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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870 100281VX-2SR 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 850 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1600 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870 card. Built on Sapphire's original Vapor Chamber Technology, this card will bring the benefits of Vapor-X cooling - quieter and more efficient cooling - to a wider range of users. Expand your visual real estate across up to multiple displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity Technology. Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC. The first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

  • newegg Vapor Chamber Technology With Sapphire's revolutionary Vapor Chamber Technology, the Sapphire Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 video card delivers outstanding cooling performance and extraordinary noise suppression.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg ATI Eyefinity Technology ATI Eyefinity advanced multiple-display technology launches a new era of panoramic computing, helping to boost productivity and multitasking with innovative graphics display capabilities supporting massive desktop workspaces, creating ultra-immersive computing environments with super-high resolution gaming and entertainment, and enabling easy configuration and supporting up to three independent display outputs simultaneously.
  • newegg ATI Stream Technology ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system’s central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables better balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding 2 (UVD 2) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

Learn more about the Sapphire Tech 100281VX-2SR

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • 8/28/2015 7:21:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems 5 years later

Pros: I use this video card to do Photoshop and Premiere video production. No problems and seems to be able to keep up with everything I throw at it. Bought this expecting that I'd need to upgrade to dual crosslinked cards, but never had to. Running 5 years now with no problems.

Cons: None

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  • 3/30/2015 4:20:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHad to downclock it

Pros: It has handled every game I've tossed at it exceptionally well...

Cons: that I've downclocked the GPU (to 800 MHz) and memory (to 1200 MHz).

When I first received the card, I would frequently run into instances of the machine locking up and getting what I came to understand was the Gray Screen of Death, prompting a hard reset. I tried every trick I could find: reseating the card; updating the drivers; backdating the drivers; flashing the BIOS. Despite everything, I had to resort to turning the settings down, as mentioned above.

Other Thoughts: Since turning the clock settings down, the card has served me well through many, many, many games over the past 4.5 years. In fact, I only write this now because I recently installed Pillars of Eternity on a new user on my machine and ran into the GSOD, since I didn't realize the clock settings didn't carry over. Changed them on the new user profile, and all is well again.

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  • Jarhead
  • 9/13/2012 10:42:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great!

Pros: Put this in a build for my son and it works perfectly for him. Handles all of his games at the highest frame rate and resolution settings.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I have had no problems with any AMD cards from Sapphire or ATI, all the way back to my old ATI VGA Wonder 128 card a long, long time ago in a 486 build.

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  • 8/10/2012 12:46:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnice while it works

Pros: super smooth when it works.
high framerates when it works.

Cons: lots of issues with this model.
infamous green pixel issue.
on my RMAd one i also have issue with horizontal lines.
very poor customer service at Althonmicro(sapphire). they said they would reply in a "few days". 1 month later i follow up and they oh yeah sorry we cant help you.

Other Thoughts: Althonmicro(sapphire) customer service needs alot of work.
a $430 video card should not have all these issues

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  • Thunaer-Lemniscate
  • 11/4/2011 4:14:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA confused video card

Pros: A very quiet and cool running card.

Cons: Just recently the card has decided that it would forget it was a 1GB card and will only recognize 753.5MB worth of this card. Slightly disappointed that it is running less then what it should be.

Other Thoughts: The card worth nearly without fail for almost a year. All round it is still a good card.

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  • Notso
  • 2/19/2011 8:54:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEven Better In Cross Fire

Pros: Bought the first one 5 months ago and just added another for Cross Fire. No issues with the first and none with the second. Both run considerably cooler than the reference design ( A friend has a pair of the ref design in X-Fire with same mobo; ASUS M4A89TD PRO, and Case; Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Ran Unigine Heaven 2.1 Benchmark: DX11, Shaders High, Tesselation Normal, 16X AF, 4X AA @ 1920 x 1200.
Single Card = 27.7 avg FPS
X-Fire = 51.3 avg FPS

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  • DoomCraft
  • 2/12/2011 2:21:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCard is good. Software... eh.

Pros: The card itself is VERY quiet and cool. It runs everything on high without a hitch. ARMA2 looks beautiful with this card, though it tends to twitch a bit when it's maxed out. No big deal though.

Cons: -1 Egg for the software. Catalyst drivers are absolutely horrendous trying to get functional. Overclocking at all causes some issues without using the AMD overclocking tools. You would think that after all this time, (Been using ATI for over 10 years) that the software would be stable.

Other Thoughts: -1 Egg for Newegg Discontinuing items so quickly after purchasing. Now I have to go find somewhere else to buy this card again if I want to crossfire.

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  • 2/5/2011 10:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Love the dual DVI and quiet Vapor-X

Cons: for years, the same tired ATI catalyst software seems to cause more problems than it helps... I'd go to nVida but the charts on just always put the ATI GPUs at the top of my list at every price point under $400.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I should go for two cheaper models or splurge for over $400 next time. I am satisfied with this GPU, I'm just not blown away.

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  • Supersonic
  • 2/2/2011 7:02:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGrey Screen-Returned

Pros: The card runs cool and quiet.

Cons: My card I ordered was defective. I would receive the grey screen of death after 3-5 minutes of game play. I uninstalled and installed several of the latest ATI drivers. I contacted Sapphire Tech and they told me to flash the Bios which I did. However, I still received the same errors. I returned the card to Newegg for a refund and bought an EVGA GTX 570 SC card instead.

Other Thoughts: I returned the card to Newegg for a refund and bought an EVGA GTX 570 SC card instead.

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  • trips
  • 1/22/2011 1:54:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: works great so far. slotted in perfectly. detected by mobo. stays cool fairly well.

Cons: weak documentation. little padding/packaging at top of box; only bubble wrap to protect card.

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