SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD5870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE The SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Vapor-X is based on the latest graphics architecture from the ATI division of AMD, the second generation of GPU to be built in its 40nm process. It supports the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11, and delivers spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects, including over multiple monitors with the new ATI Eyefinity mode. Sporting a new 150GB/s memory interface supporting fifth generation GDDR5 memory and a new architecture with a total of 1600 stream processors and 80 texture units the SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Vapor-X has twice the computing power of the previous generation. With enhanced clock speeds of 870MHz core and 1250MHz (5GHz effective) the SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Vapor-X model is the fastest card in its class, and SAPPHIRE’s World leading Vapor-X technology not only allows the card to run as much as 15 degrees C cooler** and 10dB quieter** than the standard model, it provides additional headroom for performance tuning (overclocking). Vapor-X Cooling Vapor Chamber Technology is based on the same principles as heatpipe technology. A liquid coolant is vaporised at a hot surface, the resulting vapor is condensed at a cold surface then the liquid is returned to the hot surface. The recirculation process is controlled by a patented wick system. SAPPHIRE Vapor-X flattens the whole system into a slim chamber - which in the graphics application is mounted in contact with the surface of the graphics chip.
Features: Vapor-X Cooling Technology Microsoft DirectX® 11 Support ATI Eyefinity Technology(B.C.) ATI Stream Technology(A.E.) Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Accelerate Video Transcoding 40 nm Process Technology Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology 2nd Generation TeraScale Engine Microsoft Windows 7® Support(F.) ATI CrossFireX™ Technology(D.) Enhanced Anisotropic Filtering Accelerated Video Transcoding Display Flexibility, Supports DL-DVI, DP, HDMI and D-Sub HDMI 1.3 Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Support ATI PowerPlay™ Technology8 – Enhanced Support for GDDR5 memory(E.) ATI Avivo™ Technology Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2)(E.) Supports OpenGL 3.1 Remarks: A. ATI Stream Technology Requires Application Support B. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyfinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector
- by David_W @Dec 08, 2009
* I/O Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+DP+HDMI, Triple Display Support
* Core Clock: 870 MHz
* Memory Clock: Effective 5000 MHz
* PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
* 1024MB /256bit GDDR5 memory interface
* Dual Slot Cooler with Auto Fan Control, 2 Ball Bearing
* On-board HDMI, supports HDMI 1.3 with High Bitrate Audio
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This is a great card, blows away my 285GTX 2G card i replaced it with. The cooling is truly superior, the cards fan has never gone higher than low setting even when playing the most demanding games. If your a hardcore PC gamer, you cannot go wrong with this card, plus since it supports all DX versions, you know your gonna have this card for years to come.
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