Looking at the card, it's easy to think that you're looking at a HD 6870 with that more typical cylinder cooler being used here. Sapphire obviously feels it'll be better than the other cooler they used and it will be interesting to see how it goes.
First you've got this HD 6870-like cooler and now you've got two 6-Pin PCI-E power connectors. I really did think for a second that Sapphire sent me the wrong card and that this was a HD 6870. Because the cards are designed by the AIBs themselves and not AMD, they're able to do what they want and Sapphire seem to want to give us a bit more options when it comes to power. It'll be interesting to see how this affects the power draw numbers.
Across the top we've got a single CrossFire connector and the front again looks like a HD 6870 with the Dual Link and Single Link DVI, HDMI port and two Mini DisplayPort connectors.
Just before the review went live Sapphire sent us updated images of the TOXIC card. Youll find them below.
Being part of the TOXIC series, the card of course comes overclocked. Being part of the TOXIC series means it's not normally just a little 10MHz bump as well, and once we fired up GPU-Z we were pretty happy with the numbers that Sapphire offered us.
The core comes in at 820MHz which is a nice bump from the stock 775MHz clock. As for the 1GB of GDDR5, that's gone from 4000MHz QDR to 4400MHz QDR. We should see some nice performance from the card here, so it'll be interesting to see how it compares against a stock HD 6850 as well as a stock HD 6870.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Final Fantasy XIV]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Temperature Test]
- Page 16 [Sound Test]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 19 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 20 [Final Thoughts]
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