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Sapphire released some photos of their Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro edition, first things first, it has an 8-pin power connector. The card comes with an in-house PCB design and latest generation Nitro cooler with two 90mm spinners.

The fans can actually be removed to clean. As stated the card has an 8-pin power connector positioned at the rear side of the card and here it comes, has RGB LED lighting configurable by a button on the rear side. The dual-BIOS card is expected to run 1317 MHz on the max boost frequency. It comes with a back-plate and currently listed for 249 GBO, which is 20 bucks over reference.








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inb4 cheese grater comments rolleyes.gif

seriously though sapphire, wheres the toxic? mad.gif
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1317 huh
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People are saying "only" 51Mhz over reference? Well, the reference R9 290 was 900 Mhz Core, the Sapphire Tri-X was at ... 957 Mhz core. Yes, % comparison its less, but we will have to wait and see how OC affects power consumption on the AIB models. If it goes to the moon with 100 more Mhz, the AIB vendors will keep the clocks more moderate.
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I think it looks pretty sweet. I always wondered why most aftermarket coolers don't have power pin connectors on the side instead.
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I want VRM pics!
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I think it looks pretty sweet. I always wondered why most aftermarket coolers don't have power pin connectors on the side instead.

It just makes sense to have it on the side. That really should be the standard these days.
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We've known about this for a couple weeks now. I thought this was a review >.>
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Looks slightly smaller than usual.

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People are saying "only" 51Mhz over reference? Well, the reference R9 290 was 900 Mhz Core, the Sapphire Tri-X was at ... 957 Mhz core. Yes, % comparison its less, but we will have to wait and see how OC affects power consumption on the AIB models. If it goes to the moon with 100 more Mhz, the AIB vendors will keep the clocks more moderate.

Reference 290 was 947MHz me thinks.


Anyways, sapphire is promising easy fan removal, which is sweet. I'm so glad that Sapphire makes AMD cards. I think they are the best on the market.
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