Items tagged with Toxic

Sapphire today announced its HD 6950 Toxic Edition graphics card, calling it "the fastest production card in its class." To back up that claim, Sapphire set the graphics engine at 880MHz and the 2GB of onboard memory at 1330MHz for an effecitive 5.2Gb/s of bandwidth. According to Sapphire, it took more than ordinary reference parts to make it's the Toxic Edition card the fastest HD 6950 out there. "This has been achieved by building the card on a high specification PCB with digital VRMs for excellent power regulation and 8+6 pin power connectors," Sapphire explains. "It has a high performance cooler... Read more...
When we're asked by readers for hardware advice, one of the most popular topics involves the graphics card.  With a myriad of options out there covering the price and performance spectrum, it's not always a cut and dried answer.  First, we need to consider the person's budget requirements, then assess the rest of their hardware to see what best fits their situation.  It's not simply a matter of buying the most expensive card one can afford.  We wish it were that simple.  In the end, it all comes down to a balancing act between price, performance, and user's... Read more...
Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate a somewhat unique Radeon-based graphics card, the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512MB Toxic.  Unlike most reference 3870 cards, the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512MB Toxic differs from ATI’s reference design and features higher GPU and memory speeds, a fancy single-slot cooling solution that leverages Microloops’ Vapor-X technology, and it has one of the better retail bundles we have seen in quite  a while too.  Come... Read more...
SAPPHIRE HD 3870 goes TOXIC!Exclusive Vapor-X cooler gives performance boost SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced global availability of its exciting new HD 3870 TOXIC edition high performance graphics accelerator. The SAPPHIRE HD 3870 TOXIC version features the award winning - and SAPPHIRE exclusive -Vapor-X single slot cooler, SAPPHIRE’s implementation of Vapour Chamber Technology (VCT). This advanced cooling solution provides more efficient and quieter cooling allowing the TOXIC edition to ship overclocked out of the box, and to allow enthusiasts even more scope for performance tuning. The... Read more...
Brent from [H] has taken a look at one of the few factory-overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX cards currently available, the liquid cooled Sappire Toxic Radeon X1900 XTX. We took a look at this card back in April when Sapphire was still calling it the "Blizzard".  We ended up being impressed by the card and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It looks like all these months later, the crew at [H] were equally impressed. "We are glad Sapphire is stepping out of the mainstream and giving end users another option with high-end graphics. This is the first factory overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX... Read more...
Geoff Gasior over at the Tech Report took a look at Sapphire's water cooled Toxic X1900 XTX. This all-in-one solution is actually made up of two parts; the video card and waterblock, and the watercooling assembly. They stripped away the sticker covering Sapphire's watercooling assembly to reveal it's guts. What they find is a rather striking contraption that will look great in any mod box. "They say that some things are better left up to the imagination, but the Toxic's internals are not. The cooler looks much better naked, where it reveals its radiator,... Read more...
**Update: Sapphire re-branded this product the Toxic Radon X1900 XTX after our review was published. Sapphire has been one of ATI's premier board partners for quite some time now. Their products tend to be very similar to those available directly from ATI themselves, but Sapphire does take additional steps to differentiate their offerings with unique accessory and software bundles, and occasionally unique cooling solutions. In the past, we've reviewed a couple of Sapphire's passively cooled "Ultimate Edition" cards and have also evaluated a few products in their "Toxic"... Read more...
Hello HotHardware Fans! And Happy St. Patrick's day! Just in case you've jumped right to the news and missed the fresh link at the top of the main page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Sapphire's Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128. This is a PCI Express based Radeon X700 Pro with an interesting bundle, and an oversized, near silent cooler. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
  When shopping for a new video card, naturally, we all want the fastest card available performance wise.  However, many simply can't justify the price that some high-end cards currently command.  With many premium models now selling for more than $500, gamers on a budget often need to focus their efforts on finding a good, mid-range 3D graphics solution. When we look at the mid-range graphics card market, ATI's Radeon X700 is a popular model that fits the needs of many gamers quite well.  It's got a good feature set, and it won't break the bank.  Today, we are going to... Read more...
Welcome back everyone!  It's your friendly neighborhood Italian checking-in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Sapphire's Toxic X800 Pro. This oversized video card sports some major cooling, ships with a utility to dynamically overclock the on-board RAM, and has one of the best bundles we've seen in quite a while. Click here to take a look...... Read more...
With all of our recent articles concerning NVIDIA's latest round of products, it seemed as if our analysis in the graphics space was getting a bit lop-sided.  Today, we're aiming to change that with a new card from Sapphire, dubbed the Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro ViVo.  This card alone could make up for some of the new mid range Radeon's missing fanfare.  From the shiny metallic alien-adorned box to the exotic looking card within, this product is definitely an eye-catcher.  Based on the Radeon X800 Pro VPU, the Toxic X800 Pro is a complete solution for both performance users and... Read more...
Good morning friends, NJ here with your AM news update.  The Juice Fairy was very kind to us last night, so we have quite the variety of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in; you are going to be here for a while ;)  Sapphire Radeon Toxic X800 Pro VIVO Review @ GotApex "The fan that gave the boot to Zalman is the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer 4, in Blind Your Mother Orange. This is a larger set up than found on the older IceQ 9800 card, but about as silent in actual operation. It's also lighter than the Ultimate cards, and I found it's mounting... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  After a tremendously long day at work, I am SO ready for some shuteye.  However, before I hit-up the Sandman for some sleepy dust, let's take a few minutes to see what has happened outside the HH box since our last update...  Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro Review @ AMD Zone "Earlier in the spring, Nvidia and ATI updated their product line with their X800 and 6800 product lines showing a massive leap in performance from the pervious generation of cards. With some time since then, most vendors have had their cards based off those reference designs... Read more...