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SAPPHIRE Releases New R9 290X Vapor-X OC Graphics Card

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Old 13-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Post SAPPHIRE Releases New R9 290X Vapor-X OC Graphics Card

SAPPHIRE technology has just added another new model to its highly acclaimed Vapor-X family of graphics cards in the successful R9 series.

Based on the award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture from AMD with 2816 Stream Processors, the SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X is an Overclocked edition which boasts 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 1410MHz (5.64GBps effective) and high speed engine clocks of 1080MHz. Together these clocks deliver industry leading performance but to achieve this performance with stability and reliability demands high quality components throughout the design (especially in the power control circuitry) together with a sophisticated cooling solution.

The user has a simple visual indication of the temperature of the card as the colour of the LED illuminated SAPPHIRE logo on the side of the card will change from blue when cool, through yellow and on to red when running hot.

The SAPPHIRE R9 290X 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.

To deliver sufficient power for maximum performance, the Vapor-X series uses Digital Power control and a new Aero10 VRM section delivering 10-phase power with high power Direct-FET technology to the GPU, memory, and control circuitry. The power design uses the latest version of SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes, so called because they feature a black ferrite cooler for cool running and better efficiency. High reliability solid electrolyte capacitors are used throughout. The Aero10 gets its name because the layout of the 10-phase power circuits, chokes, and the dedicated FET cooler resembles the appearance of a high performance engine.

The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X is equipped with Dual DVI-D, High speed HDMI 1.4a, and DisplayPort 1.2 outputs enabling it to support the latest digital monitors. It is ideal for use with three monitor Eyefinity set-ups, with no active adapter needed, or up to five displays in total, as well as with the latest high resolution 4K displays.

The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X is shipping now and will be available from the usual SAPPHIRE etailers and retailers.
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