AMD's current flagship graphics card is the Radeon HD 3870 X2. It comes with two RV670 GPUs on the PCB that run in CrossFire mode. As you can imagine this setup produces quite a bit of heat.
Sapphire who is one of AMD's biggest board partners has always been looking for innovative and exclusive solutions that will give them an advantage over the competiton. The Sapphire HD 3870 X2 Atomic Edition is just another example of that. It comes with a pre-filled, completely self contained watercooling solution on the graphics card. The additional cooling potential that watercooling offers also allows Sapphire to increase the operating frequency of the card.
Not only the card itself has been pimped out, the package itself screams "premium product" with its huge silver metal case and tons of accessories. Of course all this comes at a price. The Sapphire HD 3870 X2 Atomic Edition retails for around $550 with limited quantities available.
|ATI HD |
|Sapphire HD |
3870 X2 Atomic
|Shader units ||320||320||112||128||128||320 x2 ||320 x2 ||2x 128|
|ROPs||16||16||16||24||16||16 x2 ||16 x2 ||2x 16|
|GPU||RV670||RV670||G92||G80||G92||RV670 x2 ||RV670 x2 ||2x G92|
|Transistors||666M ||666M||754M||681M ||754M ||666M x2 ||666M x2 ||2x 754M |
|Memory Size||256 MB ||512 MB ||512 MB ||768 MB||512 MB||512 MB x2 ||512 MB x2 ||2x 512 MB|
|Memory Bus Width ||256 bit ||256 bit ||256 bit ||384 bit ||256 bit ||256 bit x2 ||256 bit x2 ||2x 256 bit |
|Core Clock||670 MHz ||777 MHz ||600 MHz ||575 MHz ||675 MHz ||825 MHz ||860 MHz ||600 MHz |
|Memory Clock||828 MHz ||1126 MHz ||900 MHz ||900 MHz ||1100 MHz ||900 MHz ||931 MHz ||1000 MHz |