A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. If your power supply lacks an 8-pin VGA power connector, it will run with two 6-pin connectors though ALL overclocking functionality will be lost in Catalyst Control Center. Sapphire Radeon HD Written by Tim Smalley. Three years parts and labour Nvidia has been pretty dominant at the top of the graphics card market ever since the GeForce GTX launched back in November and it’s fair to say that AMD has struggled a little in recent times. However, in this case, ASUS seems to have stepped a bit too far outside the box and made a product that is no way for retail. PCSTATS would recommend a rear exhaust fan to help get rid of all that hot air before the internal case temperature rises too high.
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Asus Apple Sony Google Valve. Sapphire decided that it wasn’t happy with the Radeon HD ‘s standard cooler and decided to make something better. You can imagine that squeezing to large GPU chips and and all the associated circuitry needed for them to run into one single videcard daughterboard is going to lead asuus a serious lack of space, or a pretty large footprint.
Three years parts and labour Nvidia has been pretty dominant at the top of the graphics card market ever since the GeForce GTX launched back in November and it’s fair to say that AMD has struggled a little in recent times.
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The two samples I have here are already on their way back to ASUS with a promise that they will look into the findings I listed above trying to find a fix. Not only that, but the clocks on it are faster than the reference too: While nVidia has focused on making larger, more z2 single graphics processors, AMD has taken the approach of adding two GPUs onto a single videocard. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. After testing two different samples, each on three different test setups in our lab, with three different driver versions on each combined configuration, I have to officially warn our readers to stay away from this product.
The heatsinks are hidden behind a brushed exh3870 shroud. The only anomaly I saw was in the driver control panel where it was at first obvious what ASUS was doing to make this card work. It comes in an even bigger box – the requisite amount of goodies we’ve come to expect from top-tier manufacturer ASUS’ flagship cards are supplied incidently.
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ASUS EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI graphics card – 2 GPUs – Radeon HD 3870 X2 – 1 GB Series
ASUS is also one of the few companies that tries to stretch outside the norm and release non-reference design products; take their i and i motherboards as a good example.
We did run into assus issue with the fans not ramping up full speed under high GPU load – this behaviour can be customized using a special tweak in the Catalyst software, which PCSTATS covers in more depth later in this article. Read on to out how it gets on!
For reference, here are the system configurations as I tested them: Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset eah370 in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies. The first image shows some odd things: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
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We have a look at Sapphire’s Radeon HD to find out if it continues in the same direction as the impressive Radeon HD reference card. Opposing Fronts to whet your whistle. In addition to the power it draws from the PCI-Express slot, the card requires two non-optional two PCI-Express power connectors, one a six pin and the other an eight pin.