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Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD5870 1GB Graphics Card
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: Sapphire
Source: Sapphire
Purchase: Newegg.com
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November 23, 2009

Configuration:

A system with the following components was used for this review:

Intel Core i7 920 quad core processor
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 X58 ATX motherboard (BIOS F6)
G.Skill 6GB PC3-12800 DDR3 triple channel memory (1600MHz, 9-9-9-24)
Maxtor MaxLine III 250GB SATA 3Gbps hard drive
TSST Super WriteMaster optical drive
Nesteq EECS 700 Watt power supply
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit operating system

All tests were conducted in the 64-Bit version of Windows 7 Pro, and the Windows 7 drivers provided in the box were used. The screenshot below provides details regarding the Sapphire Radeon HD5850 1GB graphics card as provided by Techpowerup.com's GPU-Z and the Catalyst Control Center's Overdrive tab.

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The following configurations will be tested against the Vapor-X Radeon HD5870 1GB graphics card in this review...

1x Sapphire Radeon HD5850 1GB stand alone
2x Sapphire Radeon HD5850 1GB CrossFire
1x Sapphire Radeon HD5750 1GB stand alone
2x Sapphire Radeon HD5750 1GB CrossFire
1x Sapphire Radeon HD4890 1GB stand alone

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Testing:

The tests to be executed are detailed in the list below. Each card was run through the following tests, and the system was rebooted between each run.

FutureMark 3DMark Vantage
SiSoftware Sandra Rendering
Heaven v1.0 (DirectX 11)
World in Conflict (DirectX 10)
Crysis (DirectX 10)
Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)
Windows 7 Experience
Thermal Testing
Power Consumption Testing

This list includes a pair of familiar synthetic benchmarks, a new DirectX 11 capable benchmark, three DirectX 10 benchmarks associated with 3D games, a look at the Windows 7 Experience results, some thermal testing, and some power consumption testing.

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