If you have been following our news feed over the last couple of months, you will have already seen the information we shared on the Sapphire R9 290X VaporX OC in a whopping 8GB configuration.
We have been receiving a lot of emails asking when Sapphire were due to release the solution however no dates were forthcoming. We just heard that Overclockers UK have a very limited stock of this monster 8GB card, which is retailing for £599.99 inc vat. If you want a future proofed solution to play the latest Direct X 11 games across three screens or on a new Ultra HD 4K panel then it seems a good choice.
OCUK say on their page “OcUK has a worldwide exclusive on the only 8GB 290X in existence, but this is not any 290X it’s a highly fine tuned machine being the Vapor-X edition with near silent cooling solution. Running with a 1060MHz core clock and with memory clocked at 5600MHz makes this card absolutely perfect for a 4K setup, even more so with a pair or three of these in Crossfire. That means you could play games like Skyrim with expansion packs at 4k resolution and still not run out of VRAM.”
– GPU: Hawaii XT
– Litecoin Hash Rate: 850-1000
– Stream Processors: 2816
– ROPS: 64
– Core Speed: 1060MHz >
– Memory Speed: 5600Mhz
– Memory interface: 512-Bit
– Memory capacity: 8192MB GDDR5
– PCI-Express X16 lane required
– 600W or greater PSU required
– Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin required
– Display Outputs: 2x Dual Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
– Warranty: 2yr
Kitguru says: We have been told this is very, very limited edition, so once stocks vanish it will be no longer available – anywhere!