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.
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.
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.
Summary: Come confermato dalle nostre prove, la Vapor-X offre prestazioni leggermente superiori alla scheda reference grazie alle frequenze di funzionamento maggiori, non è però questa caratteristica che dovrebbe spingere un potenziale acquirente a comprare questa scheda video,
ma il miglior sistema di raffreddamento che, oltre alle migliori performance, garantisce un ottimo comfort acustico.