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Written by Hanners   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 00:00
Article Index
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB video card review
Radeon HD 5800 architecture
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X
Test setup, synthetic benchmarks
Fallout 3, ET:QW
Left 4 Dead, Crysis
Battleforge, HAWX
Far Cry 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum
Overclocking, video playback
Power, temperature, noise
Conclusions

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB video card review

Although it might sound like the beginning of a terrible pun, we've been fans of Sapphire's Vapor-X cooling solutions even since their inception and introduction, and over recent generations the ATI graphics AIB giant has been tweaking and refining their vapour chamber cooling technology, putting it to great use with many of AMD's recent high-end graphics solutions.

No sooner had the dust settled on the Radeon HD 5800 series launch were people asking about the possibility of cards with third-party coolers and factory overclocks, and using the just-mentioned Vapor-X cooling technology Sapphire have managed to be first out of the gate, bringing some modest overclocks to the current flagship Radeon HD 5870 product while also attempting to offer an even better cooler than the already pretty respectable reference unit offered up as standard.  Do these changes allow the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X to stand out from the pack, and can the company's run of success with their Vapor-X range of products continue?  Let's take this opportunity to find out.


 
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