SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R7 370 4G D5
The SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 features the latest version of our award winning Dual-X cooler now with Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its new shroud design and diecast heatsink keep the card running cool, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contribute to consistent performance and high reliability. Based on the latest GCN architecture from AMD, the SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 supports DirectX 12 and AMD VSR. With 4GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 2 it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience at 1080p and beyond.
DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.
AMD Eyefinity Technology
Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).
Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.
Harness the power of multiple GPUs
AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.
Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.
Frame Rate Target Control
Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enables users to set a target maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen mode; the benefit being that FRTC can reduce GPU power consumption (great for games running at frame rates much higher than the display refresh rate) and therefore reduce heat generation and fan speeds/noise on the graphics card.
Frame Rate Target Control caps performance not only in 3D rendered in-game scenes, but also in splash screens, loading screens and menus, where frame rates can often run needlessly into the hundreds of FPS. Users might wish to set a very high cap just to limit wasteful FPS like that seen in menus and such, while still taking advantage of the responsiveness given by FPS well beyond 60.
Well like I said earlier I think a lot of $600 builds are looking at spending about $150 to $200 for a video card and the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 comes in right in the middle of that.
Sapphire’s Nitro series video cards peaked my interest when they were released. Many card manufactures have decided to change their cosmetic designs on the current range of cards. You can add Sapphire to that list. The gunmetal highlights and sculptured fan shroud on the Nitro R7 370 look more elegant than the more flamboyant designs we have seen of late.
That new Nitro cooler is quite capable of keeping the card cool under load. Some may not like the idea of the card idling with the temperature above 40°C. Most will more than likely prefer silent operation. I know I did appreciate it.
With the idea of moving from console gaming to PC gaming in mind, even with AA turned on and the FPS results being between 30 and 60 I think it would be a nice improvement for a console gamer. If you are more sensitive to FPS and you need something over 60 FPS you can reach that too with just a few tweaks in the settings or running a high setting over an ultra setting for example.
18th June 2015 – Today SAPPHIRE Technology introduces a new line of graphics cards based on the latest Graphics Core Next architectures from AMD. The new SAPPHIRE NITRO series is an evolution of our market-leading, award-winning, high-end graphics card technology developed with features designed to be attractive to the majority of PC gamers. At the same time, SAPPHIRE will also promote a new community website for gaming enthusiasts – SAPPHIRE NATION.