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Sapphire Atomic Radeon HD4870 X2 2048MB Graphics Card
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: Sapphire
Source: Sapphire
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Sapphire Atomic Radeon HD4870 X2 2048MB Graphics Card
December 18, 2008

Installation:

A system with the following components was used to test the Sapphire Atomic Radeon HD4870 X2 2048MB graphics card:

ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution X48 ATX motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 dual core processor (at 3.2GHz)
G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600 Pi Series dual channel memory kit (at 1600MHz and 7-7-7-18)
Maxtor MaxLine III 250GB SATA 3Gbps hard drive
TSST Super WriteMaster optical drive
Nesteq EECS 700 Watt ultra quiet power supply


While it was not installed into a case for testing, it was mounted to the removable motherboard tray from an Ultra Products case. The images below take a look at what the installation looked like.

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The tubing is adequately long enough to reach the exhaust fan location in this setup, but I don't know if it would reach all that much farther. Mounting the radiator to the inside of the roof of a case might be a stretch, particularly in anything larger than a mid-tower case. The tubing seems to be sized just right, except for the one that goes from the graphics card to the radiator, which seems relatively much longer.

The tubing is able to bend to fit nicely, but I wouldn't actually call it flexible. I found that it would kink if bent too hard, and it would stay like that unless I smoothed it out manually. It seems like there is just a ribbed sleeve over an inner tube, but no matter what it is constructed of, you need to make sure there are smooth bends in the tubing before completing your installation.

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The CPU cooler installation is quite easy on an Intel LGA 775 motherboard. Many enthusiasts may dislike the push-pin design, but it couldn't be simpler, and holds well enough. There is plenty of clearance around the CPU socket with this cooler installed, and overall I think the installation looks neat and ready for some serious action.

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