Legit Video Card Reviews
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review
|Product:||Sapphire Vapor-X 5750|
|Date:||Wed, Dec 02, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
The Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750
Today we are going to take a look at the Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750. While it's not the only one to break away from the reference design, it is the first (to my knowledge) and only to come factory overclocked. Coming clocked at 710MHz/1160MHz versus the reference card's 700MHz/1150MHz gives it a little bit of an edge over the competition.
Below you can see that the Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750 requires one 6 pin PCIe connector. The Radeon HD 5750 draws only 18 Watts at idle and a maximum power of 108 Watts under full load. The Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750 requires a 450 watt or greater power supply with 1x 75 watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX Technology in dual mode).
Once we take the Vapor-X cooler off of the card we get to see what this card is made of. Looking towards the right side of the image below you can see the voltage regulation circuitry. This circuitry has been upgraded by the use of solid capacitors and Sapphire's Black Diamond Chokes. According to Sapphire the Black Diamond Chokes allow the cards to run 10% cooler and 25% more energy efficient. The black diamond choke is used only on the Vapor-X HD5750, as for some reason they are not used on the Vapor-X HD5870.
The Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 is based on the Juniper core and is built on 40nm technology. The Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 has a total of 1.04 billion transistors. The 1GB of GDDR5 memory is supplied by Hynix and is rated for a speed of 1250MHz or 5.0GHz effective.
The Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 has a total of 720 stream processors which is 80 less than the HD48xx series.
Next Page - The Vapor-X cooler
Page 1 - The Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750
Page 2 - The Vapor-X cooler
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Need for Speed Shift
Page 6 - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Page 7 - Resident Evil 5
Page 8 - Batman Arkham Asylum
Page 9 - FurMark 1.70
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - Temperature Testing
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking the 5750 Vapor-X
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion