Friday, January 21st 2011

SAPPHIRE Announces HD 6870 TOXIC and Vapor-X Editions

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced a new high performance model in its latest series of graphics cards - the HD 6870 TOXIC Edition with Vapor-X cooler. The SAPPHIRE HD 6870 TOXIC Edition has the same internal architecture as the standard model, with 1120 stream processors and 56 texture processing units, but clock speeds are increased to 970MHz for the core and 1150Mhz (4.6 Gb/sec effective) for the memory giving users a considerable boost in performance. The same SAPPHIRE exclusive cooler will also be offered on a model with the standard clocks of 900MHz core / 1050MHz memoy (4.2Gb/sec effective) – the SAPPHIRE HD 6870 Vapor-X Edition.

The SAPPHIRE exclusive Vapor-X cooler ensures that the card runs quietly and efficiently. Together with other special hardware features including on-board 10-phase power control and SAPPHIRE’s highly efficient, cool running patented second generation Black Diamond chokes this ensures there is a good margin for performance tuning (overclocking) by enthusiast users. SAPPHIRE’s overclocking tool for these models - TriXX - is available for users to download from the SAPPHIRE Select Club – free for SAPPHIRE enthusiasts to join online.

Eyefinity and Eyespeed
The SAPPHIRE HD 6870 TOXIC Edition has the versatile output configuration of two DVI, one HDMI and two mini DisplayPort connectors. Using two of the DVI/HDMI outputs as well as the two DisplayPorts enables this card to support up to four monitors in Eyefinity (SLS) mode. With the release of the DisplayPort v1.2 drivers, it will be also be possible to daisy chain additional DisplayPort v1.2 monitors from each DisplayPort output.

In the HD 6870 TOXIC Edition the third generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) supports MVC (Multi-view Video Coding) for the smooth decoding of Blu-Ray 3D with reduced CPU load as well as other file formats. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported, and HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.4a. This now provides deep colour, enhanced high resolution output for Digital Theatre applications and 3D stereoscopic support as well as 7.1 high bit-rate audio.

The multiple stream processors of the HD 6800 series can be used to accelerate other applications such as video transcoding. The latest generation of web browsers can be GPU accelerated, and this is also supported for enhanced productivity in Microsoft Office 2010.

Second Generation DX11 support
The SAPPHIRE HD 6800 series features the second generation of graphics technology from AMD designed to support all the features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11. The new GPU’s are built in AMD’s 40nm process to deliver high performance with low power consumption. Advanced hardware features include an enhanced Tessellation unit, dedicated HDR Texture compression, multi-threaded communication with system CPU cores, embedded support for many of the DirectCompute 11 instructions, 3D stereoscopic support, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2.

The SAPPHIRE HD 6800 series is supported by AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver which delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 features required for enhanced gaming experiences as well as GPU acceleration of supported applications.

About Vapor-X
SAPPHIRE Technology was the first company to implement cooling for PC graphics cards based on Vapor Chamber Technology and has now implemented it in several successful product series. SAPPHIRE’s Vapor-X cooler technology was first introduced in 2007 with its HD 3870 ATOMIC Edition graphics card and then rolled out to the global market with the successful HD 3870 and HD 4870 TOXIC Editions and the Vapor-X series.

More recently Vapor-X cooling has been used on several highly successful HD 5000 series TOXIC Edition and Vapor-X models for the global market.
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16 Comments on SAPPHIRE Announces HD 6870 TOXIC and Vapor-X Editions

#1
Swamp Monster
I love Toxic and vapor-X models. They always have improved PCB's and quality components. Looks like fan has changed - now it has different shaped blades than before. I would like to see Vapor-X edition of 6970 too.
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#2
Over_Lord
News Editor
FINALLY, so we can expect ATOMIC to hit 1GHz???
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#3
meran
yey i love toxic my 5850 toxic can do 1000mhz core 5300 memory without swet so expect 1100 core from the 6870
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#4
happita
What's the point of all that improved quality components when you can't really OC non-reference cards? Unless Sapphire doesn't cap their OC with limits.
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#5
meran
by: happita
What's the point of all that improved quality components when you can't really OC non-reference cards? Unless Sapphire doesn't cap their OC with limits.
why cant we oc non refrernce cards sapphere have trixx utillity now u can change voltages with it;):toast:
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#6
_JP_
I like the the base custom-designed more. Also, what's with the fake screw near the backplate? :confused: At least make it chromed like the end of the card.
by: Swamp Monster
I love Toxic and vapor-X models. They always have improved PCB's and quality components. Looks like fan has changed - now it has different shaped blades than before. I would like to see Vapor-X edition of 6970 too.
That fan is already present on my HD 5770 and the heatsink is very similar, same two 8mm pipes, same design, might be longer, though. IIRC, the fan and heatsink were on the HD4890 TOXIC too. But the fan is good, very efficient at keeping my 5770 at 55ºC.
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#7
johnnyfiive
Nice! Most ref 6870 will do above 1GHz core no problem, my pair 1050+, so this beast should be capable of 1100+ no doubt!
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#8
HXL492
What ever happened to those black 'diamond' chokes that Sapphire used with the 48xx series?
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Swamp Monster
by: HXL492
What ever happened to those black 'diamond' chokes that Sapphire used with the 48xx series?
This uses second generation Black diamond chokes, it's in the article;)
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#10
AlienIsGOD
I really wish Trixx would be expanded to HD4K and 5K cards.........................
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#11
pantherx12
Think this will be the "stock" card to get, really started to like saphire after the last few cards I've overclocked from them.
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#12
meran
by: AlienIsGOD
I really wish Trixx would be expanded to HD4K and 5K cards.........................
sapphere 58xx are supported in trixx:toast:
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#13
AlienIsGOD
I had Trixx back in its original form in the early 2000's, it came with my Radeon 9600 Pro.
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Divide Overflow
by: meran
sapphere 58xx are supported in trixx:toast:
Any idea on where to get Trixx? It only seems to be available from Sapphire if you have a 68xx or 69xx series card registered with them.

I wouldn't mind checking it out on my Vapor-X 5870.
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pantherx12
by: Divide Overflow
Any idea on where to get Trixx? It only seems to be available from Sapphire if you have a 68xx or 69xx series card registered with them.

I wouldn't mind checking it out on my Vapor-X 5870.
That's the only place to get it, unless say someone with a 6k card mistakenly sent you the file.

Not sure if it supports voltage change on your card or not mind you.
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#16
meran
by: Divide Overflow
Any idea on where to get Trixx? It only seems to be available from Sapphire if you have a 68xx or 69xx series card registered with them.

I wouldn't mind checking it out on my Vapor-X 5870.
you are the lucky one i downloaded it from tpu here

Sapphire TriXX Beta Up..... - Page 3

i want some 1000+core pictures;)
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