Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11161-03-40R)

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11161-03-40R)

  • Core: 875MHz
  • Memory: 1024MB 5000MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 1600
  • DirectX 11 Support
  • ATI CrossFireX Ready
  • ATI Eyefinity
  • ATI Stream
  • ATI Avivo HD
  • 2 Year Warranty.
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Stock Code: GX-218-SP

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MPN: 11161-03-40R

Manufacturer: Sapphire

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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11161-03-40R)

Prepare to experience a riveting high-definition gaming experience with the ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series graphics processors. Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity Technology. Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC. The first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition. This card features Vapor Chamber Technology is based on the same principles as heatpipe technology. A liquid coolant is vaporised at a hot surface, the resulting vapor is condensed at a cold surface then the liquid is returned to the hot surface. The recirculation process is controlled by a wick system.

- Vapor-X Cooling Assembly
- Core Clock: 875MHz
- Memory: 1024MB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 5000MHz (Effective)
- Processing Cores: 1600
- Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.1
- Display Connectors: 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, 1 HDMI & 1 DisplayPort
- HDCP Capable
- DirectX 11 Support
- OpenGL 3.2 Support
- ATI CrossFireX Ready
- ATI Eyefinity Technology
- ATI Avivo HD
- ATI Stream Technology
- Warranty: 2 Years

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All Time (26)

Sweet Card

Ace card- bad drivers as is locked at 85hrtz refresh rate in Vista + Windows 7
if using CRT monitor- prepair for some pain trying to get EDID changed and working correctly- copied original then trial and error to get it working- a fan of online FPS games I am - I just wish BenQ would hurry up with their XL2410T monitor (come on ATI!)

Aden M-Bling 2010-10-07

Lovely Card!

Bought one on eBay, flashed it with Mac OS X drivers, now working happily in my Mac Pro dual booting through Bootcamp, plays nicely with Snow Leopard and Win7 Ultimate. Fantastic upgrade from my previous 4870 Sapphire 1 GB. WoW runs like it's on glass. Lovin' it!
If you can afford it buy it.

Gpzjock 2010-10-05

Impressive card indeed

Perfect graphics card for 1920 x 1200.
Plays every game I have thrown at it very smoothly with 4xAA. Very quiet too which is impressive as it never goes over 60C. Highly recommended for those who like quiet gaming with good framerates. Also the HDMI works very well with sound, playing PC games on the TV is very enjoyable and it really shows up the limitations of the consoles (in most games.)

Mr Curly 2010-06-17

Pick of the crop

Best value out there for a 5870. Cooler and quieter than the reference design and accordingly loads of OC headroom if you want it - but not needed coz it handles anything you can throw at it without breaking sweat. Make sure your airflow is good as Vapor-X doesn't vent out of the case like the reference design. I know the GTX 480 may give slightly better frame rates, but nothing you'll notice and much more power and heat to boot. Had this 3 months and no driver problems - just remember to uninstall all other display drivers before installing / updating Catalyst drivers (this includes NVidia ones). Only regret is not buying from Overclockers as stock was a problem at the time and I couldn't wait! (Sorry OcUk, but everything else I own is from here, honest). If you've not bought from OcUK don't hesitate, you won't regret it - delivery and service top notch.

Tim 2010-06-04

great gpu but crap drivers

Great gpu but let down by crappy ati drivers. This is my first ati card and i am disappointed with there drivers and as issues and problems like mouse pointer randomly enlarges on both xp 32 and windows 7 64 bit, vertical lines, aa not working in some games and some games crash, hd video at full screen like youtube videos crash and i have to restart the computer. All these issues are putting me of ati and thinking about going back to nvidia, amd really need to sort there drivers out, this is why i only give it 3 stars, sorry ati :(

kabolo 2010-05-18

Brilliant 5 stars

This is a truly amazing card, can get up to and over around 100fps on BC2. Definite must buy if you can afford it!

Dave 2010-05-16


Bought this graphics card about 3 mouths' ago on another website and thought I'd spread the word on how amazing this card really is. I have to say its an excellent performer as I get around 78 to 90 fps on Battlefield Bad Company 2 with Edge Detect enable and 8x AA, 16 AF and V-Sync off at a resolution of 1360 x 768 on my Samsung LCD HD 37 inch.

Andrew 2010-05-12

First Class

Ordered this card thurs night and recieved it sat morning 7.30am, very nice card not as big as i feared , replacing a 280GTX. First off it uses less power, its cooler, its quieter, it gives more fps with higher settings and its DX11, so overall very pleased with my purchase.
First time buying from Overclockers , it was a breeze.

KnapBone 2010-05-09

outstanding gfx card

Just installed this card.... running along side my q9450 oc to 3.55ghz.. Runs everything maxed out :D its a little bit smaller than the ref cards its 10.5inches long... really quiet ! ! !

