Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review :: Card

04-25-2010 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Card

Card

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Sapphire logo

Sapphire logo

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Fan

Fan

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Eyefinity 6 logo

Eyefinity 6 logo


The Sapphire card is with the reference cooler assembly with a couple of modifications. The Ruby with Dreadlocks is on the front left portion of the card. The Sapphire logo is on the middle top of the card with the Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and ATI Radeon Premium Graphics on the bottom middle of the card.


Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Crossfire bridges

Crossfire bridges

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Back of card

Back of card

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Rear vents

Rear vents

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Power connectors

Power connectors


The top of the card has two things important to the card, the Crossfire bridges and the power connectors. The card has two Crossfire bridges with one required for connecting two cards and two required for three or four card Crossfire. The cards are connected by bridges either one to another card or daisy chained between two or three or four cards. The card requires up to 188W of power and a 6-pin and 8-pin power connector are there to facilitate this.

The back of the PCB has a black cover. This location is where the GPU mount towards the front of the card. The graphics chip is mounted on four screws. The I/O on the card consists of six mini-Display Port connections. This allows the card as stated to be connected to six Display Port monitors with adapters as the card itself has mini-DP ports. The Sapphire card has enough adapters to use 5 monitors without additional purchase. The Sapphire card is a PCI Express 2.1 x16 card.


Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Rear of PCB

Rear of PCB

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review ATI Radeon

ATI Radeon

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review Bottom of card

Bottom of card

Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review I/O

I/O