1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 On Linux

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 February 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 9 - 16 Comments

Examination:

The Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X is not factory overclocked, but the differentiating factor between this model and the other Sapphire HD 6870 graphics cards or those from AMD's other AIB partners is the cooling solution. Sapphire's description on this cooling technology is "Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter. A Vapor-X product means a virtually silent gaming experience and more headroom to explore performance tweaking!"

The Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X has a black and silver colored plastic shroud covering the fan and aluminum fins with copper heatpipes. This cooler spans the entire length of the graphics card's PCB and there is ventilation area along a portion of the second expansion slot next to the secondary DVI connector.

The display connections include dual DVI, one HDMI, and dual Mini DisplayPort connectors. As mentioned already in this article, Sapphire also includes a VGA D-Sub to DVI dongle and HDMI to DisplayPort dongle. There is also the CrossFire connector on the PCB itself if using the Radeon HD 6870 in a multi-card configuration.

The Radeon HD 6870 graphics card requires two 6-pin PCI Express power connections for supplying enough power to this high-performance 40nm GPU.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box
  2. Valve Launches $49 Steam Link, SteamOS-Powered Streaming Device
  3. Valve Announces Source 2, It's Going To Be Free To Content Developers
  4. Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab
  5. Unity 5.0 Brings PhysX 3.3, WebGL Preview, Animation System Work
  6. Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver
  7. Linux 3.19 Officially Lands For Ubuntu 15.04
  8. Clutter Now Supports Quad-Buffer Stereo Displays, Mir Backend
  9. Pricing Details On The Alleged MJ Ubuntu Tablet Design
  10. Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL
  2. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  3. Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever
  4. A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line
  5. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  6. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support
  7. Firefox 36 Brings Full HTTP/2 Support
  8. ALSA 1.0.29 Released
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%