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With all of the Sapphire cards that launched this year the one model that I didn’t get a chance to check out was their Vapor-X cards. They share a lot of the styling of their other cards but Sapphire changed up the cooling design with a vapor chamber sitting between the heatsink and the GPU and PCB to spread out the heat for better cooling. I had to see how it compares to the standard Tri-X cooling as well as the competition, so I got in touch with Sapphire and put their Vapor-X 290 to the test.

Product Name: Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290

Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

Display Support

Supports up to 3 display monitor(s) without DisplayPort

4 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support

Output

1 x HDMI (with 3D)

1 x DisplayPort 1.2

2 x Dual-Link DVI-D

GPU

1030 MHz Core Clock

28 nm Chip

2560 x Stream Processors

Video Memory

4096 MB Size

512 -bit GDDR5

5600 MHz Effective

Dimension

305(L)X 114(W)X 47(H) mm Size.

2.5 x slot

Software

Driver CD

SAPPHIRE TriXX Utility

Accessory

8-PIN to 4 PIN x2 Power Cable

HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable(Full Retail SKU only)

 

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