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Sapphire Vapor-X 5870 vs XFX’s Black Edition 5870

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June 15, 2010 12:48:19 PM

Anyone know which is quieter?
June 15, 2010 1:21:21 PM

I would be willing to bet the Vapor-X would be quieter.

It is a superior VGA cooler, and can run lower fan speeds to maintain the same temps as other cooling setups. If I was only interested in noise, and these were my two options, I would take the vapor-x. I normally suggest XFX over anyone else for general use, due to the double-lifetime warranty increasing the resale value, but for your specific needs, in this case I cannot.
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June 15, 2010 1:36:21 PM

Vapor-x is more better. It haves beter cooling systems + xfx sometimes have problems with software :/ 
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June 15, 2010 1:52:37 PM

Ndx said:
Vapor-x is more better. It haves beter cooling systems + xfx sometimes have problems with software :/ 

Which software are you reffering to? The only possible problem with XFX, is anecdotal sourced belief that XFX offers its double lifetime warranty by using cheaper, lower binned parts than other vendors. I bought an XFX 4870x2 last summer that failed twice in 4 months. Their warranty covered me for everything outside shipping, and I ended up selling the second replacement unopened. 4870x2s had a known higher failure rate than the single GPU counterparts (my first sapphire 4870 512 hasn't so much as hiccuped this entire time) so take that for what it is, just another piece of anecdotal evidence.
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June 15, 2010 2:33:31 PM

JofaMang said:
Which software are you reffering to? The only possible problem with XFX, is anecdotal sourced belief that XFX offers its double lifetime warranty by using cheaper, lower binned parts than other vendors. I bought an XFX 4870x2 last summer that failed twice in 4 months. Their warranty covered me for everything outside shipping, and I ended up selling the second replacement unopened. 4870x2s had a known higher failure rate than the single GPU counterparts (my first sapphire 4870 512 hasn't so much as hiccuped this entire time) so take that for what it is, just another piece of anecdotal evidence.


I saw article. It was writen by one site admin. In this article was tested some xfx vga. Almost all xfx vga had a lot of problems. Conclusion - bad compatible with ati ccc

Also I saw a lot of xfx vga problems in other forums. In these forums conclusion is same
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June 15, 2010 8:10:15 PM

Ndx said:
I saw article. It was writen by one site admin. In this article was tested some xfx vga. Almost all xfx vga had a lot of problems. Conclusion - bad compatible with ati ccc

Also I saw a lot of xfx vga problems in other forums. In these forums conclusion is same


That is false information, ATI-CCC has nothing to do with the actual GPU. XFX makes superb cards just like Sapphire makes superb cards. So that article you saw is extremely innacurrate.


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June 15, 2010 9:34:11 PM

Link or it didn't happen.
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June 16, 2010 7:34:59 PM

JofaMang said:
I would be willing to bet the Vapor-X would be quieter.

It is a superior VGA cooler, and can run lower fan speeds to maintain the same temps as other cooling setups. If I was only interested in noise, and these were my two options, I would take the vapor-x. I normally suggest XFX over anyone else for general use, due to the double-lifetime warranty increasing the resale value, but for your specific needs, in this case I cannot.


Thanks for your opinon I'm more prone to go with the Sapphire becase of the XFX fails (reported here).

I have a well-vented Cooler master case running i7-930(stock) 6gb with a 1900x1200 monitor I know the 5870 is overkill (want to future-proof for a little while) I only run games at 1440 x 900 because I have to sit close with glasses and the larger rez makes me dizzy.

I'm running a Radeon 4870 512mb(noisey). My mb is an Asus X58(overkill since I'm not OC right now) I would like to run the new DX11 games with a decent frame-rate. I don't think I can crossfire the lesser bds because of the X58s spacing and also I've only an Antec 750w ps.

I hope someone who has actual experience with one of these bds will respond .
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June 16, 2010 8:39:18 PM

Did my built with a Vapor-X 5870, I have it in an antec 193 without the sidefan on and it runs crysis warhead in 1920x1080 highest details without making more noise... Defo a recommend sticker from me!
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June 16, 2010 8:40:52 PM

Oh and very quiet overall!
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June 16, 2010 11:55:51 PM

I have 2 5870s, one is saphires vapor-x and the other is a HIS one (didnt plan on getting 2 hence why both different brands) the vapor-x runs at higher fan speeds than the HIS one but is definitely quieter, in terms of cooling the HIS one can possibly even reach lower temps just loud as hell at over 70% fan speed. I also wouldnt say 1 5870 is overkill, maybe at less than 1080p but still is only equiv of a 4870x2 which I had before my 5870s and that def needed more grunt to run high end games on max, even 2 5870s doesnt dominate games like metro 2033 at max as have dips in fps in intense scences.

EDIT - oh and I have had a few xfx gpus and all have been fine, its just their motherboards I wouldnt go near even if you paid me, RMA'd 2 of their x58 boards before I went back to trusty asus mobos.
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June 19, 2010 6:52:16 AM

D3LTA09 said:
I have 2 5870s, one is saphires vapor-x and the other is a HIS one (didnt plan on getting 2 hence why both different brands) the vapor-x runs at higher fan speeds than the HIS one but is definitely quieter, in terms of cooling the HIS one can possibly even reach lower temps just loud as hell at over 70% fan speed. I also wouldnt say 1 5870 is overkill, maybe at less than 1080p but still is only equiv of a 4870x2 which I had before my 5870s and that def needed more grunt to run high end games on max, even 2 5870s doesnt dominate games like metro 2033 at max as have dips in fps in intense scences.

EDIT - oh and I have had a few xfx gpus and all have been fine, its just their motherboards I wouldnt go near even if you paid me, RMA'd 2 of their x58 boards before I went back to trusty asus mobos.



Thanks, I'll probably go with the 2gb Sapphire.
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June 27, 2010 6:44:42 AM

Best answer selected by joel47.
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June 27, 2010 6:50:27 AM

D3LTA09 said:
I have 2 5870s, one is saphires vapor-x and the other is a HIS one (didnt plan on getting 2 hence why both different brands) the vapor-x runs at higher fan speeds than the HIS one but is definitely quieter, in terms of cooling the HIS one can possibly even reach lower temps just loud as hell at over 70% fan speed. I also wouldnt say 1 5870 is overkill, maybe at less than 1080p but still is only equiv of a 4870x2 which I had before my 5870s and that def needed more grunt to run high end games on max, even 2 5870s doesnt dominate games like metro 2033 at max as have dips in fps in intense scences.

EDIT - oh and I have had a few xfx gpus and all have been fine, its just their motherboards I wouldnt go near even if you paid me, RMA'd 2 of their x58 boards before I went back to trusty asus mobos.



Thanks for your input, I'm going to get the Vapor-X 2gb model for $50 more at Newegg only because I got burned with my 4870@512 (Best Buy recommendation). TY so much cheers
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