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[Fudzilla] Sapphire officially announces HD 3870 Ultimate

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Sapphire has officially announced its HD 3870 Ultimate edition passively cooled card, the one that we managed to get a picture of, back in January during CES in Las Vegas. Unlike the HD 3850 Ultimate, which only has two heatpipes, this one comes with four of them, connecting the GPU block to the large heatsink located on the back of the card.

Another interesting thing is that this card will use 512MB of GDDR4 memory, clocked at 1125MHz (2.25Ghz effectively). The core ended up clocked at reference 775MHz, which is not that strange if you consider that its cooler produces zero decibels of noise. With a decent airflow this card could even have some overclocking potential due to the size of the heatsink.

As every other HD 3870 on the market, this one also supports DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1. The card is currently available with the price tag of €163.15. You can find it listed here.
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post #2 of 38
"which is not that strange if you consider that its cooler produces zero decibels of noise." I wonder how that is...
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how is gddr4 1125mhz interesting? That's not uncommon for hd3870's lol
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Was this penned by Fuad? I can't tell, source link be broked...still, an interesting card none-the-less. Looks like I might even be able to get one
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So Ultimate basically means "Higher Temperatures"?
    
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So Ultimate basically means "Higher Temperatures"?
More like "cook an egg" temperatures. I don't understand this TBH, why doesn't sapphire just go to thermalright and say "we know how much better you guys are at this, so please make a HR-Ultimate that we can glue sapphire stickers on"
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I'm sure that thing will get super hawt without a fan.
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post #8 of 38
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"which is not that strange if you consider that its cooler produces zero decibels of noise." I wonder how that is...
No fan.

I never trusted passivly cooled cards myself.
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Screw "Fueled by Sapphire", more like "Fueled by FAIL"
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