While the move from the 200 series to the 300 series was mostly just a bump in clock speed and memory capacities, Sapphire made even bigger changes in their product line. Even though their 200 Series cards were very popular they still redesigned their cooling design and even introduced a new line that they call Nitro. Today I’m going to take a look at the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 and see what has changed in the product line as well as get a look at the performance of the R9 390 to see how it compares to the R9 290 that it replaced.

Product Name: Sapphire Nitro R9 390

Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

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2560 Stream Processors

28 nm

Graphics Core Next (GCN)

1010 MHz  Engine Clock

Interface PCI-Express 3.0

512 bit Memory Bus

GDDR5 Memory Type

8192 MB Size

Displays Maximum 4 Outputs

1 x DVI-I

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort


4096x2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution

2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution

1920 x1200 Pixel Single Link DVI Resolution

2160P HDMI Resolution


OpenGL® 4.5

OpenCL 2.0

DirectX® 12

Shader Model 5.0


AMD CrossFire

AMD PowerTune

AMD ZeroCore Power Technology

FreeSync Technology

AMD Eyefinity

Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)

Video Codec Engine (VCE)

AMD HD3D Technology

Component Heat Spreader

16K Hours Capacitor

Black diamond choke

Intelligent Fan Control

10mm Heat Pipe


AMD Liquid VR technology

AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)

AMD TrueAudio technology

Universal Video Decoder (UVD)

Sapphire LED indicator


Tri-X fans

Two-ball bearing

Form Factor

2.2 Part Slot Occupied

308 X 127 X 42.3 Dimension /mm

Power Consumption 375W
OS Windows 10Windows 8/8.1Windows 7 
System Requirements

750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)

2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36861 24 Jul 2015 18:05
Today I check out the new Nitro R9 390 from Sapphire, have a great weekend everyone!

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