Sapphire Nitro AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (OC Edition)


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Sapphire Radeon R9 390X TRI-X 8GB. Graphics processor family: AMD, Graphics processor: Radeon R9 390X, Maximum resolution: 4096 x 2160 pixels. Discrete graphics adapter memory: 8 GB, Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR5-SDRAM, Memory bus: 512 bit. Interface type: PCI Express 3.0. DirectX version: 12.0, Shader model version: 5.0, OpenGL version: 4.5. Cooling type: Active, Number of slots: 2.2, Colour of product: Black


The SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X features the latest version of our award winning Tri-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its industry leading 10mm heatpipe and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contribute to consistent performance and high reliability. Based on the latest GCN architecture from AMD, the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X supports DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync, LiquidVR and Ultra HD. With an 8GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 4 it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 and beyond.

Introducing AMD LiquidVR
LiquidVR™ is an AMD initiative dedicated to making VR as comfortable and realistic as possible by creating and maintaining what’s known as “presence” — a state of immersive awareness where situations, objects, or characters within the virtual world seem “real.” Guided by close collaboration with key technology partners in the ecosystem, LiquidVR™ uses AMD’s GPU software and hardware sub-systems to tackle the common issues and pitfalls of achieving presence, such as reducing motion-to-photon latency to less than 10 milliseconds. This is a crucial step in addressing the common discomforts, such as motion sickness, that may occur when you turn your head in a virtual world and it takes even a few milliseconds too long for a new perspective to be shown.

AMD Freesync technology
No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.
AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuay.

FREESYNC USES INDUSTRY-STANDARD DISPLAYPORT ADAPTIVE-SYNC Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency
- Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
- Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now

DirectX® 12
DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.

AMD Eyefinity Technology
Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.

AMD Crossfire™
Harness the power of multiple GPUs
AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.

This product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode. By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled.

Secure boot
- Sapphire product with “Dual Firmware Support” function equips the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the opening system itself loads.

Faster boot and resume times
- When compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.

16K Hours Capacitor
High quality aluminum-made long life capacitor lengthens the life time of the product. Improved reliability and better overclocking are possible by using only high-polymer, aluminum capacitors which possess far superior characteristics than regular aluminum capacitor for a longer product life. When operational temperatures drop by 20°C, the product life span is extended by a factor of ten, when the operational temperature increases by 20°C, the product life span only decreases by 10%.

Two-ball bearing
Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.

10mm heat pipe
10mm diameter copper heat pipe has 53% better efficiency at dissipating heat than 8mm heat-pipe. Single 10Ø heat pipe is capable to handle 90W thermal dissipating. (8Ø is designed for TDP 65W). With 1x 10mm, 2 x 8mm and 2x 6mm heat pipe, the module is designed to handle over 300W GPU Power.

Component Heat Spreader
A long the edge of the card, the PCB is extended out with copper foil exposed to air. An additional heat-sink mounted directly to this copper layer allows heat absorbing into the PCB from the GPU and other components, and transferred to the heat-sink and cooled by the airflow. Basically, Heat Spreader is able to reduce core temperature by 2 degree C.

Intelligent Fan Control II
Intelligent fan control allows one or more fans to be stopped for lower noise when the card is under light load and automaticaly restarted when the card temperature rises

Product Details

18 Jun 2015
Product Group
Graphics Cards
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Graphics processor
Radeon R9 390X
Graphics processor family
Maximum displays per videocard
Maximum resolution
4096 x 2160 pixels
Processor frequency
1055 GHz
Stream processors
Internal memory
8 GB
Internal memory type
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
Discrete graphics adapter memory
8 MB
Graphics adapter memory type
Memory bus
512 bit
Ports & interfaces
HDMI ports quantity
DVI port
DisplayPorts quantity
Interface type
PCI Express 3.0
Weight & Dimensions
308 mm
42.3 mm
127 mm
Colour of product
Cooling type
Number of slots
DirectX version
Dual Link DVI
OpenCL version
OpenGL version
Shader model version
TV tuner integrated
Minimum system power supply
750 W
Power consumption (typical)
375 W
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
System requirements
Minimum system requirements
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 8,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Pro
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Good for gaming

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I bought this product almost a year ago. I game most evenings and I cannot complain about this graphics card. It drives my ultra wide panel without problems and Freesync does a great job to minimize screen tearing. The 3 fan design ensures the card runs well below the reference board with the blower style fans. It rarely heats up to a noise that I can hear, even in the hot summers.

A little power hungry, but nothing a stronger PSU cant fix. Above all, it looks great inside any case.


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Dank af bruv.