Select Your Operating System: Defeating NVIDIA in the last high-end market segment where they had any breathing space, and bringing the possibility of gaming on a 30″ LCD with anti-aliasing enabled to an even lower price point. Silver Tachometer Award ATI has learned that being the king of graphics means you must raise the bar for performance with each product release. So if you play any windowed games for whatever reason then the HD X2 will perform exactly like a HD single card. Graphic Card User Guide 1. The performance in which the Sapphire HD X2 is just what the doctor ordered.
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Defeating NVIDIA in the last high-end market segment where they had any breathing space, and bringing the possibility of gaming on a 30″ LCD with anti-aliasing enabled to an even lower price point.
Keeping temperatures below this level seemed to help with the ability to overclock ato card, any higher and the card would heat up and not run much over the stock clock speeds.
It executes like a pro. CrossFire does not work in windowed 3D.
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
I’m completely surprised by how well the HD X2 cools itself, I was skeptical that the two tiny heatsinks would be able to do the trick, especially when there’s probably more metal on the shroud than with the heatsink.
Those who thought ATI was out of the graphics card market are clearly wrong. Sapphire has chosen to use their own cooler design with two independent fans over the AMD reference cooler.
Word came through that the card was delayed for a week or two, but after that time was up the talk of the card faded. Once you successfully master the process of getting the card to run at matching clock speeds, you can achieve some nice performance gains; in our case about Sapphire has been making some of the best ATI-based video cards for a while, and the Sapphire X2 is no exception.
Editor’s Choice What happens when you take two HD video and add memory to them to total 2 gigabyte and then mount all of this on a single video card. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. I have never had a card that noisy on my test bench. You may combine two of these cards for even more performance in CrossFireX. Overall, Sapphire is the first to market the HD X2 and it will certainly be a huge hit.
You end up with Sapphire HD X2. We recommend this card to any gamer interested in a reasonably priced investment in greater 3D power.
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PassMark – Radeon HD X2 – Price performance comparison
Radeeon can mention all the wonderful features which this card may have that makes its performance so great but what is really wonderful about the HD X2 is its overclocking. What’s interesting about the HD X2 is that the decision to build the card is completely up to the partner who has to make it themselves.
Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Raseon HD X2 is one of those really weird releases. Select Your Operating System: It is able to crank out some serious frame rates in modern 3D games, and you can do so with the settings turned up, way up. What People Are Saying Give it to me straight. Recommended by Club Overclocker There is no doubt the pricing of this card was meant to attack the GTX in the market yet again, and I would say it does a pretty good job.
DH Gold Award — Best In Class Competitive price, market leading features, great cooling and some excellent performance, it really is hard to ignore just how good the Sapphire X2 is.
Silver Tachometer Award ATI has learned that being the king of graphics means you must raise the bar for performance with each product release. There is no doubt the pricing of this card was meant to attack the GTX in the market yet again, and I would say it does a pretty good job.
Sapphire Radeon HD X2 In CrossfireX
Graphic Card User Guide 1. In all, the cooling atj isn’t perfect but it does definitely get the job done. Subscribe to our Newsletter. The performance was a surprise.