With NVIDIA’s GTX 660 and GTX 560 cards soon to enter the market at the sub $250 segment it is sure going to make things a bit messy, especially with competitive pricing between NVIDIA partners. Expecting these news cards to flow into the marketplace AMD will be dropping prices on their HD 7000 Series cards to make the cards more appealing to the mid-range crowd, who are looking to get the best bang for their buck. The prices are as follows…
AMD’s 7000 series is made up of 3 segments. Starting with the flagship 7900 which are the high-end cards. Then we have the 7700 series which has budget gamers in mind. Finally we have the 7800 series which sits right in the middle to hit the sweet spot between cost and performance. The 7800 series has 2 cards the 7850 and the 7870, today we are taking a look at the 7850. Not just any 7850 though, the 7850 Overclocked Edition from Sapphire. This card really makes the sweet spot even sweeter with a factory overclock moving the core up to 920MHz and the memory up to 1250MHz. Sapphire has also added their popular Dual-X cooler for better cooling performance. Read on to see what this card is all about.
It has been quite a while since we have done an unboxing video of a video card! Well our friends at Sapphire have sent us their new Radeon HD 7850 Overclocked Edition 2GB Video Card! Just as the name says this video card is overclocked having a core clock of 920MHz over the stock 860MHz. The memory is overclocked too moving up to 1250MHz from the stock 1200MHz on reference cards. Sapphire has also outfitted the card with their custom Dual-X cooling solution. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
AMD’s Eyefinity Technology, have you heard of it? I’m sure you have, it’s what powers those multi-display setups that you’ve seen before. These multi-display setups give you massive desktop work-spaces and immersive gaming environments. The thing about getting Eyefinity setup is it can be difficult and confusing, especially if you don’t have the right displays off the bat. To make things easier Sapphire has come out with the FleX series of cards. Each FleX card allows you to plug in and run 3 monitors simultaneously from a single card. Today we will be taking a look at their low-cost solution the Radeon HD6450 FleX Edition.
Our first post-CES unboxing video! Today we will be unboxing the Sapphire Radeon HD6450 FleX Edition Video Card. This low-cost and low-profile video card is perfect for your small PC or home theater PC setup. Since it is part of Sapphire’s FleX series of video cards it supports AMD’s Eyefinity right out of the box. The card also features 1GB of DDR3 running at 1600MHz, a 625MHz core clock and includes a low-profile bracket for small cases. Read on to check out our unboxing video!
With the recent release of DiRT 3 AMD announced that it would be packing the game with select video cards. Of course Sapphire’s Radeon HD 6950 was one of those cards. From a technical standpoint the Radeon HD 6950 is basically the same card as the original card we reviewed back in December, except Sapphire has improved the cooling solution. They have increased the size of the cooling surface, added 5 copper heatpipes, and finally added a second fan. All of this plus the free game makes this the definite choice when it comes to deciding which Radeon HD 6950 to get. Read on to check out our review!
Today we will be taking a look at a $100 video card that sits between the Barts and Turks chipsets from AMD. This of course fills the gap between the two and makes for a good lower to mid-range card that will get you in to the DirectX 11 game and provide you with some great features. The card I am talking about is the Radeon HD 6750. The card we received from Sapphire is identical to the reference AMD version so it has a core clock of 700 MHz, memory clock of 1150 MHz, 720 stream processors, and support for up to 5 displays. Let’s check it out!
When it comes to video cards the entry level segment is not something many people who visit this site might be interested in but for both AMD and NVIDIA it is a very crucial segment that brings in a lot of money. Last week AMD has released 2 new cards in to the entry-level segment that have completely new GPU’s based on the HD 6800 series Barts architecture. These 2 cards are effectively replacements for the HD 5770 and HD 5670 cards. Both cards have increased clock speeds and added stream processors over the previously mentioned cards. Today we will be taking a look at the Radeon HD 6570 512MB video card.
I’m sure many of you remember AMD’s 5800 series of video cards, they were the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11. It has been quite some time since their original introduction and Sapphire has decided to relaunch the series with the HD 5850 Xtreme and the HD 5830 Xtreme. Today we will be taking a look at the HD 5830 Xtreme which features 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units, an 800 MHz core clock and 1GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s check it out!
Just last week we got our first look at NVIDIA’s GTX 580 based on the GF110 GPU. NVIDIA went back and made some changes to not only make the new cards faster, but for them to consume less power and run cooler. While everyone has been excited about the GF110 GPU and the 2 new cards from NVIDIA we all expected AMD to come back with something before the end of the year and they have with Cayman. Cayman is the codename for AMD’s new GPU design. With this new GPU design they have released 2 cards the HD 6970, which is of course the high-end card and the HD 6950 is the mid-range card designed to fit in the $300 segment. Today we will be taking a look at the Radeon HD 6950 from Sapphire that features a dual graphics engine, 2GB of GDDR5 and 88 texture units.