Sapphire Nitro+ VEGA 64 Graphics Card Review




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Sapphire Nitro+ VEGA 64 Graphics Card Review

Sapphire Nitro+ VEGA 64

The AMD VEGA graphics cards have been with us for a little while now, but as a long time fan of Sapphire AMD GPUs, there’s been one in particular that I’ve been waiting for. Of course, I am talking about the Sapphire Nitro+ VEGA 64, which is set to be one of the best VEGA graphics cards on the market to date, and possibly the greatest we’ll see short of a water cooled edition.

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It features their biggest GPU cooler to date, measuring around 2-inches longer than the reference card, and taking up three slots in terms of thickness. This card is an absolute monster. Why is it so big? Because it features a huge three fan design, a plethora of high-quality heat pipes, a vapor chamber, a huge fin array, and massively upgraded power delivery hardware.

2x 92 mm + 1x 80 mm Fans and 3x 8 mm + 5x 6mm Heatpipes (VRM included)

To get the operational temperatures of the GPUs down to the targeted 70°C, SAPPHIRE has brought back its innovative vapor chamber technology made famous through SAPPHIRE’s Vapor-X series of graphics cards. Using this instead of the copper base on the GPU and HBM2 memory has lowered temperatures by up to 5°C. Heat is dissipated by a trio of efficient fans – two, slightly bigger, on the sides, running anticlockwise, and a smaller middle fan running clockwise to ensure optimal airflow.

Features

  • FreeSync Technology
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • Dual BIOS
  • AMD Liquid VR Technology
  • AMD Xconnect ready
  • DirectX™ 12 Optimized
  • Radeon VR ready Premium
  • HDR Ready
  • Frame Rate Target Control
  • NITRO Fan Check, Quick Connect system, Glow RGB LED, and CoolTech(NCT)
  • Intelligent Fan Control III
  • Black Diamond Choke 4
  • Fuse protection
  • Precision fan control
  • Robust VRM Cooling
  • Radeon Chill
  • Radeon Relive

Specifications

GPU
  • 4096 stream Processors
  • 14 nm FinFET
  • 4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
  • 1423 MHz Engine Clock
  • 1611 MHz Engine Boost Clock
Interface
  • PCI-Express 3.0
Memory
  • 2048 bit Memory Bus
  • HBM2 Memory Type
  • 945 MHz, Effective
  • 8 GB Size

Dimensions

  • 310(L)X 133(W)X 54 (H
For further details, please visit the official product page here.
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What Sapphire Had to Say

“The NITRO+ Radeon RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition card brings out the best of AMD’s VEGA architecture with factory-overclocked performance and an advanced custom cooling solution enshrouded in a captivating design. Enter the world of extreme gaming with high resolution, high refresh-rate displays and virtual reality headsets that you’ve always dreamed of. The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX VEGA 64 card comes factory-overclocked, achieving up to 7% better framerate compared to reference cards.” – Sapphire

What’s in the Box

Included with this graphics card, you’ll also find this awesome looking metal support bracket. This GPU is huge, and it’s heavy, so it’s nice that they’ve included the hardware required to prevent it from drooping.

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