Excerpt: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 FleX Video Card Review Sapphire Sapphire's Radeon HD 6870 FleX edition addresses one of the main detractors from AMD's Eyefinity technology - the DisplayPort requirement. Initially, an active adapter was required to take the DisplayPort output and add the necessary timing signals for driving a 'legacy' display, such as VGA, HDMI or DVI.
Summary: Sapphire has made a great habit out of taking the AMD Radeon chips one step further. This has been the case with each video card we review from them. In the case of the FleX Edition Radeon HD 6870, we no longer have to venture out to retrieve an active HDMI/DVI to DisplayPort adapter, which can be hard to find locally, and expensive once found. The FleX needs no such adapter as it comes with a DVI to HMDI.
Conclusion: The original HD5770 FleX was good. The latest card to carry the FleX name is even better, thanks to the updated architecture of the HD6870. It performs well, you can set up a three-screen Eyefinity system without a DisplayPort monitor anywhere in sight - and oh... it's very, very quiet.
Excerpt: When I first looked at the HD 5770 FleX I was impressed that Sapphire had taken the time to acknowledge one of the biggest issues with Eyefinity and fix it. The issue we speak of is the need to have a DisplayPort monitor to make use of the technology. For some it's not an issue, especially if you're only on one monitor and you're going to buy three new ones for your setup.
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Flex Edition 1GB DX11 Video Card Review
Hi Tech Legion
3 February 2011
Summary: The Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Flex Edition had an expected performance of a 6870 video card. However, the key point of this card isn't a difference in performance, rather, the ability to use Eyefinity without any extra equipment (i.e. the "Flex").
Sapphire really has a nice video card with the Radeon HD 6870 Flex Edition. The ease of use is just too good to be true. My benchmark setup even deviated from something that would be considered "conventional".
Pros: "Flex" Ability, Ease of Installation, Good Performance, AMD Accelerated Parallel Proccessing Technology, AVIVO, DX11, TriXX Tweak Utility
Excerpt: When KitGuru reviewed Sapphire’s HD5770 Flex Edition last year, it walked away with our top award. It was not only an amazing productivity board, but in a CrossfireX configuration it was capable of reasonable frame rates across three screens. Today we are looking at the new Sapphire HD6870 Flex Edition, a more powerful update in the FleX series.
Sapphire Radeon HD6870 Flex & HD6950 Flex - fleksibilnost na djelu
23 April 2011
Conclusion: - Zaključak - Obje su ove kartice vrlo dobar izbor za igrače željene DX11 hardvera i donose više nego solidne performanse - svaka u svom cjenovnom razredu naravno. Sapphire je kao i uvijek dodao nešto svojeg šarma i kvalitete što se prepoznaje po pakiranju, odličnom bundleu, (kod skupljeg modela je dodatan plus HDMI-to-DVI adapter, zbog kojeg je odmah moguće spojiti tri DVI moitora), kvalitetnom i tihom rashladnom sistemu i ponajviše po činjenici kako na njih možete...
Pros: Općenite performanse, mogućnost spajanja do 5 monitora, mala potrošnja, bundle. Općenite performanse, mogućnost spajanja do 5 monitora, tih i učinkovit rashladni sistem, bogat i potpun bundle.
Cons: Nedostatak HDMI-to-DVI adaptera u bundleu . Trenutno previoska cijena.
Conclusion: Opis karty Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Flex Edition zaczniemy od tego co w niej jest zwyczajne. Z pewnością będzie to układ graficzny ATI Barts w specyfikacji dla Radeona HD 6870. Układ ten posiada 32 potoki renderingu i 1120 zunifikowanych jednostek przetwarzania. Na karcie Sapphire pracuje on z częstotliwością 900 MHz.