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Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:04 am

Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X, with the configuration of 720 stream processors and 1GB of GDDR5 memory offers users access to the same new generation technology, and full DirectX 11 support found on the more expensive models at a lower price point. The Vapor-X model is also factory overclocked and uses a better cooling solution than the reference design. Read on to see what this budget friendly card is all about.

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The Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750 has a look all its own. Though, looks aren't what the Vapor-X is all about; it's about performance. Using their patent pending Black Diamond Chokes they can offer a card that is 10% cooler and offers 25% more power efficiency than other cards that use the normal chokes. To keep things even cooler this card uses the Vapor-X cooler. A key point for me aside from performance (which the Vapor-X has plenty of) is the noise, or lack thereof. Throughout the testing I never heard a peep out of the fan. The test I was sure I would hear the fan on was the power consumption test. I disabled all the other fans in the system so that they wouldn't fluctuate speed and power, and I still couldn't hear the fan on the Vapor-X while it was set on auto.


Article Title: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:06 pm

Glad to see that over a year later my little GTX 260+ still can hang with the new guys.
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby vicaphit » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:29 pm

I am thinking about getting one of these and start my trek into the ATI field.

How are these for folders? I know ATI is not as good when it comes to folding, but would it be better than my 9600GT? I have noticed some artifacts when playing TF2. I get some crazy spikes shooting out of models sometimes.
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby XstollieX » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:10 pm

I will set it up to fold and let ya know how it does.
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby skier » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:43 pm

vicaphit wrote:I have noticed some artifacts when playing TF2. I get some crazy spikes shooting out of models sometimes.


that's normal :lol:
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby XstollieX » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:03 pm

so far it looks like 2700ppd
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--- Opening Log file [December 23 02:45:11 UTC]


# Windows GPU Console Edition #################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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Launch directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Folding@home\Folding@home-gpu
Arguments: -forcegpu ati_r700

[02:46:00] - Ask before connecting: No
[02:46:00] - User name: XstollieX (Team 38296)
[02:46:00] - User ID not found locally
[02:46:00] + Requesting User ID from server
[02:46:00] - Machine ID: 2
[02:46:00]
[02:46:00] Work directory not found. Creating...
[02:46:00] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[02:46:01] Initialization complete
[02:46:01] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[02:46:01] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:46:01] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:46:01] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.102).
[02:46:01] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[02:46:01] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:46:02] + Closed connections
[02:46:02]
[02:46:02] + Processing work unit
[02:46:02] Core required: FahCore_11.exe
[02:46:02] Core not found.
[02:46:02] - Core is not present or corrupted.
[02:46:02] - Attempting to download new core...
[02:46:02] + Downloading new core: FahCore_11.exe
[02:46:03] + 10240 bytes downloaded
[02:46:04] + 1091180 bytes downloaded
[02:46:04] Verifying core Core_11.fah...
[02:46:04] Signature is VALID
[02:46:04]
[02:46:04] Trying to unzip core FahCore_11.exe
[02:46:04] Decompressed FahCore_11.exe (3203072 bytes) successfully
[02:46:09] + Core successfully engaged
[02:46:14]
[02:46:14] + Processing work unit
[02:46:14] Core required: FahCore_11.exe
[02:46:14] Core found.
[02:46:14] Working on queue slot 01 [December 23 02:46:14 UTC]
[02:46:14] + Working ...
[02:46:14]
[02:46:14] *------------------------------*
[02:46:14] Folding@Home GPU Core - Beta
[02:46:14] Version 1.24 (Mon Feb 9 11:00:12 PST 2009)
[02:46:14]
[02:46:14] Compiler  : Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.50727.762 for 80x86
[02:46:14] Build host: amoeba
[02:46:14] Board Type: AMD
[02:46:14] Core      :
[02:46:14] Preparing to commence simulation
[02:46:14] - Looking at optimizations...
[02:46:14] - Created dyn
[02:46:14] - Files status OK
[02:46:14] - Expanded 70211 -> 360060 (decompressed 512.8 percent)
[02:46:14] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=70211 data_size=360060, decompressed_data_size=360060 diff=0
[02:46:14] - Digital signature verified
[02:46:14]
[02:46:14] Project: 5742 (Run 4, Clone 27, Gen 748)
[02:46:14]
[02:46:14] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[02:46:14] Entering M.D.
[02:46:20] Tpr hash work/wudata_01.tpr:  1298057242 116174673 4215456084 3599789601 3169292912
[02:46:21] Working on Protein
[02:46:21] Client config found, loading data.
[02:46:21] Starting GUI Server

