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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB Vapor-X Review

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gavomatic57 1st December 2009, 08:34 Quote
I take it they haven't got a 5870 folding yet then?
SchizoFrog 1st December 2009, 08:47 Quote
From the scores I would guess that 2x 5770 in crossfire would be around the same performance or even beat it and still save you the best part of £100.

But as I tnd to upgrade my GPU only every couple of years or even longer, I think I would still wait an extra few months to see what nVidia brings to the party.
Xir 1st December 2009, 08:59 Quote
Good to see at least one boardpartner offers alternate, quieter (and superior) cooling.
Well worth getting (if you get the one that's only 11pounds more)

2x5770...yeah maybe, but a single core setup will work for you in every game, while crossfire (or SLI really) is selective.
DragunovHUN 1st December 2009, 09:12 Quote
Love the look of that cooler, if i wasn't afraid of ATi cards i'd consider buying one of these.
mi1ez 1st December 2009, 09:33 Quote
Where's the Sapphire on the WaW graphs?!
SchizoFrog 1st December 2009, 09:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Good to see at least one boardpartner offers alternate, quieter (and superior) cooling.
Well worth getting (if you get the one that's only 11pounds more)

2x5770...yeah maybe, but a single core setup will work for you in every game, while crossfire (or SLI really) is selective.

I totally agree... I find it beyond reason to spend anything over £150 on a GPU as games just don't need it at 16x10, which is the native res of my 22" and a single decent GPU would most likely be the way I would go.
Unknownsock 1st December 2009, 10:22 Quote
Amazing price for these, that shop just happens to be up the road from me also!
Baz 1st December 2009, 10:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
Where's the Sapphire on the WaW graphs?!

whoops - fixed!
Jipa 1st December 2009, 10:45 Quote
If only the cards actually existed. The fastest GPU one can buy right now off the shelf is something like 5750... Sigh.
[USRF]Obiwan 1st December 2009, 11:38 Quote
I have a request. Is it possible to make some benchmarks on a AMD configuration. Not everyone can afford a top of the line Intel I7 rig see. It would be nice for the middle man among us to see how it hold up on this.
law99 1st December 2009, 11:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
Love the look of that cooler, if i wasn't afraid of ATi cards i'd consider buying one of these.

You're scared of ATi cards? I here they only dangerous when backed into a corner.
law99 1st December 2009, 11:43 Quote
Hear... Sorry everyone. It's not here, it's hear. Move along... Nothing to see here.
dec 1st December 2009, 11:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
Love the look of that cooler, if i wasn't afraid of ATi cards i'd consider buying one of these.

You're scared of ATi cards? I HEAR they only dangerous when backed into a corner.

that is if you can hear this one coming. ATI should have their backs against the wall more often.

does nvidia need some viagara to get their fermi's out? i dont wanna pay $400 for a 5870 =D=
smc8788 1st December 2009, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by dec
does nvidia need some viagara to get their fermi's out?

I lol'd.

In fact, I may have to sig that :D
dolphin-promotions 1st December 2009, 13:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
If only the cards actually existed. The fastest GPU one can buy right now off the shelf is something like 5750... Sigh.

You can get 5770s still.
Elton 1st December 2009, 13:36 Quote
The fastest is the GTX285 and GTX275 that's still in stock.
stonedsurd 1st December 2009, 14:56 Quote
Is the PCB still reference layout, or have they changed that too?
Ross1 1st December 2009, 15:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by stonedsurd
Is the PCB still reference layout, or have they changed that too?

Sapphire: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2009/12/sapphire-radeon-hd-5870-1gb-vapor-x-review/4.jpg
Reference: http://www.xbitlabs.com/misc/picture/?src=/images/video/radeon-hd5870/Photo/5870_back2.jpg&1=1

couldnt find any full frontal shots, but it doesnt look very different to me.
stonedsurd 1st December 2009, 16:42 Quote
Sounds good. It seems these are the only ones that come in stock before disappearing again, so I might grab it when it appears next.
paisa666 1st December 2009, 16:55 Quote
Hey Harry

In the Test Setup page you have mispelled the ATi 5970 as ATi 5890. It needs to get fixed :P

I see the card performs really good, at least better than a stock one.
d1ck0 1st December 2009, 18:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]I have a request. Is it possible to make some benchmarks on a AMD configuration. Not everyone can afford a top of the line Intel I7 rig see. It would be nice for the middle man among us to see how it hold up on this.

totally agree , why carnt we have a comparative test of a average users setup ? , now THAT'S real world testing.
smc8788 1st December 2009, 18:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]I have a request. Is it possible to make some benchmarks on a AMD configuration. Not everyone can afford a top of the line Intel I7 rig see. It would be nice for the middle man among us to see how it hold up on this.

totally agree , why carnt we have a comparative test of a average users setup ? , now THAT'S real world testing.

Have you guys not heard of CPU bottlenecking? If they did that then then far more people would complain the results weren't an accurate representation of the performance of the card relative to other cards (which is why you use a consistent test system setup for reviews).
HourBeforeDawn 1st December 2009, 18:49 Quote
I think I might ditch me two water cooled 4870 which I have crossfire issues now and then to a single water cooled 5870.
TWeaK 1st December 2009, 21:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
I think I might ditch me two water cooled 4870 which I have crossfire issues now and then to a single water cooled 5870.

If you're going to watercool then there really isn't much point in getting this card. You'd probably do best with the ASUS 5870 so you can pump up the voltage too - WC should easily dissipate the heat if you get a decent full-cover waterblock.

I'd be interested in this, however £300 for a graphics card is hard to justify. That is, to my girlfriend - otherwise I'd just open my wallet and pledge loyalty to Sapphire!
H2O 1st December 2009, 23:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by dec
that is if you can hear this one coming. ATI should have their backs against the wall more often.

does nvidia need some viagara to get their fermi's out? i dont wanna pay $400 for a 5870 =D=

$400 for a HD5870 will seem like a bargin when Nvidia announces the prices of the GTX360/GTX380/GTX395...
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