Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Evan Selleck - Apr 28, 2010
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Customizing your computer can be a costly thing. Anyone who does it knows that. And, if you’re a gamer, or someone who needs their computer to be the best on the planet, it can be downright ridiculous. Take, for example, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition, which is surely going to cost you somewhere in the ballpark of $700. But, at least it’s the fastest video card on planet Earth. So, you get what you pay for.

The new Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4G TOXIC Edition just sounds fast, doesn’t it? Well it should, because the clock speeds reach up to 900MHz at the core, and 4800MHz effective in the memory. That’s up from 725MHz and 4000MHz respectively, so quite a nice jump there. It also features 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which bests the standard HD 5970 by twice the speeds.

But, knowing that they couldn’t leave well enough alone, Sapphire have also made improvements to the heatsink/fan, by making it more of a customized job brought to you lovingly by Arctic Cooling. The system features three low-noise fans, the heatpipes and fins were constructed from nickel plating. There’s no word on pricing or when this will be available for mass consumption, but we’re going to go ahead and assume it’s going to be pricey.

[via Hot Hardware]

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