Sapphire Intros the TOXIC and Vapor-X HD 5850 Cards

"Sapphire Technology recently launched two new graphics cards – the Sapphire HD 5850 TOXIC Edition and the Sapphire HD 5850 Vapor-X. "

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Sapphire Technology recently launched two new graphics cards – the Sapphire HD 5850 TOXIC Edition and the Sapphire HD 5850 Vapor-X. Both cards bring together the manufacturer’s highly acclaimed Vapor-X cooling technology and the much in demand HD 5000 series graphics architecture.

Both new graphics cards carry the latest 40nm graphics architecture from ATI clubbed with a Sapphire original design. In terms of processors, both cards work at 1440 stream and have 72 texture units for top-of-the-line performance. DirectX 11 support gives the cards unparalleled clarity in video, while boosting visual effects and processing speeds.

The Sapphire HD 5850 TOXIC Edition has been designed for the enthusiast crowd and comes pre-overclocked core at 765MHz and 1125MHz memory. The HD 5850 Vapor-X model has also been factory overclocked to 735MHz and comes with a memory speed of 1050MHz. The inclusion of Sapphire’s Vapor-X technology means both cards work at nearly 15o C lower temperatures than the reference card. The superior technology also means the cards are a lot quieter than the reference version and also retain their ability to be further overclocked.

The Sapphire HD 5850 TOXIC Edition and the Sapphire HD 5850 Vapor-X cards open up new levels of detail, transparency, and lightning effects in games and applications that use the newer DirectX 11technology. While superior in performance, neither card is power hungry and the average power consumption remains nicely below 160W. Sapphire has added Dynamic Power Management to the cards, which means they hog less than 30W of power when in idle mode.

On-board Unified Video Decoder hardware allows both cards to smoothly decode Blu-ray and HD DVD streams without putting any pressure on the CPU. Sapphire has also upgraded the UVD to enable simultaneous decoding of two 1080p HD video streams. The built-in HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Both graphics cards also feature the new ATI Eyefinity module, which means that each card can display images on multiple monitors simultaneously. To be specific, these new cards have the ability to support up to three monitors each through their two Dual-link DVI connectors and the HDMI and DisplayPort.

While Sapphire will be shipping the cards out to retailers shortly, the exact pricing of the cards is not yet known.

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06-02-2010, 04:06:09

PP Mguire
Ive got 3tb filled up and i need more 2tbs.

2tb drive filled with Bluray rips. They take up alot of space.

06-02-2010, 08:57:40

mayhem
Cool i could do with one of them for all my roms. Save having masses of hard drives scatterd all over the place. my only thing would be if it died .. i would cry.

06-02-2010, 09:41:59

ppuff

Cool i could do with one of them for all my roms. Save having masses of hard drives scatterd all over the place. my only thing would be if it died .. i would cry.


Yeah, 10TB is a ton to lose all at once and I think I would cry too. I would probably back up my 10TB drive with masses of other drives and defeat the whole purpose of owning one to begin with.

06-02-2010, 15:37:05

alexhull24
I find 1TB enough for the time being. I don't pirate stuff (with darn good reason guys), but I do record a lot of shows from TV and watch them at a later date. I have a dedicated HTPC with a 1TB for this, and it's usually filled up 800GB or so with about equal adding/deleting rate.

I think if I installed all of my games on my gaming rig, they may well be more than 1TB.

06-02-2010, 17:46:05

killablade
This thing will be costly:p
I'm still using a slow Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB drive and I have to delete stuff all the time :(
ME NEEDZ MONEY!!!! :p:p

07-02-2010, 13:29:06

alexhull24
Hope you've updated your firmware on that 7200.11! If it's not on the latest you could risk losing your data. Lots of people had that problem last year.

07-02-2010, 17:24:53

killablade

Hope you've updated your firmware on that 7200.11! If it's not on the latest you could risk losing your data. Lots of people had that problem last year.



Update firmware? WHAT?!?! I never did that =/
Will I lose my data if I update the firmware?
Also, maybe it came with new firmware.... I got the HDD in Q3 2009, it came in a FSC Amilo Li system. The HDD + the CPU are all that's left from that system xD

08-02-2010, 10:35:47

Nushibo
10tb = alot of pron xD, lol i dont even kno what i would do with all of that sept movies, and games, but i agree i would cry if 10 tb of my stuff just disapeared.

08-02-2010, 12:23:23

alexhull24

Update firmware? WHAT?!?! I never did that =/
Will I lose my data if I update the firmware?
Also, maybe it came with new firmware.... I got the HDD in Q3 2009, it came in a FSC Amilo Li system. The HDD + the CPU are all that's left from that system xD



Check the drives details on the Seagate site, that's probably the best way to know. Q3 2009 may be after they implemented the new firmware (I think it is), but you never know what stock has been lying around where you bought it.

08-02-2010, 13:45:57

I Hunta x
so need the extra space like this, hate multiple drives, managed to free up 800gb of old dvd rips i made, but ill probably rip some of my older films i wana watch again and fill up 250gb again over the next week or so
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