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 ATIAMD, 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.