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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870

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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 512MB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Despite all of the praise lavished upon AMD's Radeon HD 4870, no graphics board is ever perfect and thus there is always room for improvement somewhere within its design, leaving plenty of room for AIB partners to come along and right any wrongs courtesy of their own board configurations.
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: If I were writing this review when both the Radeon HD 4870 and GeForce GTX 260 were at their original launch prices, then concluding this review would have been simplicity itself, allowing me to hit the save button and go and grab something caffeinated in no time.  Quite simply, with the GeForce GTX 260 priced so much higher than its closest rival, and given the performance metrics of these two boards, the Radeon HD 4870 would have been the card to purchase by a country...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATOMIC 2GB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: As we alluded to in our opening, it's exciting to see that we've now entered a world of plenty when it comes to the differentiation of AMD's graphics products, and it's frequently Sapphire that we look to as the AIB partner at the forefront of such innovations. When we took a look at the Radeon HD 3870 X2 ATOMIC around nine months ago, we were excited to see water cooling on a high-end AMD graphics board, but otherwise underwhelmed by the implementation - The radiator...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 1GB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall, there isn't a really a great deal that  we can say about the 1GB variant of Sapphire's Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC that we didn't already cover in our review of the 512MB model.  From a performance standpoint it simply adds a little extra gloss to the Radeon HD 4870's already excellent performance, much in line with the HIS part we looked at before Christmas, and that gloss helps it to hold its own against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 in pure framerate terms even...
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Sapphire Toxic HD4870

Neoseeker
6 September 2009
Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Construction 10
9.8
Appearance 10
9.5

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic ST-6026

Benchmark Reviews
6 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusions with a summary rating of different product categories. The first is product presentation, which includes the level or information offered and the interest generated by the product packaging. In regards to this limited-edition Atomic graphics product which has historically been relegated to ultra-elite gaming enthusiasts, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic foregoes marketing hype and bullet-point specifications in exchange for an...
  • Pros: Outstanding performance for higher-end games, Supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.1, Twin 800 MHz RV770 GPUs / 2 GB of 1000 MHz GDDR5 vRAM, Self-contained liquid-cooling solution, 1080p Native HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, Whisper-quiet cooling fan under loaded operation, Combines CPU cooling into GPU cooling circuit, Attractive aluminum attaché case and limited edition badge, Supports CrossFireX functionality, Extremely low operating temperatures...
  • Cons: Very expensive limited edition top-performance product, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, High power consumption at idle and load, Lacks available Intel LGA1366 mounting bracket, Heat exchanger could have more threaded mounting points
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 8
8.2
Construction 9
8.8
Functionality 9
8.8
Appearance 9
9.0

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Video Card 100243L

Benchmark Reviews
6 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Presentation is always the first summary I give in each product review conclusion, but ironically this mundane topic seldom provides the same outcome. Sapphire, who I have pointed out once already is at the top of the sex-sells marketing game for the computer industry, offers us a full spectrum of tastes... er, personalities... for their product characters.
  • Pros: Extremely good AA/AF performance for higher-end games, Supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, 750 MHz GPU / 900 MHz GDDR5 vRAM, Features ATI AVIVO Technology, 1080p HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, Quiet fan under normal operation, Introduces new TeraScale Graphics Engine technology, Externally-exhausting cooling solution, Supports CrossFireX functionality, 24x Custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA), 5 GBps PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface, Kit include...
  • Cons: Consumes more power than any other product tested, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Very loud fan noise on random rare occasions, Fragile electronic components are exposed on PCB, Extremely high heat output, very hot at idle
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 8
7.5
Construction 9
9.0
Functionality 10
9.5
Appearance 9
8.8

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Video Card

Benchmark Reviews
6 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusions with a summary rating of different product categories. The first is product presentation, which includes the level or information offered and the interest generated by the product packaging. In regards to Sapphire, which has historically used the 'sex sells' tactic to interest consumers with a sexy looking character (usually ATI's Ruby), the Toxic Edition adorns a different personality.
  • Pros: Outstanding Vapor-X cooling performance, Extremely good AA/AF performance for higher-end games, Supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, 780 MHz GPU / 1000 MHz GDDR5 vRAM, Features ATI AVIVO Technology, 1080p HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, Quiet fan under normal operation, Introduces new TeraScale Graphics Engine technology, Supports CrossFireX functionality, 24x Custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA), Kit includes CrossFireX bridge component
  • Cons: Consumes more power than most other single-GPU products tested, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Fan noise can grow to a noticable level under full load, Exhausts heated air inside the computer case, Does not appear to be sold in North American markets
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Overall 9
9.1
Value for money 8
7.8
Construction 10
9.5
Functionality 10
9.8
Appearance 9
9.0

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card 100251SR

Benchmark Reviews
6 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Presentation is always the first summary I give in each product review conclusion, but ironically this mundane topic seldom provides the same outcome. Sapphire, who I have pointed out once already is at the top of the sex-sells marketing game for the computer industry, offers us a full spectrum of tastes... er, personalities... for their product characters.
  • Pros: Very good AA/AF performance for higher-end games, Supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.1, Twin 750 MHz RV770 GPUs / 2 GB of 900 MHz GDDR5 vRAM, Features ATI AVIVO Technology, 1080p HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, Very quiet fan under normal operation, Introduces new TeraScale Graphics Engine technology, Externally-exhausting cooling solution, Supports CrossFire functionality, 24x Custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA), 5 GBps PCI Express 2.0 graphics int...
  • Cons: Expensive top-performance product, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Consumes more power than any other product tested, Fragile electronic components are exposed on PCB, Extremely high heat output, very hot under full load
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Overall 10
10

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Vapor-X (1Gb GDDR5)

CPU3D
6 April 2009
  • Summary: The cooling performance of this card is out of this world. The fan is practically inaudible with the card in the test rig only a few feet away from me. The temperatures were very low as we've seen and the driver controlling the fan speed does a great job. The Vapor-X cooling has a great benefit for all you overclockers out there. Cooler temperatures usually equate to higher potential overclocks. Again, this rings true with the Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X Edition.
  • Pros: - Vapor-X Cooling, - Native HDMI, - 800 stream processors + 230GB/sec o memory bandwidth, - Black Diamond - Sapphire choke offers 10% cooler and 25% more power efficiancy than normal choke
  • Cons: - Hot competition from the many, many other 4870 cards out there., - Price.
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