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Sapphire decided that it wasn’t happy with the Radeon HD ‘s standard cooler and decided to make something better. We have a look at the fastest of the two cards being released – the ATI Radeon HD – to find out if makes up for lost ground with the HD series. They will not be making anything for the x2. This cm long videocard uses a dual slot cooling solution and may prove especially unmanageable in cases that have hard drives mounted parallel to the videocard, rather than perpendicular. R wasn’t fast enough, while RV offered a great balance of features and performance per watt, but it was never going to win any performance medals at the high-end. If your power supply lacks an 8-pin VGA power connector, it will run with two 6-pin connectors though ALL overclocking functionality will be lost in Catalyst Control Center. You can see this large chip, which needs no cooling, through the heatsink of the first RV core.

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Oblivion 9 – Enemy Territory: After dropping a few hundred dollars on a videocard, it’s nice to get a good game included to test your newer, shinier graphics. HD X2 Still Competitive? Sapphire Radeon HD We see that the front of the card houses two fans, so each RV core has its own cooling system made up of one fan and a heatsink with a heatpipe.

We put the Radeon HD X2 through its paces in six of today’s hottest games to find out if AMD is once again competitive at the high end. Sapphire decided that it wasn’t happy with the Radeon 380 ‘s standard cooler and decided to make something better.

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ASUS EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI graphics card – 2 GPUs – Radeon HD 3870 X2 – 1 GB Series

In addition to the power it draws from the PCI-Express slot, the card requires two non-optional two PCI-Express power connectors, one a six pin and the other an eight pin. Equipped with the fastest DRR3 0.

I really don’t like that much heat being tapped in the case, even with good airflow. We also check out how well the card overclocks too — could this be the aus to buy in the run up to Christmas?

Read on to out how it gets on! Asus UK Price as reviewed: We have a look at the fastest of the two cards being released – the ATI Radeon HD – to find out if makes up for lost ground with the HD series.

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Asus EAH X2 1GB with four DVI outs tested

Opposing Fronts to whet your whistle. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. In regards to this card, this doesn’t have a expansion slot vent and instead goes ahead with four DVI azus which is a no-brainer, xx2 could have had two dual-link DVI ports instead. PCSTATS would recommend a rear exhaust fan to help get rid of qsus that hot air before the internal case temperature rises too high.

Are they worth the extra cash for a bit more umpf? Benchmarking, Conclusion All Pages. Oblivion 9 – Enemy Territory: You can imagine that squeezing to large GPU chips and and all the associated circuitry needed for them to run into one single videcard daughterboard is going to lead to a serious lack of space, or a pretty large footprint. We have a look at Sapphire’s Radeon HD to find out if it continues in the same direction as the impressive Radeon HD reference card. Both companies have continually out-performed one another at different times, and the constant struggle has lead to different philosophies in s2 chip manufacturing and even videocard design.

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Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset market in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies.

R wasn’t fast enough, while RV offered a great balance of aaus and performance per watt, but it was never going to win any performance medals at the high-end. The lucrative high-end videocard market is one that is hotly contested between the graphics juggernauts at AMD and nVidia.

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The x2 is just around the corner. I agree with the PCI 2. Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset market in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies. Then when the PCIe v2.

They just changed the cooler. More in this category: It would be nice if it was the original one card solution, I know it still takes up the same amount of slots, but zsus just not the same. R wasn’t fast enough, while RV offered a great balance of features and performance per watt, but it was never going to win any performance medals at the high-end.