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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB Vapor-X Review
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 16:04


Core Clock: 870MHz
Memory Clock: 1.25GHz (5GHz effective)
Memory: 1GB GDDR5
Warranty: Two years

With ATI having sewn up the DX11 market up until at least January following the continued delay on the first products based on Nvidia’s Fermi architecture, the Radeon HD 5870 is going to be our high-end card of choice for a while yet – or at least it would be if ATI were actually able to deliver a fraction of the cards to meet demand.

With such poor availability of the 40nm Cypress GPUs most board partners would be forgiven to focus on shipping as many stock cards as possible. But not so Sapphire though, as it has paired ATI’s single GPU powerhouse with its vapour chamber based “Vapor-X” aftermarket coolers to offer something a little different for the more discerning enthusiast.



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