In all likelihood, the release of graphics cards with 8 GB of VRAM becomes a kind of a trend among manufacturers, and the company Sapphire is by no means an exception. Think of the new development in the face of Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X, the first rumors of which appeared last February, and now has become known “issue price” equal to € 730 in Europe.
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X
For the money you get a non-reference version AMD Radeon R9 290X chip Hawaii XT with 2816 stream processors, plus 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit bus, which is twice the standard amount. GPU clock speed and VRAM reach 1060 MHz and 5.6 GHz, respectively, which indicates a very serious factory overclocked.
This cooling for the graphics card, as the name implies, is responsible Vapor-X cooler with the vaporization chamber, supplemented, judging by the picture, three fans. Such a system must be very efficient to maintain a normal temperature and a plurality of chips VRAM GPU under acceleration, and the number of video outputs here includes a pair of Dual-link DVI and one HDMI and DisplayPort. Responsible for food two 8-pin power port.