Today we are taking a look at a brand new video card from Sapphire. We have been hearing about the Radeon 7790 over the past few weeks and earlier this year AMD said we would see an HD 8000 series towards the end of the year and they would be refreshing their HD 7000 lineup with new chips. The HD 7790 is the first card that is part of this refresh, based on the brand new “Bonaire” 28nm graphics processor. The Bonaire graphics processor is based off of AMD’s graphics core next (GCN) architecture and features 896 stream processors. We are looking at Sapphire’s version, which is the HD 7790 OC with Dual-X. The Dual-X is for Sapphire’s own unique cooling system on the card. This card features a 1075MHz core clock, 1GB of GDDR5 memory and has dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connections. This card is setup to compete directly with Nvidia’s GTX 650 Ti. Read on as we take a look…
Here are some of the first photos of the Sapphire HD 7790 Dual-X. This is Sapphire’s premium offering based on AMD’s new GPU. This dual slot card features Sapphire’s in-house PCB and cooler designs. As you can see from the photos the PCB and shroud are both black. The cooler is made up of an aluminum fin stack design, which is ventilated by a pair of 80mm fans. The card is powered by a single 6pin PCIe connector and outputs include a pair of DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort.
Club 3D unveils today its brand new Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard graphic card, the new premium graphic card of the acclaimed Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 Poker Series. The Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard graphic card features the highly awarded CoolStream high performance cooling design, a Limited Edition of the Radeon HD 7870 GPU powered by 1536 Stream Processors and the memory running at an amazing clock speed of 6000 MHz. Prepare to be blown away by the incredible speed of the Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard in the hottest DirectX 11 and DirectX 11.1 games and Microsoft Windows 8 WDDM 1.2. Experience amazing graphics with Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA 2.0) and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing technologies that help smooth out jagged edges without compromising performance.
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!
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