Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB PCIe GDDR5

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB PCIe GDDR5
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Based on 17 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • High performance 3D graphics.
  • Unique appearance looks tough.
  • Runs very cool and very quiet.

Cons:

  • Availability.
  • Fan exhausts majority of heated air back into case.

Expert reviews and ratings

By XSReviews on 100

The Sapphire Radeon HD 1GB 5870 Vapor-X is refreshingly brilliant offering significantly higher frame rates than previous generation cards and the newer DX11 5850 from the same vendor. These performance boosts are found across the board typically of...

By InsideHW on -

We met the strongest AMD's single-GPU graphics card several months ago, when it successfully beated the two-headed behemoth of the previous generation. Raw speed is not the only trump of Radeon 5870 - there is support for the new DirectX, the...

By HardwareZone.com on 90

To our knowledge, Sapphire is the only major graphics card vendor employing this technology in the high-end space. While on paper it sounds good, we've tested two of Sapphire's vapor chamber technology offerings in the past (the Sapphire Vapor-X...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

Giving any kind of recommendation of the HD 5870 or HD 5850 is tricky at the moment due to continued stock shortages making pre-ordering almost mandatory to secure a card – hardly an ideal situation for consumers, retailers or board partners....

By Bigbruin on -

Sapphire's Vapor-X Radeon HD5870 takes a top of the line single GPU graphics card and enhances it in a few areas to make it even more appealing. The 3D performance is definitely impressive, but the fact that it stays cool, quiet, and doesn't...

By Bjorn3D on 90

of SSD's (Solid State Drives). These new devices were brought upon consumers, again raising the level of performance we could get from our computers another notch. Just as things seemed to quiet down a little bit, Microsoft threw us a new OS named...

By FiringSquad on 93

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X ReviewReady to pull the trigger on a Radeon 5870 card purchase? Good luck. If you've been shopping for a Radeon 5870 board lately, you know by now how impossible these boards are to find at retailers. No one can keep...

By Rage3D on 100

SapphireThe Sapphire HD5850 is borderline CPU limited with a stock AMD Athlon II x4 620 in our test resolution, as evidenced especially when higher quality modes such as 24xAA (Adaptive Edge Detect MSAA) are used. The HD5850 is significantly lower...

By Techgage on 95

Some say that the speed of advancing hardware has slowed down, and while that may be true in some cases, graphics card technology is advancing at a fast rate, and it's proven with AMD's most recent offerings. It's hard to not feel excited...

By Neoseeker on -

As far as video cards on the market right now (November 2009), the Sapphire HD 5870 doesn't have much trouble securing a reservation for one of the best seats in the entire theater. If you've been keeping up with your Neoseeker review readings...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

The Vapor-X card improves on the 5870 in regards to performance, noise and temperatures as well as providing an extremely good value bundle. One of the finest graphics cards available on the market today. Read more: AMD Roundup November 2009 -...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please understand that each author perceives these factors differently depending on the circumstances. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are...

By Overclockers Club on -

After looking at many of Sapphire's Vapor-X lineup, I have to say that the Vapor-X lineup delivers the goods, in terms of performance and cooling, with the overhead available to increase the level of graphics performance without fear of overheating...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

Why go out and spend extra money on an aftermarket GPU heatsink cooling solution when for $10.00 USD more than the Standard Sapphire HD 5870 you can have a Vapor-X Edition? Both the 5870 and 5750 Vapor-X Edition video cards proved to be more efficient...

By Pureoverclock on 90

AMD's push to bring a 40nm GPU to the market was a smart move with their previous generation 4700 lineup, and building upon that now in the 5000 series will likely pay off since Nvidia's Fermi-based cards are not due to hit the market for quite...

By Legit Reviews on -

Sapphire raises the bar when it comes to Radeon HD 5870's and is now the company to beat thanks to their Vapor-X cooling technology and factory overclocked settings. ...

By HEXUS.net on 80

The AMD Radeon HD 5870 is, arguably, the best consumer graphics card that money can buy right now, but we temper this statement with the knowledge that, over a month on from release, supply remains in considerable constraint.Undeterred by the lack...

By PC Games Hardware on -

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X is a well equipped DirectX 11 graphics card in the high-end sector. Its custom cooling solution is not as loud as the default design and keeps the graphics card at lower temperatures. Furthermore the device is...

By Elite Bastards on -

Given that all we've seen up until this point is reference-based Radeon HD 5870 boards, it probably goes without saying that Sapphire's Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X is the fastest board of this ilk that we've seen thus far by virtue of being the...

By Hardware Canucks on -

We can’t really conclude this review without talking about HD 5870 cards in general and how they are currently placed in the market. There shouldn’t be a shadow of a doubt that they are able to reign supreme among single GPU cards but things...