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Originally Posted by bonami2 View Post

Sapphire is not high end.

They make motherboard. But never launched worldwide.

Asus Msi Gigabyte and Evga are to my eye the leader.

How can EVGA be a leader of these GPUs? They are Nvidia exclusive. We are talking about AMD graphics cards, not Nvidia. Sapphire is AMD exclusive. Of all the GPU partner manufacturers, Sapphire is to AMD what EVGA is to Nvidia. Sapphire may make some barely average GPUs on the low end side, but so does EVGA. And just like EVGA has some of the best top end boards, so does Sapphire with their Toxic line.
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I know this card does not look bad but personally I would have liked a shorter but longer with 3 fans card.
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I don't think I've ever waited the base and boost clocks of a card more than for this SKU lol.
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Dual X is what you get when you want no frills and don't want a blower style cooler. Decent temps, reliablility etc.
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Dual X is what you get when you want no frills and don't want a blower style cooler. Decent temps, reliablility etc.

Well yea the reaaon i got it was i was late and the stock where low. When r9 was going to release soon.

Got the 7950 for 280$ brand new. Was a great deal. Now need to spend 700$ for an upgrade feel kinda strange.
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I do think it goes Dual X < Nitro < Vapor-X < Toxic, so I agree with you here.

I could be wrong.
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.
Edited by NightAntilli - 7/13/16 at 12:50pm
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Rly? I think my 290 tri-X has the cooling frame attached to PCB
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It can be, but is not guaranteed. Just like the Nitro can have a back plate (R9 Fury/RX480), but is not guaranteed (R9 390 etc).

The Nitro basically replaced the Dual/Tri-X anyway, so, it's probably not relevant anymore either.
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It can be, but is not guaranteed. Just like the Nitro can have a back plate (R9 Fury/RX480), but is not guaranteed (R9 390 etc).

The Nitro basically replaced the Dual/Tri-X anyway, so, it's probably not relevant anymore either.

Nitro was a cheaper more focused card.
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Nitro was a cheaper more focused card.

No. Tri-X was the cheaper card overall, reference caps/chokes, reference board and a similar fan to the nitro overall. Nitro has better components however slight and a custom pcb for the 300 series, Fiji, and the upcoming RX480.
Edited by rv8000 - 7/13/16 at 1:09pm
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