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We're all aware of Sapphire and their Vapor-X technology. They've been implementing said Vapor-X technology on video cards since the 3870 with great success. Can the Vapor-X technology be adapted for CPU cooling as well? It sure can...but will it perform the same way it does on their graphics cards? Well lucky for us Sapphire was kind enough to send us one of their new Vapor-X Universal CPU coolers to test out. So without further adieu let's take a look!
SAPPHIRE Forum “Fright Fight” Contest Hello foolish mortals, to the Sapphire Forum “Fright Fight” Contest, where you can win a freakish prize that will bring terror to your online gaming enemies by just conjuring a simple Sapphire slogan spell fit for the spooky Halloween season. Contest Period: From: Time Posted within Forum on October 15, 2012 To: 11:59PM PST (UTC-08:00) on October 31, 2012 The Prizes: One (1) Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X graphics card How to Enter: Contestants must post, within this thread, a picture containing a piece a paper that contains the following HAND WRITTEN contents: a) Your ‘Spooky Halloween Themed’ Sapphire slogan b) Actual Full Name c) Sapphire Forum Username/Handle d) “SAPPHIRE Forum” How the Winner is Chosen: Your ‘Spooky Halloween Theme” Sapphire Slogan would be cast down to the depths of the Sapphire Marketing Department where a mob of marketing ghouls will rip and shred each and every slogan till only one remains. Supplemental Rules: – Only one entry per person. – Files must either be uploaded onto this site (JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG files are accepted), or linked from an image dumping site, like Tumblr, Photobucket, imgur, etc etc. (But if your image is linked from an image dumping site, it is your responsibility to keep that particular link alive, posts with dead picture links will be deleted.) – The picture still must follow the rules of this site. (Safe For Work and Legal) – By po...
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SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just announced a new mainboard developed to support the latest Trinity family of APUs from AMD. The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT is a full ATX sized board that supports the latest generation AMD APU A10/A8/A6/A4 series Trinity processors using socket FM2. It includes full implementation of the A85X chipset features, including USB 3.0, SATA 6G, PCI-Express expansion and extensive I/O support. “SAPPHIRE is very excited about the launch of the Trinity platform and the new architecture it introduces,” said Adrian Thompson, SAPPHIRE VP of Marketing. “We will shortly be adding a new product to our Edge mini-PC range to take advantage of the new performances levels Trinity brings.” AMD’s Trinity APU family supports up to four independent high resolution DirectX 11 displays with its integrated Southern Islands graphics. Outputs provided on the SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT back panel are DisplayPort, Dual Link DVI-D, HDMI and VGA. Triple view is supported with VGA, DVI and either HDMI or DisplayPort. The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT mainboard has seven SATA III 6Gb/s ports, featuring AHCI and RAID support and including one eSATA connection. Four dual channel memory sockets are provided, supporting up to 32GB of DDR3 memory. There are four USB 3.0 ports (two at the rear and two on a header supported by a high quality front panel kit) as well as eight USB 2.0 ...
We've seen a few other FleX models, notably the Sapphire 7950 FleX which proved rather worthy in terms of horsepower and cooling prowess. This 7770 FleX is considerably less powerful, so the beauty of Eyefinity gaming might also be a bit less satisfying. But what about price? At about $150, it looks like Sapphire might again have a good value card. We've typically found the Sapphire FleX cards to be very impressive, so let's take a closer look at the Sapphire 7770 FleX and see if it has the power to tackle Eyefinity gaming. Click through for more.
SAPPHIRE PGS announced today a professional FirePro workstation platform that uses the all new AMD FirePro™A300 APU equipped with the SAPPHIRE PGS A3 M series mainboard exclusively supplied by SAPPHIRE Technology. This platform is mainly targeted for entry level and intermediate mainstream desktop 2D and 3D workstation markets. “Big Things Come in Small Packages”, this type of small workstation platform has the advantage of being high performance and space-saving, as well as offering flexibility; it can perform DCO (Discrete Compute Offload) technology together with the AMD FirePro 3D graphics card, which allows additional compute capability by using select discrete GPUs in parallel with APU graphics for extended GPGPU performance. This professional FirePro platform also supports AMD Eyefinity multi-screen display technology, not only satisfying the professional user’s need for high performance computing and rendering, but also supporting computer-aided design(CAD), media and entertainment (M&E) workflows while providing a simple multi-screen output solution. The SAPPHIRE PGS A300M/A320M professional platform uses the all new GCN architecture Southern Islands A300 series Accelerated Process (APU), which is the first family of single-chip processors that provides workstation-class visual computing performance, able to satisfy the need for todays most advanced professional design workflows. The release of the FirePro A300M/A320M professional platform not only bri...
The Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X comes with a custom cooler, and if history is any indication, we expect very big things from this Vapor-X technology, as Sapphire typically produces some of the coolest-running Radeon cards out there. Perhaps more importantly, however, the 7970 Vapor-X sports a factory overclock, to the tune of a 1GHz clock speed. This should provide enough of a speed boost for it to better competes against the competition's offerings. Can the Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X live up to the expectations? Click through to find out.
SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced that, contrary to rumours appearing on the internet, production continues of the recently announced SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6GB TOXIC Edition, and this model will continue to be on sale in limited numbers. Its industry leading clock speeds, extreme cooling and overclocking features have already won it the accolade of the fastest ever single GPU graphics card, and the first batch of product to reach the market was quickly sold out. At the same time supplies will also be improved of the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6GB Vapor-X Edition, which shares many of the features of the TOXIC model, but at less extreme clock speeds. Please visit www.sapphiretech.com for product details.
The battle for Z77 motherboards is very hot as of late. We have tested a slew of them and have seen more creative innovation than ever before. ASUS and Gigabyte tend to be the leaders when it comes to new products, but we have seen companies like MSI, Biostar and Elite Group step up their game in both aesthetics and features. Today we have a Sapphire Z77-based board on the bench, and will see how it competes with these others. Intel recently released Ivy Bridge and it seems to finally be proliferating retailer’s shelves. For those not familiar with Ivy Bridge, it is Intel’s next generation processor spawned from Sandy Bridge. Intel’s Tick Tock strategy brought new architecture with Sandy Bridge (Tock) and Ivy Bridge (Tick) brings a die shrink to 22nm with increased transistors. The new transistors called Tri-Gate 3D bring more efficiency with less voltage, but they do run much hotter than Ivy’s older brother Sandy. We have the new Sapphire Z77/K Motherboard in for testing, and it looks like it might be a great over-clocker at an affordable price. Click the link to find out more.