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7 December 2011
Conclusion: Overall the Sapphire 6870 is a great graphics card with plenty of power for what most people do. There are obviously more powerful and more expensive video cards available on the market right now but in nearly all cases they perform only slightly better than the Sapphire 6870. In terms of real world testing through games as well as synthetic benchmarks the Sapphire 6870 performed more than adequately which is is great news for gamers looking to save a little bit of money...
Summary: The Sapphire HD 6870 Toxic is a top performer in its class owing to a sizeable factory OC. Gaming was pushed ~10% higher in frame rates, and transcoding was noticeable quicker than the already powerful stock HD 6870.
The HD 6870 is a very powerful GPU in its stock configuration, so much so that one would definitely have to say that it is a bit of an overachiever in its original target market.
Pros: Excellent 3D Performance and Frame Rates, 3D Stereoscopic Capable, Eyefinity Support For Up To 6 Monitors, Excellent Crossfire-X Scaling, Vapor-X Provides Excellent Cooling and Remains Near Silent Even Under Extreme Gaming, High Factory Overclock, Outstanding Price/Performance Ratio, Top Notch Customer Service and Support From Sapphire, Nicely Designed Shroud For Better In Case Aesthetics.
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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 review: Triple monitors on a budget
23 February 2011
Conclusion: For anyone that is looking to upgrade their workstation desktop to have three or more monitors, the SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 6870 makes a superb choice. With the FleX solution SAPPHIRE has created, this has become a very affordable setup that can bring together three DVI displays rather than needing DisplayPort monitors or adapters that Eyefinity normally requires for three-display setups.
Pros: Affordable way to set up a three or more display system, Extremely fast and intuitive setup via AMD Catalyst and Eyefinity, FleX solution allows for a triple DVI display setup right out of the box, Games designed to work with Eyefinity setups were a blast to play, Excellent and quiet cooling design
Cons: Large card dimensions may block ports on motherboard, or not fit in smaller cases, As cool as FleX is, active DisplayPort adapters are not terribly expensive, Could be a bit overkill for some users; a cheaper Eyefinity-enabled card may suffice
Excerpt: AMD has been on a roll lately with their video card releases. Last year they released their first DirectX 11 video cards in the form of the Evergreen family of video cards. The high-end last year was taken up by the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850 video cards. These two cards represented the pinnacle of video cards on AMD chips until today.
Sapphire HD6870 Dual Fan Overclock Edition Review (with Dirt 3)
20 September 2011
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × AMD’s HD6870 has risen in popularity in recent months, as prices have continued to drop. Today in the UK you can pick up a Sapphire 1GB HD6870 for £135 inc vat , making an ideal, low cost purchase for gaming at 1080p. Today we are looking at a heavily modified card from Sapphire which is supplied with a proprietary two fan cooling system and custom PCB design.
Excerpt: Not so very long ago, the launch of a new graphics chip family was a truly exciting event in the IT world. A flood of press conferences would be quickly followed up by a set of feverish reviews picking apart every new technological transformation. These days things have rather calmed down, and it's been some years since we've seen a truly remarkable addition to the graphics chip market.
Sapphire HD6870 Toxic Edition Review – the fastest HD6870 available?
1 February 2011
Excerpt: 5 Flares 5 Flares × Sapphire have a well earned reputation as one of AMD’s finest partners. Their Vapor X and Toxic Edition cards command a small price premium while offering significant advantages in all key areas. Today we are looking at the as yet unreleased HD6870 Toxic Edition with custom Vapor-X cooler and ‘out of the box’ clock enhancements.