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SAPPHIRE Technology is now shipping a new graphics card in the highly successful HD 5000 series – the SAPPHIRE HD 5770 VAPOR-X, delivering the same value for money performance as the standard model, whilst working at lower operating temperatures and significantly more quietly.
The SAPPHIRE HD 5770 VAPOR-X is based on the latest graphics architecture from the ATI division of AMD, the second generation of GPU to be built in its 40nm process. It supports the advanced graphical features of DirectX® 11, and delivers spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects, including over multiple monitors using ATI Eyefinity.
With 800 Stream processors and 1GB of the latest DDR5 memory, together with enhanced clock speeds of 860MHz core and 1200MHz (4.8GHz effective) for the memory, the SAPPHIRE HD 5770 VAPOR-X model is the fastest card in its class. SAPPHIRE’s World leading VAPOR-X technology not only allows the card to run quieter than the standard model, it runs 9ºC cooler than the reference design* and provides additional headroom for performance tuning (overclocking).
The SAPPHIRE HD 5770 VAPOR-X speeds through current DirectX® 10.1, DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 9.0 games and applications, and will support stunning new levels of detail, transparency and lighting effects in new releases of software using DirectX® 11. All of this comes with modest active power consumption and Dynamic Power Management delivering super low-power operation in 2D or idle.
This series of cards supports the latest features demanded by Microsoft DirectX® 11, including DirectCompute 11 instructions, hardware tessellation and multi-threaded communications with the system CPU. These combine to provide new capabilities for the interaction between transparent objects, new lighting and accelerated post processing effects as well as physics calculations and accelerated video transcoding.
Like the previous generation, the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series has an on board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder) considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. In the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series the UVD has been enhanced to be able simultaneously to decode two 1080p HD video streams and to be able to display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support.
In addition to spectacular image clarity, speed and visual effects, the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series supports a new multi-monitor mode known as Eyefinity. This allows a single GPU to display a choice of images over an array of several monitors. The standard card supports up to three monitors, with a resolution of up to 7680 x 1600. This opens up exciting possibilities not just for multi-screen gaming, but also for information systems, multimedia systems and promotional displays.
The SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series is supported by AMD’s DirectX® 11 WHQL certified graphics driver which delivers support for all of the key DirectX® 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications.