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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 2GB Vapor-X Video Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

We look at our first official 2GB HD 5870. What can we expect from the one that comes under the Vapor-X series from Sapphire?

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2010 10:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.

 

Today we'll be looking at the Sapphire model against a number of other cards including the reference designed HD 5870 1GB from HIS, the HD 5970 2GB from Sapphire and the GTX 470 and GTX 480 from NVIDIA and GIGABYTE, respectively.

 

In saying that, Sapphire was smart; because to be honest, you're going to see very little difference between a 1GB and 2GB model. But today you're going to see a difference thanks to the overclock on offer, especially from that extra 75MHz on the core.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

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Straight away we see the overclock gives the model a nice little boost in both the P and X preset under Vantage.

 

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