SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact Edition Gets 4GB Frame buffer!


SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact Edition Gets 4GB Frame buffer!

Best in Class performance in ITX format

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced that its successful ITX series of graphics cards has been enhanced with the introduction of a 4GB version of the SAPPHIRE R9 380 Compact ITX Edition making it the most powerful and flexible mainstream ITX solution on the market.

The SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact edition was developed especially for small form factor PC systems for gaming or general purpose computing and is the only ITX board on the market using this generation of technology and delivering this class of performance. It has a short PCB, measuring only 171mm long, and featuring an efficient multi-heatpipe cooler using a single fan with dual ball bearings for high reliability as well as SAPPHIRE exclusive Black Diamond chokes providing stability. The new model has 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 1400MHz (5.6GB/s effective) and a GCN (AMD Graphics Core Next) core with 1792 stream processors clocked at 980MHz.

Like all the latest models, the R9 380 ITX Compact edition delivers the latest features of AMD GCN, including AMD FreeSync for stutter-free gaming and AMD TrueAudio technology for the most realistic sound reproduction in games. It also delivers AMD Image quality enhancement, AMD HD Media accelerator and AMD PowerTune for optimum performance and support for AMD VSR (Virtual Super Resolution) and FRTC (Frame Rate Target Control).

The 4GB frame buffer allows for greater texture detail in games, and for smoother handling of larger files in applications like photo or video editing. With a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 3 it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience in high detail at 1080p and beyond. It offers support for the very latest games and applications with DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5 and the on-board Dual BIOS supports both UEFI and legacy systems.

This model supports AMD Eyefinity, for multi-screen operation with four monitors natively and up to six monitors with the use of MST hubs or Daisy-chained monitors. It is CrossFire ready for accelerated performance using multiple cards in a CrossFire enabled mainboard, and no interconnect cables are required as CrossFire is now enabled over the PCI-Express bus.

AMD APP acceleration is also supported for enhanced performance in a wide range of applications using the stream processing capabilities and specific hardware features of the GCN graphics architecture. Typical applications include Video encoding and decoding, compression and multiplexing for media distribution, gaming and video conferencing. APP acceleration can also enhance everyday tasks such as Internet browsing, Office applications and file compression with supported software suites.

The SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact edition is shipping now, and is available from SAPPHIRE etailers and retailers worldwide.