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Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

The latest addition of the Vapor-X line is the HD 6870. We check out this variation from Sapphire and give you the low down.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SapphireTech

Introduction

 

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It's been a bit of an AMD love fest lately when it's come to VGA with a lot of HD 6000 series making their way through the doors. It's not all that uncommon, though, as we tend to see a few months after launch companies start to release their different variations of the models that we begin to know and love.

 

Some choose to overclock, others choose to throw a new cooler on it, while some just go all out and do both. Today we're checking out the Vapor-X version of the HD 6870 which is a series we've grown fond of over the years thanks to the superior cooling it's offered over reference cooled cards.

 

With the HD 6000 series running a little warmer than people previously had hoped, it seems like the perfect candidate for a new cooler. So what kind of performance do we get from the card and does the cooler bring with it lower temperature, lower noise, or even both?

 

Well, before we find that out, let's check out the package, the card and then the specifications of the card in hand.

 

The Package

 

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Cable wise we've got a pretty impressive array included. Apart from all the normal stuff we've also got a HDMI cable and mini-DP to DP connector. One of the better AMD card bundles we've seen when it comes to cables.

 

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