SAPPHIRE brings NITRO Gear and Thunderbolt™ 3 accessories to Computex 2017


Key points:

  • New SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear series of accessories: extra LED fans and backplate/shroud sets for card customization.
  • SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition – new best edition.
  • New Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles – with DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity.
  • Live demos for visitors at Computex 2017 – Nangang Exhibition Hall – 5F – Conference Room: 503.

May 25th, 2017 – SAPPHIRE Technology is unveiling brand new products at Computex 2017. The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Series will provide SAPPHIRE users with more customization options than ever, with LED fans as well as new backplate & shroud sets. After the enthusiastic reception of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition, SAPPHIRE will offer a Special Edition version with blue shroud and backplate, and high factory overclock as part of its regular offer. For ultrabook owners, SAPPHIRE is bringing new Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles with 2x DisplayPort or 2x HDMI outputs.

Accessories for NITRO-charged gamers

Demand for personalization in PC gaming hardware is increasing. To meet it, SAPPHIRE is introducing a brand-new NITRO Gear Series of accessories. To begin with, the company will offer extra LED fans (with dual-ball bearing) in 3 backlight colors – white, red and blue. SAPPHIRE users can easily swap their stock fans with the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect system. Packs with one 95 mm fan in selected colors will be available to buy. The fans are compatible with all SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and Pulse RX 580 / 570 models as well as NITRO/NITRO+ RX 480 / 470 models.

The NITRO Gear lineup also includes sets of cooling shroud and backplate in 2 different colors – Azure Ice and Crimson Fire. Users can replace the default parts of their NITRO+ RX 580 (including the Limited and Special Edition) or RX 570 with these high-quality equivalents and get a stylish fresh look for their graphics cards. Sets of backplate and shroud will start shipping soon.

Special Edition, special features

With unique, critically-acclaimed SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition now sold out, SAPPHIRE is bringing to the market a new, volume product. The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition inherits most of the Limited Edition’s features and comes in a brand new metallic blue color. The card runs with a high factory-overclocked 1430 MHz boost clock. The memory clock has also been bumped to 2100 MHz, resulting in 8.4 Gbps of throughput.

The Special Edition is filled with features and technologies that NITRO+ users have come to expect: QuickConnect, Fan Check and Fan Service for holistic cooling maintenance, NITRO Glow RGB LED, semi-passive Dual-X cooling and durable, state-of-the-art components.

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition is shipping now and will soon be available at retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles for flexible ultrabook display connectivity

With more and more portable PC devices adopting the Thunderbolt™ 3 technology – most notably Apple MacBooks – the demand for driving multiple displays using this modern connector in increasing. For these usage scenarios, SAPPHIRE introduces Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual HDMI dongles., these adapters feature 2x outputs of the given type and enable the connection of two displays with up to 4K resolution @ 60 Hz. In addition, the DisplayPort dongle can drive a single 5K display @ 60 Hz with dual link (Windows only).

New SAPPHIRE Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles are shipping from Q3.

SAPPHIRE at Computex 2017

Live demos and presentations of SAPPHIRE products – both consumer and professional - will be given on-site at Computex 2017 by SAPPHIRE Technology representatives. Members of the press and industry are invited to Nangang Exhibition Hall – 5F, conference room number 503.