Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC Released
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Sapphire have just added another exciting product to their already awesome line up of graphics hardware, the AMD based Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC. The new 290 is packed with several industry leading technologies and some tasty factory overclocks that should set it apart from the rest of the competition, but those of you familiar with Sapphires higher end products will already know this.
The Sapphire R9 290 Vapox-X features 2560 Stream Processors, 4GB of GDDR5 memory at 1400 Mhz (4.6GB/s effective), and high speed engine clocks of 1030 MHz. This is all delivered through specially designed high quality component, most importantly the power control circuitry with uses Digital Power Control and the new Aero6 VRM section, delivering 6-phase power with high power Direct-FET technology for the GPU, memory and control circuits. All of this is kept in check by the Vapor-X series cooler.
“The new Vapor-X cooler uses SAPPHIRE’s latest and highly acclaimed Tri-X structure comprising five heatpipes and three efficient fans. The core heatpipe is an industry leading 10mm pipe, flanked by two 8 mm pipes and two 6 mm pipes ensuring even heat distribution across the cooler. The three 90 mm fans use aerofoil section blades for maximum airflow with minimum noise, and are each equipped with two sets of dust repelling ball bearings.” Said Sapphire in a recent press release.
The Vapor-X style coolers have already proven to be some of the coolest and quietest performing graphics thermal solutions on the market, so we’ll expect great things from their latest card. Not only does it promise to perform well, but it also looks stunning and the mixture of black with blue trim and that hefty back plate gives their new card a premium quality appearance.
“The SAPPHIRE R9 290 Vapor-X is equipped with a Dual BIOS – so at the touch of a button it can be switched between compatibility with the latest UEFI or for use in legacy based systems. For optimum performance this card should be used in a mainboard with PCI Express Gen 3.0 expansion slots. Multiple cards can be used in AMD CrossFire in a compatible mainboard.”
We look forward to checking out this card in the near future, expect it to start popping up at most popular online retailers over the next few days with a 15-20% premium over the stock R9 290 cards.
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