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Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro Toxic Edition

As you can see, the Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro Toxic Edition is anything but reference design. The board is built on a blue PCB and has a huge "Lethal" cooling solution.

On the back of the card there is a large heat-spreader for better memory cooling.

Also on the back of the card we can see ATI’s Rage Theater chip, the chip that allows for VIVO functionality. The Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro Toxic Edition is one of the few Radeon X800 Pro graphics cards with the Rage Theater chip built in, as reference design and the first few Radeon X800 Pro boards we’ve tested did not include it.

A another feature that the Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro Toxic Edition includes is T.M.R., or Temperature Monitoring Ready. Through the female

two-prong plug

above, the card is able to report temperature readings to an external display. Sapphire does not bundle a display, but retailers like Frozencpu.com and Radio Shack sell them.

The card’s extra size due to it’s large cooling solution will make it a tough sell for SFF owners, since you’d be hard pressed to find a SFF system the Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro Toxic Edition would fit in.

Despite the massive cooling solution the card uses, it really is relatively quiet, barely louder than ATI’s own reference design cooling for the R420..

And finally the board has the standard VGA, S-Video, and DVI outputs.

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