Since we have tight collaboration with Sapphire and, obviously, AMD we have already seen most of the new “stuff” that Sapphire have presented on 2012 CeBIT. But, lads and ladies at Sapphire have managed to surprise us with few aces up their sleeves.
First interesting device is VID-2X which is used to split video output for one monitor on two monitors using extended display mode if needed. This can be interesting solution for users that find out that one display is just not enough.
All you need to do is plug video cable from PC or laptop to VID-2X and you are ready to go. Video signal will be passed to two monitors with each monitor using 1920x1080 max. Since more than one VID-2X can be used to combine more than two monitors possibilities of this “little black box” are almost limitless when it comes to video signal distribution. Making an video wall was never this easy. Price range for VID-2X is around 100$ which is not exactly cheap, but let’s face it, it does have some neat features.
Sapphire Edge HD3 is slightly upgraded device that we tested few months ago. Now it is based on AMD APU and uses USB 3.0 for connectivity. Vapor-X is brand name used for GPU cooling solutions, but now, Sapphire has made an CPU cooler based on vapor-chamber technology.
There will be models for AMD and Intel CPUs and we are eager to see final product since all model that were displayed on Sapphire booth were engineering samples.