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SAPPHIRE Technology was the first company to implement cooling for PC graphics cards based on Vapor Chamber Technology. Its Vapor-X cooler was introduced in 2007 with its HD 3870 ATOMIC Edition and then rolled out to the global market with the successful TOXIC HD 3870 and HD 4870 series.

Vapor-X - Vapor Chamber Technology is based on the same principles as heatpipe technology. A liquid coolant is vaporised at a hot surface, the resulting vapor is condensed at a cold surface then the liquid is returned to the hot surface. The recirculation process is controlled by a wick system.

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X flattens the whole system into a slim chamber - which in the graphics application is mounted in contact with the surface of the graphics chip. Actualy, the coolant is water - but because the chamber is evacuated to a very low pressure, the vaporisation process occurs at a much lower temperature than normal boiling point. The complex wick arrangement inside the module controls the flow of water and water vapour so that the system can be used in any orientation.

SAPPHIRE Technology was the first company to implement cooling for PC graphics cards based on Vapor Chamber Technology. Vapor Chamber Technology was previously used in blade servers to provide more efficient yet compact cooling. SAPPHIRE?s Vapor-X cooler was introduced in 2007 with its HD 3870 ATOMIC Edition graphics card and then rolled out to the global market with the successful TOXIC HD 3870 and HD 4870 series. Based on the successful experience on TOXIC with Vapor Chamber cooler, SAPPHIRE introduces the new Vapor-X graphics card series to bring an users a silent and efficient cooling solution based on Vapor Chamber technology. With such a efficient cooling system, the Vapor-X series has a more potential in overclocking and longer life expentancy.


Features
- ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPU @ 750MHz
- 2048MB GDDR5 Memory @ 3600MHz
- 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
- Shader Model 4.1
- ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray and HD Video
- Built-in HDMI with 5.1 surround sound support
- On-chip HDCP

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#1
How good is this in relation to the GTX275 and the 4870X2?

Also looks a bit chunky to replace my 8800GT
#2
WOW 2GB that is huge, I wonder whether the 2gb really makes a big difference in igh resolutions. At least you have set my goal now AntiheroUK. Whenever I decide to upgrade my graphics card (8800GT 1GB) I would go for one of these or a superior.

You are really into graphics cards aren't you ? I seen so many of your deals. If you don't mind me asking which one do you have?

Have some heat directly from the center of the SUN
#3
This is REALLY getting stupid.
I always thought it was exaggerated that once you had purchased new hardware newer and better came along :w00t:
I think if anyone's interested in a new gfx card they should think about holding off.
EVERY day on this site people are posting great prices for great cards....................
I dont think there's been such a good time for a GPU upgrade. just confusing the hell out of me which combo to go for :santa::santa::santa:
Great price, very tempting.......but maybe I should xfire 2 4770s :p now, where are those benchmark graphs......................
#4
the only difference it has with the 1gb version is that it has 2gb. :whistling:

performance wise, negligible differences
#5
I like the Vapour-X cooler, but 2Gb on a 4870 card??

I think the 4890 1Gb deal is better I feel at only £10 extra, but no fancy cooler.
#6
asandino
WOW 2GB that is huge, I wonder whether the 2gb really makes a big difference in igh resolutions. At least you have set my goal now AntiheroUK. Whenever I decide to upgrade my graphics card (8800GT 1GB) I would go for one of these or a superior.

You are really into graphics cards aren't you ? I seen so many of your deals. If you don't mind me asking which one do you have?

Have some heat directly from the center of the SUN


I am indeed very much into graphics cards and computer hardware in general.

I had a GTX280 but it went faulty and I got a refund. Went back to my 3870 and have been waiting on a decent card to upgrade to. Have a 4770 on the way, with plans to possibly add a second in Crossfire.

Thanks for the heat :thumbsup:
#7
MrReynolds
This is REALLY getting stupid.
I always thought it was exaggerated that once you had purchased new hardware newer and better came along :w00t:
I think if anyone's interested in a new gfx card they should think about holding off.
EVERY day on this site people are posting great prices for great cards....................
I dont think there's been such a good time for a GPU upgrade. just confusing the hell out of me which combo to go for :santa::santa::santa:
Great price, very tempting.......but maybe I should xfire 2 4770s :p now, where are those benchmark graphs......................


