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Sapphire HD 3870 Review

Makaveli    -   November 14, 2007
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Closer Look:

The ATi RV670:

Now I’m going to disassemble the Sapphire HD 3870 so that we can take a closer look at the components that enable this card to function. Once you remove the back plate, the cover comes off of the video card, revealing the heatsink. This particular heatsink is a small cube, which surprised me because I was expecting something much larger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red translucent cover features vents near the heatsink to keep the air flowing within the cover. The fan then inhales the hot air from the heatsink and disperses it.

 

 

Now let’s take a look at the bare video card. I now unveil to you, the new ATi RV670 55nm GPU!

 

 

The video card has now been broken down and you’ve got a good idea about what this card is made of. Let’s install the card and configure the display drivers!




  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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