Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 04 April 2014 18:33

Sapphire officially launches R9 290 Vapor-X OC

Written by Slobodan Simic

Factory-overclocked to 1030MHz for the GPU

Sapphire has unveiled the latest member of the Vapor-X OC lineup, the Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC graphics card. Based on the same 28nm Hawaii GPU with 2560 Stream Processors, the new Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC features a hefty factory overclock as well as the new Vapor-X cooler.

The new Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC works at 1030MHz for the GPU and comes equipped with 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1400MHz (5.6GHz effective). As a part of Sapphire's high-end Vapor-X OC lineup, the new graphics card combines the new Vapor-X cooler as well as the new Power Control circuitry, or precisely, the new VRM Engine which uses Digital Power control and features the new Aero6 VRM design with 6-phase Direct-FET power for the GPU, memory and control circuitry. It also comes with Sapphire Black Diamond chockesy as well as highly reliable solid electrolyte capacitors.

The new triple fan, dual slot Vapor-X cooler combines Sapphire Vapor-X technology with Sapphire's Tri-X structure which uses five heatpipes and three fans. The main 10mm heatpipe is complemented with two 8mm and two 6mm heatpipes in order to ensure maximum heat distribution, while three 90mm fans should keep the main heatsink well cooled. According to Sapphire, the new R9 290 Vapor-X OC should be between 5 and 10 degrees cooler than with Tri-X technology alone.

Design wise, the new R9 290 Vapor-X OC features black/blue color scheme and features LED illuminated Sapphire logo located on the side of the card which will change from blue when the card is cool, to yellow and red when it heats up. The R9 290 Vapor-X OC also features Dual BIO option and comes with two DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

Unfortunately, Sapphire did not reveal any details regarding the price but did note that the Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC is shipping now and will be available from usual Sapphire etailers and retailers.

sapphire R9290Vapor-XOC-1

 

sapphire R9290Vapor-XOC-2

 

Last modified on Friday, 04 April 2014 18:59
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments