Sapphire goes Toxic with 2GB version

Add in board maker Sapphire said it has released a version of the HD Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic card with a frame buffer size of 2GB. There’s loads of things with HD attached in story, so pay attention.

The Sapphire designs use 40 nanometre architecture from ATI-AMD, and have 1,440 stream processors and 72 texture units.

The card is pre-overclocked at assembly with a 765MHz core, and uses 2GB of DDR5 memory that clocks at 1125MHz. Sapphire claims its design lets the card run 15°C cooler and 10dB quieter than standard models. You can also overclock it even more, if you will.

The card supports Microsoft Direct X 11 and multithread operations with a CPU in the system. It also uses a unified video decoder that reduces the load on the microprocessor and gives better Blu-ray decoding. It incorporates HDMI 1.3a and has Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio support.

Cards in the series also support ATI Eyefinity – essentially that means you can display images over three monitors.