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Offline barry2310

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SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:42:30 pm »
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Celebrating the launch of the much anticipated Battlefield 3 game, SAPPHIRE Technology is introducing the SAPPHIRE HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition – featuring two SAPPHIRE exclusive technologies, SAPPHIRE FleX and Vapor-X cooling as well as performance enhancing options for the enthusiast and access to a FREE copy of the full game!
The SAPPHIRE HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition is based on AMD’s award winning second generation DX 11 graphics engine with the powerful configuration of 1536 stream processors and 96 texture processing units delivering smooth and detailed graphics to the latest generation of games and applications. SAPPHIRE FleX technology allows the direct connection of three DVI monitors in Eyefinity mode without the need for special adapters, making it the simplest solution to multi-screen enjoyment, and the highly efficient SAPPHIRE Vapor-X cooling enables performance to be maximised whilst keeping noise levels low.



On this card, a Dual BIOS switch allows users to choose between two performance settings delivering the best performance in its class. The ‘normal’ setting has clock speeds of 880MHz for the core and 1375Mhz (5.5Gb/sec effective) for the memory, and a quiet fan profile, whilst the ‘boost’ setting raises the core clock to 930MHz, as well as increasing the core voltage, fan speed and overclock limits to deliver higher performance. Enthusiasts can further optimise performance using the SAPPHIRE TriXX tool, free to download from the SAPPHIRE website, which allows users to adjust clock speeds, voltages and fan speeds whilst monitoring GPU temperature.
The SAPPHIRE HD 6000 series family all have on-board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder), considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and other video content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files and including 3D content. The UVD can decode two 1080p HD video streams simultaneously and display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI output conforms to HDMI 1.4 which supports Stereoscopic 3D output.
SAPPHIRE graphics cards are 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.

this is on my wish list ;)

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 09:58:55 pm »
Nice, I got the 6870, runs BF3 brilliantly so im not updating my graphics for a while yet, next stop for me is a SSD

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 10:56:02 pm »
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 10:06:15 pm by slick050 »

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 12:45:13 am »
[hs width=513 height=300]http://i.imgur.com/eS4oD.jpg[/hs]

EVGA SuperClocked GTX 460 1GB - 190 USD (x2 = 380 USD)
ATI Sapphire HD 6970 2GB - 420 USD
Click me for lulz shall be had!

Please, please for the sake of your wallets, read my post!
Especially you, Slick, before you spend money on that GTX 570 nVidia boasts about.
Don't just jump on the newest shit, guys!
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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 01:15:30 am »
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 10:05:47 pm by slick050 »

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 05:28:25 am »
Ok thank you guys for the info! i just build myself a new rig and on high settings i am on 60 fps on bf3 so for the moment i wont be changing anything for a while! thing i did last week was adding a ssd ( crucial m4 64 GB) and my jaw fell on me desk! holy crap windows boots as fast as an f16 lol! Its defo worth the money! i will be buying an other ssd shortley to put them both in raid 0! I read that your rig will be almost 2 times fater after putting 2 ssd's in raid 0  ;D

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 12:57:56 pm »
Couldn't agree with you more
I'm glad you think so.

Everything can be dealt with, but if you don't want any fuss... pay a little more at once, and go for a...
...Mac. :D
« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 12:59:40 pm by TheDevo »
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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 01:31:45 pm »
I doubt there will be an obvious change when you switch to duel SSD's in raid-0 Barry.

I hardly noticed a difference when I went from 1 OCZ Vertex Turbo to two in raid-0

I will be leaving it raid-0 coz my two disks together almost give me what a crucial M4 does by itself

450 read speed.
370 write speed.

having slow write speeds on the crucial is NOT important coz you want to limit as much as possible write's to an SSD anyways  ;)
yes, it is a long headshot.

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 02:07:37 pm »
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 10:05:19 pm by slick050 »

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Re: SAPPHIRE launch new HD 6970 BF3 Special Edition
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 02:36:57 pm »
having slow write speeds on the crucial is NOT important coz you want to limit as much as possible write's to an SSD anyways  ;)
Why is that? Do they have such bad life-spans?
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