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Sapphire Radeon 5770 Vapor-X

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Posted January 4, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards
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Introduction

Lately we’ve looked at several of the new DX11-capable 5000 series graphics cards from AMD (and more on the way), from the budget gamer-oriented 5750, to the powerhouse 5870, to the behemoth dual-GPU 5970, and today we’ll be looking at another, the 5770. But not just any 5770, this one is a Sapphire Vapor-X model, another one in their famed lineup known for running cool and quiet. Gotta love that.

The Sapphire Radeon 5770 Vapor-X is a very interesting card, as it’s not as handicapped as its lesser 5750 sibling nor as expensive (or powerful) as its larger 5870 sibling, residing somewhere in the middle, in a more affordable market segment, for gamers who don’t want to scrape the bottom of the performance barrel but don’t have the budget to buy one of the larger Thoroughbreds. It sports Sapphire’s renowned Vapor-X cooler, and from what we’ve seen so far with this technology, it is outstanding. We expect more of the same today, so let’s take a closer look at what the 5770 Vapor-X brings to the game.

Thanks go to our friends at Sapphire for providing the Radeon 5770 Vapor-X for this review.

Sapphire

Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products.

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