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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:13 am
by Apoptosis
**UPDATE** A Full Review on This Graphics Card Has Been Posted Here - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1120/1/

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Product Specification
Oct 26, 2009

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

1. Introduction:
“ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series Graphics - Expand. Accelerate. Dominate.” Prepare to experience a riveting high-definition gaming experience with ATI Radeon™
HD 5800 Series graphics processors.1 Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity
Technology.2 Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC.3 The first to deliver full
support for Microsoft DirectX® 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

2. Features:
1. Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
2. ATI Eyefinity Technology, support up to 3 displays. *
3. ATI Stream technology**
4. Microsoft Windows 7 Support
5. 40nm Process Technology
6. 2nd Generation TeraScale Engine
7. PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
8. Advanced 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
9. HDMI 1.3 support with Deep Color and 7.1 High Bit Rate Audio
10. On chip HDCP Support
11. ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance. (Use up to four discrete cards
with an AMD 790FX based motherboard)
12. ATI Avivo HD Support
13. Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology including memory clocks
14. Dolby® TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio TM Support
*Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyfinity technology and to enable
a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector
**Requires application support for ATI Stream technology

3. System Requirements:
Sapphire HD 5870
– PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
– 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
– Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
– Minimum 1GB of system memory
– Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
– DVD playback requires DVD drive
– Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
– For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required

4. Operation System Support:
Windows XP(32Bit/64Bit); Windows Vista(32Bit/64Bit); Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows 7

5. SKU Feature:
SKU 21161-03
AISC Radeon HD 5870
Bus Interface PCI-E x16 (PCI-E 2.0)
Memory 1024MB / 256-bit GDDR5
Clock Speed 870MHz Eclk / Effective 5000 MHz Mclk
Cooling System Dual slot Fan with auto fan control
Bracket Full Height
Display Support Dual DL-DVI-I
Display Port
HDMI
VGA(Via adaptor)
HDCP Yes
Crossfire Support Native Hardware Crossfire
External Power PCIe Graphic External 2 x 6 pin
Board Power 188Watt(Maximum)
27Watt(Idle)
Accessories Crossfire Interconnect Cable x 1
DVI to VGA Adaptor x 1
6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable x 2
Game Bundle in
21161-03-50R
Battleforge Coupon x 1
Dirt2 Coupon x 1*
*The game Dirt2 is bundled in coupon. End user may download the game on-line by using the coupon
when the game is officially released.

6. Maximum Display Resolution:
- D-Dub(VGA): 2048 x 1536 @85 Hz.
- DL-DVI-I: 2560 x [email protected]
- HDMI:1080P
- Display Port: 2560 x [email protected]
- Eyefinity: 7680 x [email protected]*
*Grouped with 3 monitors supporting resolutions at 2560 x 1600 with one of them supporting Display Port
input.
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Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:05 am
by FZ1
Sweet, did they give a release date?

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:48 pm
by DL13
Very nice. Ya is there a date?

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:04 pm
by CaptChuck
Since you can't find the current HD 5870 card Sapphire makes I don't know if a release date for the NEW version make much difference.............

I've been trying to buy one for two weeks!!

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:24 pm
by Apoptosis
CaptChuck wrote:Since you can't find the current HD 5870 card Sapphire makes I don't know if a release date for the NEW version make much difference.............

I've been trying to buy one for two weeks!!
Yeah it sucks...

Zipzoomfly, Newegg are out of stock, but other e-tailers do have them in stock.

ATACOM.com has them regular Sapphire 5870's in stock - for $394.95. That is still less than what the rumored price hike will be ($399).

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:37 pm
by CaptChuck
WOW!

Apoptosis you must have some kind of magic touch. I looked at atacom and was about to buy one there but decided to look at newegg one more time. AND there was the NEW Sapphire vapor-X card!!
It's on the way, so now I have to decide what the rest of my new build is going to look like. I've decided on the i7-860, so now just have to pick the mobo and memory.

Just wanted you to know you've got some pull somewhere :lol:

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:13 am
by Apoptosis
CaptChuck wrote:WOW!

Apoptosis you must have some kind of magic touch. I looked at atacom and was about to buy one there but decided to look at newegg one more time. AND there was the NEW Sapphire vapor-X card!!
It's on the way, so now I have to decide what the rest of my new build is going to look like. I've decided on the i7-860, so now just have to pick the mobo and memory.

Just wanted you to know you've got some pull somewhere :lol:
You ordered a Vapor-X already? When does it arrive?

I see the Vapor-X for $10 more than a regular Sapphrie 5870 - good price... The Vapor-X is a nice card ;) O:)

Damn NDA's...

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:38 am
by CaptChuck
Well I see they are sold out already. They must be handing these things out 5-10 at a time!!

I haven't gotten a shipping notice yet, but, since I live in Northern California and it's shipping from the Bay Area, I should get it Monday or Tuesday.

Now I've got to get busy building the comp it will be installed in!!

Chuck

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:57 pm
by Apoptosis
You get the card yet?

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:52 pm
by CaptChuck
It's scheduled for delivery 11/4. The rest of my new build should be here by Sat, so.............It'll be a busy weekend!

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:14 am
by Apoptosis
CaptChuck wrote:It's scheduled for delivery 11/4. The rest of my new build should be here by Sat, so.............It'll be a busy weekend!
You'll like it... I posted my review on the card here - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1120/1/

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:15 am
by FZ1
I have my eye on that card too although I'm wondering if I should hold out for the X2 versions.

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:27 pm
by FZ1
It just jumped another $10 in price at the egg.

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:37 pm
by CaptChuck
I guess I was lucky first to find one and then to have gotten it "cheap" :lol:
Supposed to be delivered tomorrow!!

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:33 am
by CaptChuck
OK It's 11:15 PM and I just finished putting the new "puter together!! The Vapor-X (and I guess all of these newer cards...) sure takes up a lot of room! But it sure looks cool!!
Here's a couple of pics:
Just before going in.
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Everything powered and ready to go.
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So...Now a little sleep and I'll fire it up tomorrow.

Chuck

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:37 am
by InspectahACE
nice....is it just me or does that CPU cooler look crooked ?

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:15 am
by CaptChuck
It's not crooked...It's my lack of photography skills!

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:01 pm
by InspectahACE
CaptChuck wrote:It's not crooked...It's my lack of photography skills!
hehe...i knew it was pretty much just me....i typed that at 430 in the a.m lol...

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:58 pm
by Apoptosis
Dude you are so lucky... so far less than 50 have been made in the world... enjoy that card!

Re: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5870 1GB Video Card Pictures and Specs

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:24 pm
by CaptChuck
Only 50 :shock: :shock:
That is AMAZING!
BTW it's running GREAT. <30C at idle and I haven't seen it more than 52C in games so far.

SOOOOOOOOO much quieter and cooler than my 4870 card.
Now I have to update my sig with new computer stats!