5870 Sapphire OR Diamond

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Joined: 08/07/2010
Posts: 44

I am thinking of buying a 5870 for my next pc and I don't know what brand to choose between diamond and sapphire.
Sapphire has a different fan and looks differen't but i don't know if that is a good thing or not because I can't find out which runs cooler.
If you have diamond of sapphire 5870 but you have no idea which is better, please post the temperature at idle.


CPU: I5-760 @3.4 Ghz | MoBo: Msi H55M-p31
GPU: 5870 Sapphire | Ram: 8 Gb @1333Mhz
Case&PSU: Antec Sonata 3-500W | OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Cooler: Deepcool Icefrige mini FS| Monitor: 23.7' LG Flatron W2443T 1080p LCD

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

I would go with Sapphire because you get 2 year warranty and with Diamond it's only 1.

k1llg0r3's picture
Joined: 06/28/2010
Posts: 238

Diamond always just uses the reference design, and thats it, sapphire has made a custom cooler, I think the custom one alctually helps keep it a tad cooler.