Saturday, February 23rd 2008

SAPPHIRE Announces HD 3870 TOXIC

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced global availability of its exciting new HD 3870 TOXIC edition high performance graphics accelerator.

The SAPPHIRE HD 3870 TOXIC version features the award winning - and SAPPHIRE exclusive -Vapor-X single slot cooler, SAPPHIRE’s implementation of Vapour Chamber Technology (VCT). This advanced cooling solution provides more efficient and quieter cooling allowing the TOXIC edition to ship overclocked out of the box, and to allow enthusiasts even more scope for performance tuning. The single slot design allows the use of multiple cards in the latest CrossFireX configurations even where PCI-Express slots are sited closely together.

The SAPPHIRE HD 3870 TOXIC has 512MB of high performance GDDR4 memory, clocked at 1152MHz (2.3GHz effective) and the GPU core is pre-overclocked at 800MHz. Supporting the new CrossFireX technology, two high speed connectors on each card allow 2 (now) and 3 or even 4 graphics cards (with a future driver release) to be daisy-chained together for enhanced performance when installed in a CrossFireX mainboard.

All SAPPHIRE graphics cards in the HD 3000 series incorporate the latest ATI Avivo HD Technology for enhanced Video display and feature a built in UVD (Unified Video decoder) for the hardware accelerated decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, considerably reducing CPU loading. The dedicated HDMI adaptor delivers true audio and video output on a single cable for direct connection to an HDMI ready display.

SAPPHIRE HD 3000 series graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista Premium certified and supported by the ATI Catalyst suite of software, ensuring customers have ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features. Support for DirectX10.1 provides developers with access to enhanced programming techniques and new lighting effects.Source: SAPPHIRE (Word Document), Image: XtremeComputing
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13 Comments on SAPPHIRE Announces HD 3870 TOXIC

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Has anyone tested one of these cards with their VCT cooling? Seeing as its single slot, it doesnt seem to me like it would cool as well as IceQ3 Turbo or even some of Gigabytes Zalman coolers.
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
as long as it beats the stocker :roll:


i think there is a review for one i'll see if i can find it
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#3
Ravenas
by: cdawall
as long as it beats the stocker :roll:


i think there is a review for one i'll see if i can find it
I would really like to see a review for this card :D
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#5
Jimmy 2004
by: WarEagleAU
Has anyone tested one of these cards with their VCT cooling? Seeing as its single slot, it doesnt seem to me like it would cool as well as IceQ3 Turbo or even some of Gigabytes Zalman coolers.
Well it's the same cooler as the Atomic version isn't it (this seems to be a slightly lower spec version of that basically) so there should be plenty of reviews about, including one on TPU?
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#6
eidairaman1
by: Jimmy 2004
Well it's the same cooler as the Atomic version isn't it (this seems to be a slightly lower spec version of that basically) so there should be plenty of reviews about, including one on TPU?
Id be surprised if it overclocks higher than the atomic version.
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#7
Ravenas
So when is this coming out?
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#8
ShadowFold
Im not impressed. My IceQ3 can get my HD 3850 to 817mhz on the core and 947 on the mem(GDD3) and keep it at 43c idle / 55c full load.
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#9
SiXx`
So, let's get all excited for a lower clocked version of the Atomic(which I haven't a damnedest clue where to buy it sames newegg seems to have stopped offering it)...
Honestly, this card doesn't even need a review, just go look at the atomic and remove like 3% overall.
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Wile E
Power User
by: ShadowFold
Im not impressed. My IceQ3 can get my HD 3850 to 817mhz on the core and 947 on the mem(GDD3) and keep it at 43c idle / 55c full load.
Yeah, but this only takes up one slot. Important for people with a lot of add-on cards, or those that want to go Spider.
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#11
happita
Hmmm. I wonder if its worth swapping my single slot sapphire for one of these seeing as though its slightly higher clocked.
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Wile E
Power User
by: happita
Hmmm. I wonder if its worth swapping my single slot sapphire for one of these seeing as though its slightly higher clocked.
Probably not. Just overclock your card to match.
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