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Monday, 24 January 2011 14:59

Sapphire rolls out its new HD 6870 cards

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Toxic and Vapor-X Editions
Sapphire has announced its latest Toxic and Vapor-X cards based on the HD 6870 Barts GPU. Both cards will use Sapphire's vapor-chamber Vapor-X cooler.

The cards will use Sapphire's own blue PCB with 10-phase VRM and Black Diamond chokes. Specs wise, both cards feature 1120 stream processors, 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface and two DVI, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs. As noted, both cards feature the same vapor-chamber cooler.

While the Vapor-X Edition features stock 900/4200MHz clocks the Toxic Edition ended up with a factory overclock set at 970MHz for the GPU and 4600MHz for memory.

Both cards are already listed in retail/e-tail with a lowest price tag set at €217,56 for the Vapor-X Edition and €222,24 for the Toxic.

You can find them listed here.

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-9 #1 loadwick 2011-01-24 16:03
Looks pretty nice, the Vapor-X cooler always does well but would be nice to see a beefier dual fan version.

What i think all AMD's cards need is a price reduction with the current price to performance of nVidia's GTX460, GTX560, GTX570 and GTX580, they all seems to be a little faster for just a little more (GTX580 being the exception as that is alot more).
 
 
-2 #2 arclight 2011-01-24 21:36
It's just a matter of taste...i just don't like the design they used for this 2 cards....if the cooling is extraordinary good i can get passed the looks....any reviews yet?
 
 
0 #3 dieterD 2011-01-24 22:39
how much is for stock 6950?
u got the point
 
 
-2 #4 loadwick 2011-01-25 00:51
Quoting dieterD:
how much is for stock 6950?
u got the point




Not sure if that was aimed at me and not, and sure whether you were agreeing or disagreeing.

But the 6950 is around the £230 mark, which is exactly what the GTX560 will come in at. But with the 560's core happy to run at 1000mhz its going to be an interesting fight at this price point.

All i was saying is that AMD used to be the better bang/buck but with the exception of maybe 6850 at £130 it would seem nVidia has a better option at or around that price.
 
 
-2 #5 loadwick 2011-01-25 01:41
Quoting dieterD:
how much is for stock 6950?
u got the point




Not sure if that was aimed at me and not, and sure whether you were agreeing or disagreeing.

But the 6950 is around the £230 mark, which is exactly what the GTX560 will come in at. But with the 560's core happy to run at 1000mhz its going to be an interesting fight at this price point.

All i was saying is that AMD used to be the company of choice for bang per buck graphics cards but the latest gen seems to be slightly over priced, with the exception of maybe 6850 at £130 it would seem nVidia has a better option at or around that price.
 
 
+2 #6 mrgerbik 2011-01-25 05:26
Quoting loadwick:
Looks pretty nice,
What i think all AMD's cards need is a price reduction with the current price to performance of nVidia's GTX460, GTX560, GTX570 and GTX580, they all seems to be a little faster for just a little more (GTX580 being the exception as that is alot more).



6870 >= 470 - the 6870 is cheaper
6850 >= 460 1GB - both around the same price (approx 180.00)
the 560 Ti isn't out yet

570 is out of this bracket...

I would love to see price cuts, but I dont see the problem?
 
 
-1 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-25 11:15
AMD just made some price cuts for 6950... not much, but still.
 
 
0 #8 loadwick 2011-01-25 12:29
And as if my magic....

http://www.techpowerup.com/139121/AMD-Slashes-Prices-of-Radeon-HD-6800-and-HD-6900-Series-Products.html

That might have been what you were talking about Bl0bb3r.
 
 
0 #9 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-25 21:47
In addition to mrgerbik post... I should have edited to include 6870 as well.
 

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