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Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 On Linux

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In this review today at Phoronix we are testing out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X 1GB graphics card to see how this popular AMD Radeon graphics processor is performing under Linux.

The AMD Radeon HD 6870 has been around since October of last year, but Sapphire's Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X is a slightly more recent product launch as it combines the Northern Islands GPU with a more powerful cooling system. The cooling system is similar to the previously reviewed Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X. Besides the Vapor-X, Sapphire's other Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards include the Radeon HD 6870 Toxic (a factory-overclocked model) and the Radeon HD 6870 Flex (operating at stock speeds).

Features:

- 1024MB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Memory
- 900MHz Core Clock
- 4200MHz Effective Memory Clock
- 1120 Stream Processors
- Dual-Link DVI, Single-Link DVI, HDMI 1.4a, dual Mini DisplayPort
- AMD Eyefinity Support
- Vapor-X Cooling Technology

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