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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...
Sapphire's showing AMD some love by supporting its A-series Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) platform with the company's new Pure Platinum A75 motherboard. It's a full-size ATX board that makes full use of the A75 chipset and A-series APU. It has four dual-channel memory slots with support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (and up to 32GB "when suitable modules become available), four onboard USB 3.0 ports (two at the rear), four USB 2.0 ports (eight including headers), GbE LAN, Bluetooth, five SATA 6Gbps ports with AHCI and RAID support, and a single SATA 3Gbps port brought out to the rear... Read more...
If you're going to spend upwards of $700 or so on a videocard, you might as well make sure it's the fastest graphics card in the known universe, right? Better look into Sapphire's product line up then, and specifically, the company's new HD 5970 4G TOXIC Edition. With 4GB of GDDR5 memory, Sapphire's newest videocard boasts twice the amount of memory found on standard HD 5970 cards. Clock speeds check in at 900MHz (core) and 4800MHz effective (memory), up from 725MHz and 4000MHz, respectively, on reference specs. But it isn't just the clockspeeds that have been goosed. Sapphire also beefed up the... Read more...
To commemorate the Valentine's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, and a Kingston SSD--among numerous other goodies. The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely fantastic with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a... Read more...
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! In conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower PC, with support from Thermaltake, Gigabyte, Kingston, XtremeGear, and Sapphire, we’ve put together a killer rig to give away to celebrate Valentine's Day! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7-based system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, a Kingston SSD, and an awesome, Thermaltake Element-S case. We promise this machine will be great for all of the gamers out there! And it could be all yours!... Read more...
Competition in the video card market can be pretty cutthroat, particularly when it comes to predicting the whims of the enthusiast market. Companies regularly vie for the title of Largest Pe... Fastest Video Card Available and they're willing to pull out all the stops to take home the crown. Case in point: Sapphire. The manufacturer's latest Radeon 5970 design was on display at CeBIT this year and packing enough firepower to perforate a burro at 20 paces. This new Radstrosity packs 4GB of RAM (2GB per GPU) and cranks up both the GPU and memory clocks. The GPU clock is boosted from 725MHz to 850MHz... Read more...
It's been over half a year since the Radeon 4800 series of graphics cards first arrived, but there are still very much in the limelight. Manufacturers continue to produce new takes on the Radeon 4800 series and there is a 4800 series product aimed at every consumer segment, from low cost reference designs to premium solutions with custom cooling. ASUS and Sapphire are two such manufacturers and they have both recently released new 4800 series products aimed at the higher end performance segment. ASUS recently announced a new line-up of video cards under their Republic of Gamers brand, the Matrix... Read more...
When AMD launched their current generation of Radeon 4800 series graphics cards last summer, they propelled themselves back into the ring against NVIDIA, who had previously been dominating the performance game for a few product cycles. The Radeon 4800 series provided decidedly high-end performance at a comfortable mid-range price that undercut NVIDIA's offerings at the time, forcing them to scramble to compete on price. Since then AMD has fleshed out their product line-up with a plethora of high, mid and low end products, but the original 4850 and 4870 remain extremely popular. (click to enlarge)It's... Read more...
  When AMD launched the Radeon HD 4870 X2 a few months back, the company hinted at the impending release of another, more affordable, dual-GPU powered card aptly named the Radeon HD 4850 X2. Like the more powerful 4870 X2, the 4850 X2 would sport a pair of RV770 GPUs on a single PCB, but on the 4850 X2 they would be clocked somewhat lower and would be linked to more affordable GDDR3 memory.At the time, AMD planned to release the card at a slightly lower price point than the competing GeForce GTX 280, but it took quite a while for the Radeon HD 4850 X2 to finally materialize. When it did arrive,... Read more...
ATOMIC HD 4870 X2 FROM SAPPHIRE IS FASTEST EVER Single slot liquid cooled card breaks all barriers! Bringing the highest levels of graphics and gaming performance ever seen in the PC, SAPPHIRE Technology - the leading innovator of ATI-based graphics solutions - is now introducing the amazing single slot, liquid cooled ATOMIC Edition of its HD 4870 X2. Fastest graphics ever! Featuring a closed loop liquid cooled system, the SAPPHIRE HD 4870 X2 ATOMIC brings workstation class cooling to the PC, enabling faster clock speeds and quieter operation - and delivering the fastest graphics performance ever... Read more...
With the recent run of newer and more affordable graphics cards from ATI, it's almost easy to forget that there's already a sub-$200 frame-rate cruncher called the Radeon HD 4850. Based on the same RV770 chip as the more powerful, yet more expensive HD 4870, the HD 4850 ships with the same 800 stream processors, 40 texture units, and 16 ROPs that have made these cards such hot items. The main area where they differ, other than clock speeds, is in regard to memory. While the HD 4870 ships with high-end GDDR5 memory chips, the HD 4850 finds itself loaded with 512 MB of more mainstream GDDR3. A major... Read more...
With the recent run of newer and more affordable graphics cards from ATI, it's almost easy to forget that there's already a sub-$200 frame-rate cruncher called the Radeon HD 4850.  Based on the same RV770 chip as the more powerful, yet more expensive HD 4870, the HD 4850 ships with the same 800 stream processors, 40 texture units, and 16 ROPs that have made these cards such hot items.  The main area where they differ, other than clock speeds, is in regard to memory.  While the HD 4870 ships with high-end GDDR5 memory chips, the HD 4850 finds itself loaded with 512... 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...
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