club 3D has developed a custom PCB to accommodate faster speeds and thermal dissipation. At 50MHz faster than the reference clock of 1000MHz, you will be running faster, efficient and more reliable out of the box without you having to do anything at all. You can be assured that the royalKnights series won't let you down.

With PokerSeries Club 3D offers a new level of special gamecards that delivers the best performance, newest features and best coolers. The royalKnights present our highest demands.

Get ready for the future with 28nm GPU technology, Graphics Core Next Architecture, AMD App Acceleration and support for Ultra HD 4096p resolutions and PCI Express 3.0.

Performance comparison


3DMARK 11

 

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

Tested on the following hardware configuration:

CPU: AMD PhenomII X4 955 (3.2GHz)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80
Memory: Kingston 2x2GB DDR3-1333
PSU: Club 3D 1000Watt (CSP-X1000CB)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Driver: GeForce Driver Release 306.97 WHQL, Catalyst 12.11 Beta

 

CrossFire Ready

AMD CrossFireX™ technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. AMD CrossFireX™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance. With Club 3D Radeon™ HD graphics cards ready for practically every budget and the flexibility to combine two GPUs, AMD CrossFireX™ is the perfect multi-GPU solution for those who demand the best.

Recommended adapters (active links)

CrossFireX Interconnect - CAC-CB

Club 3D offers the most demanding AAA game titles and with this card there is no question. Find out more here

 

Latest technology in games

 

The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 jokerCard graphic cards are intended for gamers who never settle. Equipped with AMD Graphics Core Next Architecture and the latest power management technology, the Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 jokerCard is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who demand the best.

WINDOWS 8

Windows 8The Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard takes full advantage of the features that Windows 8 has to offer with the Radeon HD 7000 series GCN architecture. Video and picture editing software and games are already reaping the benefits of Windows 8 and GCN architecture family of graphic cards. Game and application developers are including GCN optimizations in their software, take Adobe Photoshop and Corel WinZip for example, these applications receive a performance increase of by up to 25% on the Windows 8 operating system** using GCN optimization.

MULTI-MONITOR

Windows 8 is also great for multi-monitor solutions with its new easy to use taskbar. A new feature of Windows 8 is that the taskbar is now available on each screen, which can boost productivity by up to 35%.

(**) Performance increase on Windows 8 when compared versus Windows 7

THE FIVE KEY FEATURES OF DIRECTX 11.1 AND WDDM 1.2

Starting with the Radeon HD 7000 Series, Radeon graphic hardware is built to support two key technologies:

The DirectX 11.1 API and a new way of designing GPU drivers called "Windows Display Driver Model 1.2 (WDDM 1.2). Together, these technologies enable a range of new features for Windows 8 and supporting software.

1. TARGET-INDEPENDENT RASTERIZATION (DIRECTX 11.1 REQUIRED)

TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing performance in Direct2D-driven applications. These include the Windows® 8 UI, as well as the market’s variety of graphics-accelerated browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. DirectX 11.1 enables this by allowing the GPU to stand in for the processor during the anti-aliasing stage, and the result is a sharper and clearer dynamic interface that better retains ideal performance.

2. NATIVE STEREOSCOPIC 3D (DIRECTX 11.1 REQUIRED)

AMD HD3D technologyNow with more than 600 supported titles*, AMD HD3D technology has provided gamers with an immersive gaming experience through stereoscopic 3D depth. Starting with Windows 8, stereoscopic 3D support will be implemented directly in the operating system with a standardized path for support in future games.

Provided a user has a fully 3D-enabled display chain (GPU, driver and display), users will see evidence of this native functionality in the control panel settings.

(*) Native supported AAA game titles:

3. D3D11 VIDEO PLAYBACK IMPROVEMENTS

AMD App Acceleration technologyToday, a game’s video content and its interactive content operate on different DirectX levels. Whereas gameplay might be rendered via DirectX 10 or DirectX 11, videos are frequently rendered with DirectX 9. This mixture of API levels makes it difficult for game developers to efficiently implement both types of content, an issue that will be streamlined by the API unification that DirectX 11.1 provides.

This unification also provides hardware-accelerated video that’s on par with DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), the software library that AMD’s App Acceleration technology already uses to deliver the world’s best video playback quality to AMD Radeon™ customers.

One practical implication of these improvements could be the inclusion of more and higher quality video cutscenes in tomorrow’s games. Another implication might be improved video transcode performance, which AMD also offers across its full line of available Radeon™ Graphics products.

