Sapphire announces HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition graphics card with Sapphire exclusive Vapor-X cooler

Sapphire Technology announced a new high performance model in its extensive series of graphics cards – the HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition with Sapphire exclusive Vapor-X cooler. The Sapphire HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition has the same internal architecture as the standard model, with 960 stream processors and 48 texture processing units, but clock speeds are increased to 800MHz for the core and 1100 MHz (4.4 Gb/sec effective) for the memory giving users a considerable boost in performance. TheSapphireexclusive Vapor-X cooler ensures that the card runs quietly and efficiently. Together with other special hardware features including on-board 10-phase power control and Sapphire’s highly efficient, cool running second generation Black Diamond chokes this ensures there is a good margin for performance tuning (overclocking) by enthusiast users.

The Sapphire HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition has the versatile output configuration of two DVI, one HDMI and two mini DisplayPort connectors. Using two of the DVI/HDMI outputs as well as the two DisplayPorts enables this card to support up to four monitors in Eyefinity (SLS) mode. The Sapphire HD 6800 series features the second generation of graphics technology from AMD designed to support all the features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11.