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Sapphire HD 2900 XT Video Card

Former staff writer    -   May 14, 2007


Sneak Peek:

This looks like it is going to be a must have - overclocked and water cooled, with the option to add a CPU water block. So what does it look like and when is it coming? A week a month? Here is a sneak peek so check back frequently to see the OCC review on the Sapphire HD 2900 XT Toxic!





Highlights:


  • 1GB GDDR3
  • Pre-Overclocked Core – 15% above stock
  • Pre-Overclocked Memory – 50-70MHz above stock
  • Complete water cooled Sapphire System Solution technology
  • Drive bay / cooler that allows for addition of 3rd party CPU and 2nd CrossFire VGA water blocks to be added

Water-Cooled Sapphire System Solution Specs:


  • Dual 5.25" Drive Bay design: liquid cooling system in-a-box to save the space in the chassis and simplifies installation
  • Mesh design front bezel enhances ventilation
  • Easy to install and refill.
  • 12cm Motorsports Radiator:
  • 1. DTT - Dimple Tube Technology swirls the coolant within the radiator to increase thermal transfer.
    2. An all-aluminum radiator featuring expanded outer fins and tube style for maximum performance.
  • Waterblock:
    1. Effective cooling for the GPU and the video card memory at the same time with aluminum memory heatsink
    2. Brazing Pure Copper Waterblock for maximum heat conductivity from heat source
  • Ultra-low noise fan: silent variable fan with blue LED (1600 ~ 2400rpm).
  • High-performance Liquid Pump:
    1.Silent and powerful P500(500L/hr) pump provide superb reliability
    2.The ceramic bearings significantly extend the life-expectancy of the pump.
  • Quick connector:
    1. Quick Disconnect Coupling: Valves shuts off water flow immediately when dismantling to prevents water leakage
    2.User friendly Quick Install Connector saves you time and energy.
  • Durable 3/8” Tube: Special material to prevent wear & tear from being clogged up or over-bending.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Graphics Board)
  3. Closer Look (Accessories & Software)
  4. Closer Look (ATI R600 GPU)
  5. Installation & Configuration
  6. Configuration (Catalyst Control Panel) & Specifications
  7. Testing & Benchmarks: Far Cry
  8. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  9. Benchmark: Call of Duty II
  10. Benchmark: Quake 4
  11. Benchmark: NFS Most Wanted
  12. Benchmark: Microsoft FSX
  13. Benchmark: 3D Mark 06
  14. Benchmark: Ryder Mark
  15. Sneak Peek: Sapphire HD 2900 XT Toxic
  16. Conclusion
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