Sapphire Reveals New 8GB R9 290x With Tri-X Cooler
Rikki Wright / 4 years ago
Sapphire are no stranger to pushing the boundaries of their graphics cards. In recent months, they released the industry leading R9 290X 8GB graphics card, with their outstanding Vapour-x cooling solution. Well they’re here again, offering an alternative version, again with 8GB of RAM, but with their acclaimed Tri-X cooling solution.
“The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X 8GB features the latest GCN (graphics core next) architecture from AMD with 2816 stream processing units and an enhanced engine clock of up to 1020Mhz. It is equipped with 8GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and now clocked at 1375 MHz (5.5GHz effective) delivering higher bandwidth than earlier models. Built on a SAPPHIRE original pcb, the layout incorporates a 6-phase VDDC power design. Two 8-pin power connectors ensure adequate system power is available (up to 375 Watts total including PCI-Express power).”
Using AMD’s Eyefinity technology, powering multiple screens, the visual experience will be extremely immersive. This particular graphics card will provide outstanding performance at all resolutions, but its primary target audience is the high-end, Ultra-HD (4k resolution) market. The 8GB VRAM will not only help those at higher resolutions, but also help those interested in running extreme mods on games such as Skyrim and the GTA series; we already know that at some points, modified GTA-IV can hit as high at 4GB VRAM.
Along with its immense VRAM quantity, the Tri-X R9 290x will offer the same standard technology that AMD released it with, such as AMD TrueAudio, HD3D, Powertune and more. Sapphire also bundles in its own TRIXX software to help overclock and monitor the graphics card during operation.
The Tri-X model is currently in production and expected to hit retail in the coming weeks.
Thank you Sapphire for providing us with this information