In tests conducted by AMD as of 20 July, 2012, the Radeon™ HD 7000 Series obtained the highest HQV 2.0 score* of any tested system. HQV 2.0 is an industry benchmark used to evaluate video playback quality.

(*) Tested on: Radeon™ HD 7970 (200/210), GeForce GTX 680 (192/210), GeForce GTX 580 Series (182/210), Intel Core i7-3770k (197/210) and Intel Core i7-2600k (182/210). HQV 2.0 provides visual feedback for scoring by the reviewer. Scores may vary based on the skill and opinion of the reviewer.  All machines were tested using a 40" Sony Bravia HDTV connected via HDMI, at 1920x1080p resolution via Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. System configuration: AMD Athlon™ II X2 260u (1.8GHz) and AMD 890G for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon™-based system(s). Intel Z68 chipset utilized for Intel systems. Drivers: 8.981.2 (AMD), 15.22.2.64.2372 (i7-2600k), 8.15.10.2696 (i7-3770k) and 304.42 (NVIDIA).

Eyefinity 2.0EYEFINITY 2.0

Eyefinity™ 2.0 Technology features all-new support for Stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations which allows the user to configure custom resolutions and the ability to relocate the Windows task bar to an arbitrary screen.


 

DIGITAL MULTI-POINT AUDIO (DDMA)

DDMA

The next step in audio output from a graphics card. Traditionally video cards has been able to output audio through the HDMI port and audio has been restricted to to a single device, be it a monitor, HDTV or a receiver.

With DDMA now you can send audio to multiple devices via the DisplayPort combined with the HDMI.

Imagine a video conferencing where each attendee is mapped to a monitor and with DDMA set on each monitor speaker set.

 

GCN

A revolutionary new architecture. Jump right into GPGPU applications today with Microsoft C++ AMP™ and OpenCL™ for spectacular performance with the GCN architecture. From video editors to Internet browsers, AMD App Acceleration™ is a supercharger for everyday applications. The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 royalKnights was engineered for the GPU revolution in compute.

 

 

ZCP


AMD is introducing with the Southern Islands chipset their long idle power saving technology. Now the graphics card can turn off most of its functional units of the GPU, when they are unused, leaving only the PCI Express bus and other components active. This as a result, reduce the power consumption from 15W at idle to under 3W in long idle, a power level low enough that ZeroCore Power shuts off the fan as there is no heat generated further saving energy.

ZeroCore Power will put CrossFire™ grapics cards in ZCP when not in use.


HD3D

AMD HD3D™ is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Additional hardware (e.g., 3D-enabled panels, 3D-enabled glasses/emitter, Blu-ray 3D drive) and/or software (e.g., Blu-ray 3D discs, 3D middleware, games) are required for the enablement of stereoscopic 3D. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. AMD HD3D™ technology is enabled on AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs and above using Catalyst 12 or later.

 

 

 

AMD PowerTune technology is a very significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment. AMD PowerTune technology also improves the mechanism to deal with applications that would otherwise exceed the GPU‟s TDP. By dynamically managing the engine clock speeds based on calculations which determine the proximity of the GPU to its TDP limit, AMD PowerTune allows for the GPU to run at higher nominal clock speeds in the high state than otherwise possible. AMD PowerTune technology is very different from existing methods; rather than setting highest state GPU clock speeds based on a worst case TDP approach that can compromise performance in a majority of applications, AMD PowerTune technology can dynamically adjust the performance profile in real time to fit within the TDP envelope.

 

AMD Radeon™ GPUs with AMD App Acceleration let you run multiple applications at the same time with remarkable speed and reliability. AMD App Acceleration can help reduce slowdowns and stuttering in intensive, media-rich applications. Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing. You can multitask more efficiently, and more confidently.

PCI EXPRESS 3.0

4 years after the introduction of PCI-E 2.0, the all new PCI-E 3.0 specification is now introduced. Providing 1GB/sec per lane bidirectional, which for a X16 device means 16 GB/sec, doubling 8 GB/sec on the previous generation.

HDMIFAST HDMI technology

With the introduction of the HD 6000 Series, HDMI 1.4a implementation allows the graphics card to enable Stereo 3D on HDTVs or monitor displays, this same feature is also found on the new HD 7870 royalKnights. Now with the introduction of HDMI support for 4K x 2K displays, the HD 7870 royalKnights is now able to run 4K x 2K displays (max resolution 4096x3112) over HDMI along with being able to support 1080p Stereo 3D at 120fps (60Hz/eye), with the current standard set at 48fps (24Hz/eye).

