High performance 3D graphics.
Unique appearance looks tough.
Runs very cool and very quiet.
Surprisingly energy efficient.
Bundle of accessories includes two games.
Fastest DirectX 11 compatible graphics accelerator.
Consumes only 23W at idle and 220W under full load.
Native HDMI 1.3b uncompressed audio and video output.
Outstanding performance for ultra high-end games.
Eyefinity Technology through DisplayPort.
Fan exhausts majority of heated air back into case.
11" Long graphics card may not fit some cases.
By XSReviews on January 07, 2010
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...100
By InsideHW on January 06, 2010
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 December 22, 2009
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...90
By Bit-tech.net on December 01, 2009
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....80
By Bigbruin on November 23, 2009
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 November 16, 2009
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...90
By FiringSquad on November 10, 2009
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...93
By Rage3D on November 10, 2009
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...100
By Techgage on November 09, 2009
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...95
By Neoseeker on November 09, 2009
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...-