Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: Given that all we've seen up until this point is reference-based Radeon HD 5870 boards, it probably goes without saying that Sapphire's Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X is the fastest board of this ilk that we've seen thus far by virtue of being the first factory overclocked offering, using its modest core and memory clock speed boosts to edge it away from the rest of the pack.
Conclusion: To be quite honest, it's hard to know what to say about Sapphire's Radeon HD 5870 that you haven't most likely already figured out for yourself. It's the fastest single GPU graphics board money can buy (and while £300 isn't cheap, it feels worth every penny if you need this much performance) and it has a near-perfect feature set from its plethora of video outputs (complete with AMD Eyefinity support, of course) through to that all-important DirectX 11 functionality.
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 E6 2GB Video Card Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 E6 2GB Video Card Review Sapphire Following on from our recent article on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 2GB edition , today we'll take a look at Sapphire's ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 2GB card. In this article, we'll take a second look at some of the Eyefinity 6 features, then pair it up with our other 5870 E6 card for some Crossfire 2GB action. Join us as we evaluate Sapphire's version of ATI's flagship single GPU product.
Excerpt: I know that so many people don't even have to read what I write today, nor look at the graphs that I make for the simple reason they've already made up their mind on the HD 5870 2GB. So many people out there want a 2GB version of the HD 5870 because it's perceived as having more performance for the simple fact that it's got double the memory.
Asus GTX 480 1.5GB vs Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 5870 2GB
12 May 2010
Summary: Before we examine which of the two cards we think is better, let's talk about prices. The cheapest we could find the Asus listed for was £450 inc VAT, which is competitive with other manufacturers. The Sapphire is available for somewhat cheaper, costing around £415 from the most keenly priced stores. Stocks for both cards are limited to say the least - if you want to own either, you may have to have to wait for a bit.
Pros: - Exclusive Asus Voltage Tweak technology, - The best performance of any single GPU card, - Outstanding for tesselation and compute, - Direct X 11, - Vapor X cooler is much cooler and quieter, - Smaller profile than stock PCB, - Faster clock speeds than reference, - 2GB helps Eyefinity and texture-heavy games, - 7 Months on the 5870 still shines
Cons: - Hot running and power hungry, - Very loud cooler while gaming, - Expensive, - Limited availability, - Performance advantage drops at 2560x1600, - Not a large benefit over the 1GB card, - Bundle isnt impressive, - Limited overclockability
Excerpt: While all Radeon HD 5870 cards are equal, some are more equal than others. With so many Radeon HD 5870 cards to choose from, the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X distinguishes itself by sporting a custom cooler and being factory-overclocked. We take a look at this special Radeon HD 5870 to see what it's made of.
Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with ATI Eyefinity
23 November 2009
Conclusion: Although likely to be viewed as a luxury by most, ATI Eyefinity is an accessible technology that enhances both productivity and gaming for a wide range of users. In productivity terms, a single mid-range GPU such as the Radeon HD 5750 provides excellent multi-monitor capability at around the £85 mark.
Excerpt: There's no denying that competition in the video card market is tough. It's even tougher for companies like HIS and Sapphire who only find themselves working for one side of the heated video card battle. With Sapphire only releasing ATI based cards, it means the company has to start to offer something more than the standard model sooner rather than later.