I could not agree more with you. I don't need a graphics card. I have not played on my PC for almost 6 months. I have been so into the XBOX 360 and PS3 and put the PC to the side.

But this graphics card just looks so cool.

A VGA, a HDMI and a DVI port is just perfect for my taste. I think I should get out of this thread right now before I do something crazy
Also the Vapor X tecnology is it any good? Am I right to assume that this card is very quiet?
#8
I couldnt agree more... this site.... costs me so much lol
#9
CROZZA
I couldnt agree more... this site.... costs me so much lol


What can I say. I sold a HIS 3850 PRO for £40 the other day.

Now I am even considering selling my 8800 GT which works perfectly fine and I have no need to sell it. But this vapor thing looks really nice lol.

AntiheroUK tell me something how much is worth a 8800GT PALIT 1GB. The Palit fan is so cool and quiet that I simply love the card. But now look what you are making me think.

I wonder if I could get something like £60 or £70 for my old one then with the other £40 from the 3850 that I sold an upgrade to this one does not look to crazy anymore. :w00t: :w00t:

I better go. Any idea how can I ban a member. I do not want to see any more deal from AntiheroUK please help me. Take my wallet away. lol lol :p
#10
Nice looking card but doesnt appear to offer anything over the 1gb version than the fancy cooler.

According to this review the extra gb of memory is overkill & doesnt affect performance. http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17842&page=11

Still a very good price compared to elsewhere.
#11
for £10 more you can get an HD4890 1GB which is much much much faster, also the GTX 275 can be picked up for £125. Both of those cards are superior to this one...
#12
ryanreece777;5263244
....also the GTX 275 can be picked up for £125.
Hmm, I thought that was a misprice? No?

[COLOR=#123889]EXPIRED - PNY Geforce GTX 275 / 896MB / PCI Express 2.0 / Graphics Card - £124.99 @ Play[/COLOR]
#13
ryanreece777
for £10 more you can get an HD4890 1GB which is much much much faster, also the GTX 275 can be picked up for £125. Both of those cards are superior to this one...


Well I am more into quiet graphics cards than anything else. I rather have this one which looks like is very quiet with this Vapor technology than a 4890 which sounds like an airplane. I suppose we are in a golden era, so everyone can have very good options.
#14
ryanreece777
for £10 more you can get an HD4890 1GB which is much much much faster, also the GTX 275 can be picked up for £125. Both of those cards are superior to this one...


The 4890 isnt much much much faster and you cannot buy a gtx275 for £125
#15
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#16
asandino
Well I am more into quiet graphics cards than anything else. I rather have this one which looks like is very quiet with this Vapor technology than a 4890 which sounds like an airplane. I suppose we are in a golden era, so everyone can have very good options.


No airplane here? The HD 4890 runs really quiet, mine idles at 50c and can't hear the fan at all. How you can say a card looks like its quiet? :roll: If you haven't tried it yourself then you don't know?
#17
ryanreece777
No airplane here? The HD 4890 runs really quiet, mine idles at 50c and can't hear the fan at all. How you can say a card looks like its quiet? :roll: If you haven't tried it yourself then you don't know?


Well that's why I said it looks like it's quiet. I did not say that it is. but base on the description

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X flattens the whole system into a slim chamber - which in the graphics application is mounted in contact with the surface of the graphics chip. Actualy, the coolant is water - but because the chamber is evacuated to a very low pressure, the vaporisation process occurs at a much lower temperature than normal boiling point.


This kinds of tells you that this should be a quiet card. Water colling is known as one of the best coolings and very quiet if not silent if I am not mistaken. (apart from heatsink)

Again until I try this card or somebody can tell me I won't know for sure. But if I was to upgrade my card I would be considering something like this.


The fact that your 4890 is "really quiet" sound interesting, I would need to look into that. Which specific model do you have? if you don't mind me asking

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