It’s crazy that it was all the way back in 2014 when Sapphire first introduced their R9 285 ITX Compact. That that time we were excited because Ed from Sapphire had been taking a lot of notes at our LANs on builds like our LunchBox 3 and we finally saw why. The 285 ITX Compact blew me away by standing above all of the other ITX cards on the market both in gaming performance but also in cooling performance. In fact, I know a few of the LanOC staff swapped to the card in their LAN rigs. Well I still have it in the LunchBox 3 but I’ve been itching to build a new LAN rig and the first thing I need is a compact ITX card to put in it. As luck would have it Sapphire just refreshed their R9 380 ITX Compact with 4 gigs of ram so today I’m going to put it through the ringer and find out how it performs.

Product Name: Sapphire R9 380 ITX Compact 4GB

Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE



1792 Stream Processors

28 nm

Graphics Core Next (GCN)

1000 MHz Engine Clock

Interface PCI-Express 3.0

256 bit Memory Bus

GDDR5 Memory Type

4096 MB Size

Displays Maximum 4 Outputs

1 x DVI-D

1 x HDMI

2 x Mini DisplayPort


4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution

2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution

1920x1200 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

Black diamond choke


AMD Liquid VR technology

AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)

AMD TrueAudio technology


Single fan

Two ball bearing

Form Factor

2 Part Slot Occupied

6.7 x 4.57 x 1.46 Dimension /Inch

170 x 116.15 x 37 Dimension /mm

Power Consumption 225W

Windows 10

Windows 8/8.1

Windows 7

System Requirement

500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)

1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector

2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software

PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37658 12 Feb 2016 18:59
LAN season is about to start and Sapphire has a new ITX card with a little more memory for your LANrig builds!

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