We visited Sapphire at Hall 19, Booth B35-1. We saw the latest products from the company, with highlights being the BLIZZARD RADEON X1900 XTX graphics card and the RADEON X1600 PRO HDMI.
It seems that Sapphire's latest model is 6 foot tall with long blonde hair!!! The water cooling is a different issue altogether :-)
With the BLIZZARD RADEON X1900 XTX model, Sapphire offers its own water cooling solution.
BLIZZARD Liquid Cooling System
Pure Copper Water Block for superior heat conductivity
Pure Copper Radiator for great heat dissipation
Speed adjustable transparent blue LED fan (18/26dBA at 2000/2500RPM)
RADEON™ X1900 XTX core (650MHz)
512MB GDDR3 onboard memory (1550MHz)
PCI Express x16
Video-In and Video-Out
2 Sapphire Select Unlock keys
The new X1600Pro from Sapphire has an HDMI interface and a S/PDIF connector, meaning it can process both video and audio on one card. The Silicon Image 1930 processor in combination with the AKM PPL and 8051μC chipsets are responsible for this.
The Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro HDMI card is scheduled for availability in April and will deliver both audio and video to HDMI compliant displays and televisions.
The Sapphire RADEON X1600Pro with its 12 Pixel pipelines provides, the highest graphics performance in its class even for shader intensive gaming. Equipped with 128MB of GDDR3 memory, this model features clock speeds of 500MHz (core) and 800MHz (memory).