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[RT] Sapphire Releases R9 290 Vapor-X OC

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Based on the award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture from AMD with 2560 Stream Processors, the SAPPHIRE R9 290 Vapor-X is an Overclocked edition which boasts 4 GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 1400 MHz (5.6 GB/s effective) and high speed engine clocks of 1030 MHz. Together these clocks deliver industry leading performance - but to achieve this performance with stability and reliability demands high quality components throughout the design (especially in the power control circuitry) together with a sophisticated cooling solution.

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The blue looks so much better than the orange/yellow
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So wait, this is just them announcing that the 290 non X is geting a Vapor-X variant? Or are they officially releasing the Vapor-X series in the next few days?
 
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So essentially the Tri-X in blue with a vapour plate, and finally with a non-reference PCB if I'm reading this correctly.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 4/4/14 at 2:59pm
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So wait, this is just them announcing that the 290 non X is geting a Vapor-X variant? Or are they officially releasing the Vapor-X series in the next few days?
I think it's both the X and non-X
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8LioFXbgCM
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Why do all the 290's have the same dumb display outputs?
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Why do all the 290's have the same dumb display outputs?

Ill never undersatnd why we need 8gb w/out the ports eyefinity users need rolleyes.gif
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we dont need 8gb, i bet a majority of the sales the 8gb card will get are the uniformed people sapphire is marketing these cards to who think more vram = more fps, so we will most likely see some people posting something along the lines of " why am i not getting 5095489094358934 fps @ 1080p now? i have 8gb of vram????" its happened before and history tends to repeat itself.
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The additional heatsink thing is interesting. And the card looks nice. But I wish Sapphire would make their own extra-wide PCB, tons-of-power-phase equivalent to the Lightning and Platinum.
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its pretty standard for gpu makers to put heatsinks on there now. except for xfx who refuse to believe VRMS need cooling for some reason.

I doubt this card will need an extra wide pcb and tons of power phases because i doubt we will be seeing this card used on ln2 ever, except for maybe someone really bored tongue.gif
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we dont need 8gb, i bet a majority of the sales the 8gb card will get are the uniformed people sapphire is marketing these cards to who think more vram = more fps, so we will most likely see some people posting something along the lines of " why am i not getting 5095489094358934 fps @ 1080p now? i have 8gb of vram????" its happened before and history tends to repeat itself.

Or maybe they decided that since 4GB of RAM maybe cost them $20,they can increase the usefulness of their product in a variety of markets,like compute and rendering.I mean,I guess they could only provide that in a special edition and charge twice as much,but then their competitior does that,so why not?
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