Company Sapphire introduced the AMD Radeon graphics card R9 290X Tri-X with a double dose of video memory – it is the second R9 290X from Sapphire camp with 8Gb of GDDR5 memory the first one was featuring Vapor-x cooling system (Sapphire Radeon R9 290x 8GB Vapor-X OC).
The card is pre-accelerated to the level of 1020 MHz for the GPU Hawaii XT (SP 2816) and 5500 MHz for the video memory (8 GB GDDR5 512-bit). Therefore, we can say that its performance will be slightly lower than the version Vapor-X.
Accelerator was used to cool the system designed by Tri-X, which consists of two big Heatsinks featuring several copper heat pipes and three large fans. It is worth noting that the card belongs to the powerful construction – in practice, three Slot card.
For display output it includes two DVI-D output HDMI and one DisplayPort 1.2 1.4a. In order to power the card you have to connect two 8-pin power plugs.
Specifications of Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC 8Gb:
- Core: Hawaii XT
- Stream Processors: 2816
- Core clock: 1020MHz
- Video Memory: 8 GB GDDR5 512-bit
- Memory clock speed: 5500 MHz
- Power connectors: 2x 8-pin
- Video Output: 2x DVI-D, HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2
- Cooling: Tri-X (3-Slot)
Price of the card has not yet been disclosed.