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CES 2012 Coverage

Bosco    -   January 19, 2012
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Sapphire

At Sapphire this year, we were able to take a look at a couple new products that we felt were very neat additions to Sapphire's product lineup. While there wasn't much out for us to see, we got a pretty good look at a neat way to run multiple monitors on a laptop from only one video output port. This device is called the Sapphire Vid-2X and is available in DisplayPort and DVI flavors. With two external monitors plugged into it, the Vid-2X reads the EDID of the two monitors to determine their resolutions and that is sent back to the computer. From there, the Vid-2X looks like a single monitor that's simply two-wide — and since it's simply passing through, the video is accelerated and requires no extra CPU power. We also saw the Sapphire Edge HD2, which is an Atom-based HTPC that requires little to no room and is powerful enough to display full 1080p to the TV of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To no surprise, Sapphire also had an HD 7970 system on display in a custom Dangerden case showing off Unigine's Heaven benchmark. In the system was a single Sapphire-branded HD 7970, though no listing was given on its motherboard and processor combination. However, it did list the following: Kingston memory and SSD, NZXT power supply, and a Corsair H80 water cooler for the processor.

 

 

After checking out these products in the main area, we were led into a side area where we got to have a look at Sapphire's New Z77 motherboard for LGA 1155 processors. While we did get a look at it, we didn't get a chance to snap any pictures of the board. However, it's not a secret or anything, so if you're curious enough, it's not too hard to find! The availability of these motherboards is slated to be some time in April.




  1. Introduction
  2. CES Day 1 Part 1: IN WIN
  3. CES Day 1 Part 2: Other World Computing
  4. CES Day 1 Part 3: Sennheiser
  5. CES Day 1 Part 4: Diamond Multimedia
  6. CES Day 1 Part 5: Arctic
  7. CES Day 1 Part 6: Samsung
  8. CES Day 1 Part 7: Samsung (Continued)
  9. CES Day 1 Part 8: Lian Li
  10. CES Day 1 Part 9: Plantronics
  11. CES Day 1 Part 10: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  12. CES Day 1 Part 11: Ubuntu, Supermicro, Ice Dragon Cooling
  13. CES Day 2 Part 1: Zalman
  14. CES Day 2 Part 2: Zalman (Continued)
  15. CES Day 2 Part 3: Zalman (Continued)
  16. CES Day 2 Part 4: Genius
  17. CES Day 2 Part 5: NVIDIA
  18. CES Day 2 Part 6: Gigabyte
  19. CES Day 2 Part 7: MSI
  20. CES Day 2 Part 8: Sapphire
  21. CES Day 2 Part 9: Cooler Master
  22. CES Day 2 Part 10: Seagate, VIBRAS
  23. CES Day 2 Part 11: Zotac
  24. CES Day 2 Part 12: Razer
  25. CES Day 2 Part 13: Razer (Videos)
  26. CES Day 3 Part 1: Patriot Memory
  27. CES Day 3 Part 2: Ferrari by Logic3
  28. CES Day 3 Part 3: beyerdynamic, Stream TV Networks
  29. CES Day 3 Part 4: ECS
  30. CES Day 3 Part 5: NZXT, CyberPower PC
  31. CES Day 3 Part 6: ASUS
  32. CES Day 3 Part 7: Corsair
  33. CES Day 3 Part 8: OCZ Technology
  34. CES Day 3 Part 9: Thermaltake
  35. CES Extras: Random Photos
  36. CES Extras: Cars Part 1
  37. CES Extras: Cars Part 2
  38. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 1
  39. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 2
  40. CES Extras: Booth Babes with Staff
  41. CES Final Thoughts
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