Shortly after the introduction of the Radeon HD 6700 video cards into the retail market by AMD, Sapphire has announced a series of new graphics solutions, based on the re-branded Juniper GPUs, which includes two factory overclocked Vapor-X and one FleX Edition models.The Radeon HD 6700-series graphics cards are just rebranded versions of AMD's previous HD 5700 offering and feature the same specifications, clocks, power requirements and PCB designs as their Juniper counterparts.
The BIOS is the only thing that was modified in order to deliver support for HDMI 1.4a and for the additional resolutions and bitrates required by the Blu-Ray 3D’s MVC(H.264) profiles.
Moving back to Sapphire's new cards, the HD 6770 family includes two stock clocked models with either 1GB or 512MB of GDRR5 memory and DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs as well as a Vapor-X offering that has its graphics core running at 860MHz.
At the top of the range is the HD 6770 1GB FleX Edition, which allows for three DVI monitors to be connected in Eyefinity mode, without the need to use the DisplayPort output or active adapters. Up to four monitors can be enabled if the DisplayPort output is used.
There will also be two models in the HD 6750 family, again including 1GB and 512MB memory options, with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity.
In addition, Sapphire has also announced an HD 6750 1GB Vapor-X model, that comes factory overclocked and supports dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
Pricing for the new cards hasn't been established, but AMD stated that the Radeon HD 6700-series solutions should retail for about the same price as their Juniper counterparts.
Spec wise, the Radeon HD 6770 features 800 stream processors, 40 texture units, 16 ROP units, a GPU clock of 850MHz and a 128-bit memory interface while the less powerful HD 6750 packs 720 stream processors, 36 texture units, 16 ROP units, a 700MHz GPU clock, and the same 128-bit interface.