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Sapphire HD3870
7.2 out of 10

Sapphire HD3870

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Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Atomic review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: It doesn't seem like that long ago that we used to complain about the lack of variation in graphics boards from ATI's AIB partners, back in the days when factory overclocking such parts was all but outlawed, and custom cooling solutions were equally rare.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
2 June 2008
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for a HD 3870 with a difference, the passively cooled Ultimate Edition from Sapphire aims to satisfy.
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Overall 9

Sapphire Radeon HD3870 Toxic (512Mb DDR4)

28 March 2008
  • Summary: The overall performance of the Sapphire Radeon HD3870 Toxic was very similar to the MSI RX3870, with only the Powercolor slightly in front. It performed without any problems, producing very good scores during all our benchmarks.
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Overall 9

Sapphire HD3870 Atomic Edition

25 January 2008
  • Summary: Sapphire's new Vapor-X cooler is doing a pretty good job at keeping the card cool. During our testing we observed similar temperature levels compared to the HD3870 reference design, which uses a dual-slot cooler.
  • Pros: Single slot cooling!, Great performance, Excellent presentation, metal case, Lots of accessories, Overclocked out of the box, Low power draw, HDMI+HDCP+Audio, PCI-E 2.0 support
  • Cons: No highest end offering from AMD/ATI, High price, Limited additional overclocking
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Overall 9

Sapphire HD3870 512 MB

7 December 2007
  • Summary: While the naming scheme may suggest that the HD 3870 is AMD's new king of the hill, it is not. Certainly the card performs better in some benchmarks than the 2900 XT, but not always. Also a difference of 970 (= 3870-2900) suggests that this is a much faster product.
  • Pros: Solid performance, Low power draw, Affordable, Software bundle included, full version of 3DMark06 Pro!, 256 bit memory interface, DirectX 10.1 Support, PCI-E 2.0 support, HDMI+HDCP+Audio+UVD, CrossFire and CrossFireX capable
  • Cons: Two slot cooling, Still no highest-end card from AMD, Not faster than 8800 GT which is $249 too
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Overall 5

Sapphire HD3870

PC Authority
23 December 2008
  • Summary: Throw more RAM, speed and a whole bunch of software at an older Radeon and this is the result
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