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Sapphire HD5870

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Overall 8

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
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Overall 8

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 in CrossFireX: say hello to our little friends

23 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The cost of high-end CrossFireX configurations ensures that dual Radeon HD 5870s remain a pipe dream for many consumers. Nonetheless, the performance is unmistakable, and the card's sheer throughput is backed with the inherent goodness of DirectX 11 compliance - which, as we've stated before, brings its own bag of goodies to boot, including mandated hardware tessellation and the useful DirectCompute shader for GPGPU duties.
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Overall 8

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Cały sekret w tym, że obecnie wszystkie karty Radon HD5870 to konstrukcje referencyjne AMD, odróżniające się od siebie tylko przyklejonym logo producenta. Testowana przez nas karta nosiła markę Sapphire.
  • Pros: Rewelacyjna wydajność, Wsparcie dla DirectX 11, Bardzo niski pobór mocy w spoczynku, Niski pobór mocy w stosunku do wydajności pod obciążeniem, Pozwala na granie w dowolnej rozdzielczości
  • Cons: System chłodzenia głośny przy maksymalnych obrotach
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Overall 9
Value for money 8

Tarjeta gráfica Vapor-X HD5870 1GB GDDR5 PCI

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26 April 2010
  • Excerpt: La diferenciación es la clave en un segmento tan polarizado como el de las tarjetas gráficas, y Sapphire apuesta por un sistema de refrigeración propietario (Vapor-X) que consigue reducir la temperatura de la tarjeta varios grados respecto al diseño de referencia
  • Pros: Diseño propietario que mejora la disipación de calor, Velocidad de reloj por encima de la nominal
  • Cons: La disponibilidad de producto no es muy generalizada
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Overall 8

Sapphire Vapor-X HD5870

14 January 2010
  • Summary: Die Sapphire Vapor-X HD5870 kann in fast jedem Punkt überzeugen. In erster Linie wird natürlich mit der guten Kühlleistung gepunktet, durch den die Grafikkarte leiser und kühler betrieben werden kann. Im Desktop-Betrieb ist sie dadurch fast unhörbar und auch unter Last nur leise wahrnehmbar. Mitgeliefert werden neben standardmäßigen Hardwarekomponenten zudem gleich zwei Spiele des aktuellen Jahres, darunter auch das gerade erst erschienene DiRT 2.
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