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [December 23 02:51:49 UTC]


# Windows GPU Console Edition #################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Folding@home\Folding@home-gpu
Arguments: -forcegpu ati_r700

[02:51:49] - Ask before connecting: No
[02:51:49] - User name: XstollieX (Team 38296)
[02:51:49] - User ID: 4A535D440816D16F
[02:51:49] - Machine ID: 2
[02:51:49]
[02:51:50] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:51:50] Initialization complete
[02:51:50]
[02:51:50] + Processing work unit
[02:51:50] Core required: FahCore_11.exe
[02:51:50] Core found.
[02:51:50] Working on queue slot 01 [December 23 02:51:50 UTC]
[02:51:50] + Working ...
[02:51:50]
[02:51:50] *------------------------------*
[02:51:50] Folding@Home GPU Core - Beta
[02:51:50] Version 1.24 (Mon Feb 9 11:00:12 PST 2009)
[02:51:50]
[02:51:50] Compiler  : Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.50727.762 for 80x86
[02:51:50] Build host: amoeba
[02:51:50] Board Type: AMD
[02:51:50] Core      :
[02:51:50] Preparing to commence simulation
[02:51:50] - Looking at optimizations...
[02:51:50] - Created dyn
[02:51:50] - Files status OK
[02:51:50] Error: Missing work file=<>
[02:51:50]
[02:51:50] Folding@home Core Shutdown: MISSING_WORK_FILES
[02:51:54] CoreStatus = 74 (116)
[02:51:54] The core could not find the work files specified. Removing from queue
[02:51:54] Deleting current work unit & continuing...
[02:51:58] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[02:51:58] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:51:58] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:51:58] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.102).
[02:51:58] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[02:51:59] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:52:00] + Closed connections
[02:52:05]
[02:52:05] + Processing work unit
[02:52:05] Core required: FahCore_11.exe
[02:52:05] Core found.
[02:52:05] Working on queue slot 02 [December 23 02:52:05 UTC]
[02:52:05] + Working ...
[02:52:05]
[02:52:05] *------------------------------*
[02:52:05] Folding@Home GPU Core - Beta
[02:52:05] Version 1.24 (Mon Feb 9 11:00:12 PST 2009)
[02:52:05]
[02:52:05] Compiler  : Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.50727.762 for 80x86
[02:52:05] Build host: amoeba
[02:52:05] Board Type: AMD
[02:52:05] Core      :
[02:52:05] Preparing to commence simulation
[02:52:05] - Looking at optimizations...
[02:52:05] - Created dyn
[02:52:05] - Files status OK
[02:52:05] - Expanded 70211 -> 360060 (decompressed 512.8 percent)
[02:52:05] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=70211 data_size=360060, decompressed_data_size=360060 diff=0
[02:52:05] - Digital signature verified
[02:52:05]
[02:52:05] Project: 5742 (Run 4, Clone 27, Gen 748)
[02:52:05]
[02:52:05] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[02:52:05] Entering M.D.
[02:52:11] Tpr hash work/wudata_02.tpr:  1298057242 116174673 4215456084 3599789601 3169292912
[02:52:11] Working on Protein
[02:52:11] Client config found, loading data.
[02:52:11] Starting GUI Server
[02:54:19] Completed 1%
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby vicaphit » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:53 am

Maybe I will save up and get something a little stronger in a few months.
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby trucz » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:46 pm

I really like the cooling on this card.
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