We are extremely impressed with what Sapphire did with the Toxic variation and the best news is that this powerhouse works very fine in A-Eon technology’s AmigaOne x5000 and x1000 workstations. In a cool black and orange casing through which can be seen a thin, metal heatsink. One glance at it and you know the Toxic R9 270X is going to perform well. Unfortunately, you’ll need a deep case in which to install it because the card is a massive 308mm long. Indeed, it only just fitted in our test PC by a whisker. Once installed, you’ll need two spare 6-pin PCI-E connectors to power it. While we know most companies choose to leave the memory clock alone, Sapphire pushed the 2GB of GDDR5 up also to 6000MHz QDR! The build quality of the Toxic Edition is fantastic. Sapphire used their latest Tri-X cooler with 10mm heatpipes and have incorporated a 10 phase power system on this card to offer maximum stability under overclocked load situations. The use of high grade diamond black chokes is also reassuring to see, especially as this card is so highly overclocked out of the box. The AMD Radeon R9 270X is a solid gaming graphics card and we were very impressed by how it performed. At the end of the day the AMD Radeon R9 270X is one of the best graphics card on the AmigaOne market today. You can purchase the Radeon R9 270X Toxic Edition on the webstore of ‘Amiga on the lake’ for $239.99.

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