Multi-Monitor, 21.6 Gbps bandwidth

This graphics card is optimized for AMD Eyefinity™ technology and supports the latest generation of display connectivity.

The graphics card features 2 Mini DisplayPort 1.2 outputs with 21.6 Gbps of bandwidth and high bit rate audio, and features support for by up to six screens simultaneously using AMD Eyefinity™ technology. Mini DisplayPort gives you the flexibility to "Daisy Chain" multiple monitors with a single output and also convert to any desired output. Please refer to Club 3D accessories website for more information.

Outputs

Accessories

CAC-1152To make the package even more attractive, Club 3D is bundling an active adapter for your mini DisplayPort connector. This will make it very simple for you to add up to 3 displays (DVI, HDMI or mini DisplayPort) monitors so you can experience a panoramic view for your multimedia experience or gaming. The Radeon HD 7870 royalKnights is bundled with the CAC-1152.

Recommended adapters (active links)

Mini DisplayPort to Active DVI Single-Link Cable CAC-1152
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable CAC-1101
Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link cable CAC-1100

Protective Caps

Dust can collect inside unused video outputs and Electro-Static-Discharge (ESD) by touching the PCB with bare hands while not grounding yourself can be harmful to a graphic card. To protect against dust and ESD Club 3D provides protective caps on the video outputs, CrossFire connector(s) and PCB goldfinger of the graphic card and can prolong the lifespan of your graphic card by up to 65%.

protective caps

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Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 royalKnights Product Information sheet (EN)

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Specifications

Model

Product Name: Radeon HD 7870 royalKnights
Product Series: Radeon HD 7000
Item Code: CGAX-7876OCF
EAN Code: 8717249411468

Interface

Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0

Chipset

GPU Chipset: 2x Pitcairn XT
GPU Clock: 2x 1050MHz
Stream Processors: 2560 (2x1280)

Multi-GPU

Multi-GPU: Dual CrossFire Ready

Memory

Memory Size: 4096MB (2x2048MB)
Memory Interface: 2x256 BIT
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Clock: 2x4800 MHz

Cooling

Cooling Type: 2x Active Fansink, CoolStream High Performance Cooling Technology

TDP

Idle: 15W
Idle ZCP mode enabled: 3W
Maximum load: 175W
CrossFire Idle: 16W
CrossFire Idle ZCP mode enabled: 3W
CrossFire Maximum load: 280W

3D API

DirectX version: 11.1
OpenGL version: 4.2
OpenCL version: 1.2

Dimensions

Slot Width: 2x 2 Slots
Profile: Standard profile
Card Size: 2x 211 x 122 x 36 mm

Weight

Card Weight: 1146 grams (2x 573 grams)

Output Configuration

DVI: 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 2x Single-Link DVI-D
HDMI: 2x version 1.4a
Mini DisplayPort: 4x version 1.2
HDCP ready: YES
RAMDAC: 400MHz
Maximum Resolution analog: 2048x1536 (via Dual-Link DVI to VGA adapter)
Maximum Resolution Single-Link DVI: 1920x1200
Maximum Resolution Dual-Link DVI: 2560x1600
Maximum Resolution HDMI 1.4a: 4096x3112
Maximum Resolution Mini DP 1.2: 4096x2160
Maximum Outputs simultaneosly: 6

In the package

2x Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 royalKing graphic cards
Club 3D CrossFireX bridge (CAC-CB) interconnect cable
Club 3D knob hanger
Driver & E-Manual CD
Quick install guide

System Requirements

System Requirements

PCI Express® 1.1 based PC or higher with one dual width X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard for each graphic card is required
Minimum of 700 Watt or greater power supply with four 75W 6 pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
Club 3D recommends CSP-D850CB 850 Watt Switching Power Supply
Minimum 2048MB of system memory (4096MB recommended)
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse and a display
DVD playback requires DVD drive and DVD disc
Blu-ray playback requires Blu-ray drive and Blu-ray disc
For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7870 series graphic card, an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one Club 3D CrossFireX™ Interconnect Bridge (Club 3D itemcode: CAC-CB) are required

Operating system support

Microsoft® Windows® 8 32/64-Bit
Microsoft® Windows® 7 32/64-Bit
Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32/64-Bit
Microsoft® Windows® XP 32/64-Bit 

Eyefinity is only supported on Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32/64-Bit and Microsoft® Windows® 7 and 8 32/64-bit Operating Systems 

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