Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review :: Gaming

07-10-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Dungeon Runners is a MMORPG (Multiplayer Massive Online Role-Playing Game) developed by NCSoft. It's a free game that you can buy to improve your game play experience by getting unique weapons and other items not found in the free version. This game is on the Ruby ROM DVD and I thought it would be fun to try. The game uses a 3rd person perspective in a vast world where you fight Oroks, Wargs and more. The game played spectacularly on the HD 4870 from Sapphire as expected.

High Altitude Weapons eXperimental or H.A.W.X. was a game recently released from Ubisoft, makers of the Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter games among others. This game was one of the first to feature support for DirectX 10.1 which mostly improved the speed of the game on ATI cards as it didn't add anything visually. The Sapphire Toxic card played this game wonderfully with playable frame rates even at high resolution and settings (DirectX 10.1, Max settings).

Crysis is the game by which many reviews on video cards in the past have stood by. Crysis uses DirectX 10.0 features like Pixel and Vertex Shader 4.0 to really stress video card. The game takes place in the Korean peninsula pitting your soldiers against Koreans, aliens and more. Graphics cards like the HD 4870 are necessary to really enjoy this game. The Sapphire card played the game well with frame rates above 30 fps up to and including 1680x1050 resolution maximum settings.


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Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review


Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review


Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review