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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC Review

Rating: 9.5.

If you are in the market for a high end graphics solution then Sapphire surely have to be on your final shortlist. The company have been releasing award winning graphics cards consistently for the last year – featuring the best coolers that money can buy. Today we look at their very latest R9 290X Vapor-X OC featuring a custom designed three fan cooler and out of the box overclocked speeds. Is it worth the £500 asking price?

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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC Specification:-

  • GPU: Hawaii XT
  • Stream Processors: 2816
  • ROPS: 64
  • Core Speed: 1080MHz >
  • Memory Speed: 5640Mhz
  • Memory interface: 512-Bit
  • Memory capacity: 4096MB GDDR5
  • PCI-Express X16 lane required
  • 600W or greater PSU required
  • Power Connectors: 8-pin + 6-pin required
  • Display Outputs: 2x Dual Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
  • Warranty: 2yr

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  • Leo

    This is awesome- i love the GPU reviews here. Wish I had £500 spare, or £600 for the 8GB version.

  • Topperfalkon

    Sapphire focus a lot on the VRM’s – which many AMD partners DON”T. Glad to see you pointing it out in this review

  • Eran

    The Sapphire 290 is the better value card, its only 6 phase, not 10, but it overclocks well and saves you £130. enough to get a good new power supply

  • Ben

    I prefer their blue finish, to the orange. its very sexy. I still have a Sapphire AIW card, thats how well they are built 😉

  • Tjc

    Not much of an AMD fan but that card looks sexy.