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Sapphire HD 3870 Review

Makaveli    -   November 14, 2007
Category: Video Cards
Price: $219.99 USD
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Introduction:

With the holidays rapidly approaching, more and more games with breathtaking graphics are being released to the gaming market. For most gamers, this could be heaven or hell depending on what video card they’re currently running. That’s because games such as Crysis, Hellgate: London, Need For Speed: Pro Street, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare demand so much from the video card that they can crumble a card that isn’t up to par. I’m going to be taking a look at the newest ATi based graphics card – the Sapphire HD 3870 video card. This card boasts 512MB of GDDR4 onboard memory, HDMI support, DirectX 10 support, Crossfire X support, and HD support. All of these technologies are very recent and will be around for years to come. But will having these technologies be enough to handle the most recent games? Is the Sapphire HD 3870 a must-have? How will its results stack up to high performance cards? Join me as I thoroughly examine every aspect of the Sapphire HD 3870 video card.

 

Closer Look:

The Sapphire HD 3870 comes packaged in a box that has an extremely attractive female displayed on the front. You’ll also find many of the features and technologies of the card listed on the front of the box. The back of the box has a captivating paragraph explaining the card and its benefits. There is also a list in multiple languages that tells you what is inside the box.

 

 

Let’s remove the Sapphire HD 3870 from the box and get a closer look at it!




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Graphics Board)
  3. Closer Look (Accessories & Software)
  4. Closer Look (ATi RV670 GPU)
  5. Installation & Configuration
  6. Configuration (Catalyst Control Center) & Specifications
  7. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  8. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  9. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  10. Benchmark: Quake 4
  11. Benchmark: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  12. Benchmark: BioShock
  13. Benchmark: 3DMark06
  14. Benchmark: RyderMark
  15. Conclusion
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