With a huge release of updated AMD products in Q4 this year, many manufacturers decided to launch with standard coolers (reference design). When KitGuru looks back across all of the new Radeons, one cooling solutions stands out – and that is the Toxic cooler fitted to the R9 280X and R9 270X.
When you look at the Thermal Dynamics of the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Edition, you can see that when you're engaged in hardcore, full HD gaming – it can be up to 10 degrees cooler than rival cards.
What makes it more remarkable, is that this cooling is achieved while noise output remains around average for the group of cards it competes with.
So that's a cool looking card (style -wise), that is actually around 10 degrees cooler (thermal dynamics-wise) – without a significant increase in noise?
If you were wondering exactly where the improvements came from, here is Sapphire's Bill Donnelly with an explanation:-[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwCWTwTPguY']
You can get the latest price/availability info from here.
KitGuru says: It will cost you a bit more than a reference card, but it will deliver much more than a reference card. One of the most impressive cooling solutions we have ever seen.
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