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Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition

Author:  Jack Wells
Date:  2008.10.27
Topic:  Video
Provider:  Sapphire
Manufacturer:  Sapphire

Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition

Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition



If you’ve owned ATI cards in the past there is a very good chance that card was made by Sapphire.  Sapphire and ATI have worked together for a long time to bring performance cards to the market affordably and the Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition is no exception.  While the price tag isn’t exactly cheap, you’re getting a card that reportedly can compete with the new Nvidia 260/280 series of GPUs.  While ATI has always been terrible at marketing their video cards they definitely have the upper hand in pricing.  It would seem this video card is the perfect choice for the extreme-gamer-on-a-budget.

In this review we’re going to look at the performance of this card in depth and try to decide if this card is worth the price.  We’ll use the latest in pure benchmark tests, and then no video card review is complete without firing up the video games.  We’ll test this card in the latest and greatest video games, to give you real world results+.  First let’s have a look at the official specifications and features.

Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition

Sapphire's Take

"The SAPPHIRE HD 4870 TOXIC Edition features the award winning - and SAPPHIRE exclusive -Vapor-X cooler, SAPPHIRE’s implementation of Vapor Chamber Technology (VCT). This advanced cooling solution is used for the core logic and together with three heatpipes and thermally controlled fan venting outside the case provides more efficient and quieter cooling than competing solutions for this generation of high performance graphics. The SAPPHIRE HD 4870 TOXIC edition ships overclocked out of the box for an immediate high performance graphical or gaming experience, and the advanced hybrid cooling solution provides enthusiasts with further scope for performance tuning."


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