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post #132 of 860
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My own experience with Sapphire is not very good. They are fine if you plan to run stock (or close to stock). But they are not very mod friendly. I couldn't get the bios mod to work when I had the Sapphire HD6950, and they don't overclock well on stock bios. I have much better luck with Asus and MSI.

You base that of of 1 single Sapphire card you once had ?

Ever tryed a Sapphire Toxic or Vapor-X card ?

IMO Sapphire is one of the best (if not best) vendor for AMD cards.

I think my bios modded 1376mhz 270x Toxic and 1250mhz 290x Vapor-X want to have a word with you.
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1317 huh

lol if only they had another 20 more mhz
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Essentially you're right;

Dual-X/Tri-X = Reference PCB with simple heat pipe cooling. Dual/Tri indicates the number of fans. Heat pipes distribute the heat towards the heat sink as evenly as possible for more efficient cooling than reference.

Nitro = Better than Dual/Tri-X cooling due to better fans & more heat pipes, higher quality chokes & capacitors. The cooling frame is also attached to PCB to create sturdy card without needing back plate, although a back plate is still possible.

Vapor-X = Superior cooling to Nitro due to vapor chamber cooling, along with high binned chips and/or improved PCB layout/quality, along with PCB cooling. Normally blue and black colors.

Toxic = Everything that Vapor-X has, except the vapor chamber tech is not guaranteed to be included. It does have even superior GPU binning to the Vapor-X and higher OC's, while often tries to look 'awesome', sometimes tries too hard (my personal opinion).

Ultimate = Totally silent cards without fans, only heat sinks.

ITX = Small form factor

Some things may vary, like LED lights etc.

Thanks so much for this breakdown on Sapphire cards, was never sure which one to get. Though not getting a 480, waiting for AIB Vega though may pick up an AIB 480 for now and then sell when Vega drops. Really need to replace my 650 Ti Boost.
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post #135 of 860
Grain of salt of course, but:

Base clocks: 1370 MHz
Boost clocks: 1390 MHz.

Source: http://up.picr.de/26222114le.jpg
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Grain of salt of course, but:

Base clocks: 1370 MHz
Boost clocks: 1390 MHz.

That is a substantially smaller boost from base clock compared to other models...
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This card looks simply beautifull
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There was rumor that amd 480 aib cards was coming out in middle of july which didn't happen. Now rumor going around its coming out next week 21st of july or augest but no official release date though.

I find this very odd that none of the Aib partner for amd announce official release date for custom 480 graphic card... I think something went wrong.
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There was rumor that amd 480 aib cards was coming out in middle of july which didn't happen. Now rumor going around its coming out next week 21st of july or augest but no official release date though.

I find this very odd that none of the Aib partner for amd announce official release date for custom 480 graphic card... I think something went wrong.

i think amd / nvidia are having yield issues with 14 / 16nm. even intel had a shortage with skylake for awhile. i know na was very short supply from august to december.
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They may be milking reference? Thousands of cards are sold every day, I'm not too familiar with the dynamics, but I don't think anythings wwent wrong, also 1060 isn't out.
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