Card Layout and Photos
The biggest feature on the Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X is Sapphire’s Vapor chamber cooling technology packed into the cards heatsink. The vapor chamber pulls the heat away from the GPU out to the cards heatsinks. After that the two fans keep the heatsink nice and cool.
I know I have said it before, but I think Sapphire has outdone themselves once again with the fan shroud on this card. The combination of black and silver almost looks like a black lightning bolt across the side and the use of the smooth plastic piece on the top tops it off. The bottom half is a reflective sticker with the Sapphire HD 7770 on is as well as an AMD Radeon logo. Having the sapphire logo up top gives you a nice view when the card is in your case as well.
Just like the other HD 7770’s that we have had in the office the HD 7770 Vaper-X is sporting a 6 pin tucked in under the heatsink on the back.
The last HD 7770 we saw from Sapphire was sporting one DVI port, one HDMI, and two mini Displayport’s. This time around we have two dual link DVI’s, one HDMI, and one full sized Displayport. This is a much better configuration than before.
Although the card overall is really slick, a nice black PCB would have been the icing on the cake for this card. Sapphire went with a green/blue hue for the PCB.