Sapphire outs overclocked HD 6850

Graphics card outfit Sapphire has added an overclocked HD 6850 to its range of AMD offerings. The HD 6850 Toxic boasts faster clocks, a better cooler and more output options than the standard.

The Sapphire HD 6850 TOXIC Edition has the same internal architecture as the standard model, with 960 stream processors and 48 texture processing units, but clock speeds are increased to 820MHz for the core and 1100MHz (4.4Gb/sec effective) for the memory.

The oufit added an improved cooler, which it reckons will still leave some margin for overclocking. The firm recently inrtoduced an overclocking tool - TriXX - which is available to users who join the Sapphire Select Club.

The HD 6850 TOXIC Edition boasts one HDMI and two mini DisplayPort connectors, enabling the card to support up to four monitors in Eyefinity (SLS) mode. With the release of the DisplayPort v1.2 drivers, it will be also be possible to daisy chain additional DisplayPort v1.2 monitors from each DisplayPort output.

The SAPPHIRE HD 6800 series is supported by AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver which delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 features required for enhanced gaming experiences as well as GPU acceleration of supported applications.

For more information, visit www.sapphiretech.com