We mentioned the heavy duty heatsinks that were placed on the video card in an effort to make the HD X2 have a very long life. In benchmarks it really is at the top of the food chain. Techgage – Editor’s Choice I didn’t know what to expect when diving into testing this card, but it goes without saying that I’m quite impressed. This frequency is the highest clock frequency at which both GPUs are stable. Top Rank Award So did Sapphire fill a niche void and provide a card to the consumer that wanted a dual core card without the killer huge price?
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The performance in which the Sapphire HD X2 is just what the doctor ordered. Word came through that the card was delayed for a week or two, but after that time was up the talk of the card faded. The reduced power consumption and extra DVI are definitely nice features, which I am sure will help with it’s perceived value, and I am glad Sapphire decided to mix things up with their heatsink. You may combine two of these cards for even more performance in CrossFireX.
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 In CrossfireX
The actual 3D performance gained is CrossFire does not work in windowed 3D. Please check with your raedon distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
There is no doubt the pricing of this card was meant to attack the GTX in the market yet again, and I would say it does a pretty good job. And with 2Gb of memory onboard, you shouldn’t be running out of onboard memory while playing any games on the market today. PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics 48550×2 performance Data courtesy Passmark.
We can mention all the wonderful features which this card may have that makes its performance so great but what is really wonderful about the HD X2 is its overclocking. We managed MHz on each of the cores and atleast MHz on each group of ram sets for more promising numbers.
What People Are Saying Give it to me straight. In this battle, the edge is earned by the HD X2 — less expensive and faster, it’s the champion here. When manually controlled, the two fan cooling solution kept the x2 below the 70 degrees Celsius mark. Subscribe to our Newsletter.
ATI Radeon HD X2 Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database
So did Sapphire fill a niche void and provide a card to the consumer that wanted a dual core card without the killer huge 480×2 In all, the cooling solution isn’t perfect but it does definitely get the job done.
But regardless, even without the core overclocking, the card is still a tremendous value and should be considered a great investment for a little atl more money over a single core HD HD series User Guide Multi language. VGA quick installation guide.
It executes like a pro. To achieve optimum performance you must ensure that both GPUs run at the same core and memory clocks.
Sapphire Radeon HD X2 In CrossfireX
Silver Tachometer Award ATI has learned that being the king of graphics means you must raise the bar for performance with each product release. I didn’t know what to expect when diving into testing this card, but it goes without saying that I’m quite impressed.
So if you play any windowed games for whatever reason then the Rsdeon X2 will perform exactly like a HD single card. If that’s the resolution you play at, this card is the card to buy.
Radeon HD 4850 X2
Defeating NVIDIA in the last high-end market segment where they had any breathing space, and bringing the possibility of gaming on a 30″ LCD with anti-aliasing enabled to an even lower price point. Those who thought ATI was out of the graphics card market are clearly wrong.
Select Your Operating System: Pure dos flash tool – atiflash. Sapphire has chosen to use their own cooler design with two independent fans over the AMD reference cooler. Sapphire has hhd making some of the best ATI-based video cards for a while, and the Sapphire X2 is no exception.
I’m completely surprised by how well the HD X2 cools itself, I was skeptical that the two tiny heatsinks would be able to do the trick, especially when there’s probably more metal on the shroud than with the heatsink.
Competitive price, market leading features, great cooling and some excellent performance, it really is hard to ignore just how good the Sapphire X2 is. The Sapphire HD X2 not only is a direct threat to nVidia’s flagship product, but it aims to completely dominate this generation with its easy-to-swallow price point.