Calvin 2010-05-06

Great product

upgraded from a 4890 vapour-x,this cooling is even better:33c idle/62 load, extremely quiet,fits my k-62 with room to spare and a my 3dmark score has doubled,great service once again from overclockers.oh yea what's with " installation package failure" driver's not so good!

jason 2010-05-04

Top Card

Got this card last week and am extremely impressed with first ATI card.
Replaced a GTS 250 which is no competition compared to this.
Runs very cool / quiet 30c with 20% fan on idle not got it passed 50 c and 40% on load, and very fast.
Crysis Warhead enthusiast settings with 4x AA @ 1680x1050 did not break a sweat, Similar on ME 2 and COD 6.
Crysis maxes out very well too.
If you got the buck this is the beast to buy as it has big danglies.
OC service excellent as usual. :0)

Craig 2010-04-22


First proper graphics card, had pretty basic ones before, but wow. Anything I throw at it it does not disappoint.
Will eventually be looking at putting two of these in crossfire but for now, even the one can handle the current games I play.

Even comes with basic utility to overclock it, which is nice to have the choice.

Richard 2010-04-20

Great Deal

It's realy good graphics , working perfectly 950MHz GPU 5300MHz Mem
Max temperature 75'C ! ! !

Mario 2010-04-16


This card is.. just amazing, that's all i gotta say!
Coming from an Integrated Chip-set.. i was expecting a huge increase in performance.
Now i can play every game.. i mean every game on max, with awesome frame rates...

Ive always been a kinda of person that pays attention to detail.. this card oozes in quality and will run anything thrown at it!

Zayn 2010-04-13

Nice card

First off I was expecting this card to be HUGE like everyone keeps saying but in fact this is about 2cm shorter than my 9800 GTX i upgraded from :) still easily fit in my Zalman GS1000 case.

The performance is pretty good though I was expecting more coming from a 9800 GTX.

Very cool and quiete card indeed.

NaWaZ 2010-04-08


I have two of these in Crossfire and going from a Ati 2600xt (hehe) The difference as i am sure you can tell is HUGE. This card will eat anything you throw at it. I am getting 1000 fps with high settings on cod4. BFBC2 is runnig great on max settings.

Realy cannot fault this card and the Vapor-X technology has given it that little extra boost that is well worth the extra pennies.

Brilliant card.

Oli 2010-03-31

Impressive stuff

Retired an 8800GTX that just couldn't handle Bad Company 2. Aside from the 5870's stellar performance, I was equally impressed with the idle draw/temp - has dropped my case internals significantly (GTX used to idle at 72c!), the i7 at idle has dropped a whopping 10 degrees.

10.2 drivers worked perfectly without an OS (7) reinstall.


Alan 2010-03-26


Have 2 in cross fire. Very quick. Price wise, if you can afford it then go ahead

gary996 2010-03-09


Been looking for two these cards so i could xf my asus v2 board, upgraded from bfg 280ocx witch was a good card and still is, but these cards take it to another level make sure you use 10.2 drivers tho. ordered on mon arrived tues excellent sevice from ocuk

Gary 2010-02-19


order this yesterday its arrived this morning at 9am its a beast not as big as i thought it was going to be though which is always a bonus! cant wait to get home from work and get this installeds and see how it beats the 4890 i have!! which ive only had for 1 week :) dx11 games here i come :P

ashley 2010-02-16

Economies of scale

"Im a bit confused as why the price went from

Rob 2010-02-10

Cool all over

Very pleased with my purchase. The card performs as it looks - very cool.
Running in a CM 840 case it is 8 degres cooler than its XFX sibling in the adjacent slot on an Asus PT6 deluxe motherboard - it is not in a better position; it just manages its temperature better.
Price are now more sensible for this great piece of kit. If you can afford it, pay the premium over the reference card - you'll be glad you did every day.

Patrick 2010-01-26


Just ordered one of these, i have been searching EVERY website on the net for one, even possability of getting it shipped from overseas. Im a bit confused as why the price went from

Chris 2010-01-20

Great Card

Bought one of these to replace my 8800GTX SLI setup. Always been a Nvidia fan and this is my first ATI card. I am very pleased with my new purchase.

Runs crysis on 8 x AA with all settings up to VH - no problems and Im only using a Q6600 clocked up to 2.9GHZ!

Even Flight Sim X runs smoothly on almost max settings.

All I need now is a AMD Phenom to compliment the card!

Great service as usual from Overclockers, ordered Mon delivered Tues! Thank you very much.

Russ 2009-12-05


I have this in my xlio windtunnel case,and running race driver grid temps around 49-53c ,with fan on 60% absolutely fantastic.Idles around 25-30c .The clarity of the image produced by this card is nothing short of amazing,best card ive ever bought ,well done ATI.
and as usual top service by OVERCLOCKERS extremely happy customer.

richard 2009-11-13

Pricey but good

Got one of these to replace my 4890 that was noisly under load. Idle temperature of this card is about 25c degrees cooler and I haven't heard the fan yet.

Only tried Dragon Age at the moment but at 1920x1200 with everything on high/very high and AA at 8x it hasn't missed a beat yet.

Andrew 2009-11-11

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