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June 17, 2010 10:26:27 PM

im looking at 3 sapphire 5770 cards and they seam to be the same exact card but 3 different cases is one case design better than another?? its like there bare, half covered, and full covered lol.

and pre sale there all the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

can someone tell me the differences not just which ones better but the actual differences or does the casing even make that big of a difference.

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June 17, 2010 10:29:26 PM

The first one is the best, the vapor-x cooler is sapphire's special cooler. It will keep it cooler which can be helpful if you want to OC.
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June 17, 2010 11:04:11 PM

huh i would have thought the fully cased one would have been better cause its the same style as the new cards like the 5970.

thanks for the info
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June 17, 2010 11:12:24 PM

The fully cased ones will exhaust the heat out the back of the case to keep the case as a whole a bit cooler, but the vapor-x cooler uses a superior heatsink with heatpipes rather than the standard one from ATI's reference design.
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June 17, 2010 11:16:23 PM

cool thanks and whats with the middle one or is it just the worst of the 3.

its going in a antec 1200 so cause temp wont be a problem ill probably go with the vapor x.
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June 17, 2010 11:20:43 PM

houdinii said:
huh i would have thought the fully cased one would have been better cause its the same style as the new cards like the 5970.

thanks for the info


As stated the Vapor-X comes with a different heatsink which has a coolant inside that changes from liguid to vapor under heat which makes for better cooling transfer so is worth a bit more - the completly enclosed one will exhaust a little more of the warm air out the back so keeps the system temp a bit lower than the other but the card itself will run a bit warmer since the airflow is restricted to what is inside the enclosure.(best for small cases with poor airflow) - the partially enclosed is sapphires normal version of the card (usually the vapor-X model is about $10 - $20 more) the thing going for it is it offers free shipping which lowers it's cost $7 under the other 2 choices but for the $7 I'd agree the Vapor-X model is the best choice.
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