SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 380 4G D5 with back plate

The SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 380 features the latest version of our award winning Dual-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its industry leading 10cm fans and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, 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 Radeon™ R9 380 supports DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync and Ultra HD. With a 4GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 3 it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience in high detail at 1080p and beyond.

Two-ball bearing

Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.


DirectX® 12

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 Freesync technology

No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.

AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuay.

Industry-Standard Displayport

Freesync uses industry-standard displayport Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency

  • Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
  • Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now 

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.


AMD Crossfire™  

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.


Introducing AMD LiquidVR

LiquidVR™ is an AMD initiative dedicated to making VR as comfortable and realistic as possible by creating and maintaining what’s known as “presence” — a state of immersive awareness where situations, objects, or characters within the virtual world seem “real.”  Guided by close collaboration with key technology partners in the ecosystem, LiquidVR™ uses AMD’s GPU software and hardware sub-systems to tackle the common issues and pitfalls of achieving presence, such as reducing motion-to-photon latency to less than 10 milliseconds. This is a crucial step in addressing the common discomforts, such as motion sickness, that may occur when you turn your head in a virtual world and it takes even a few milliseconds too long for a new perspective to be shown.   

 


GPU 1792 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1010 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5800 MHz, Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
2160P HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD Liquid VR Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Dual-X fans
Two ball bearing
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
9.3 x 4.96 x 1.46 Dimension /Inch
237.35 x 126.15 x 37 Dimension /mm
Power Consumption 225W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
850 Watt Power Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.7.1 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit​ 17.10.3211.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.7.1
​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Radeon RX 460/470 Series Graphics-based mining cards
    • Radeon RX 550/560 Series Graphics

Fixed Issues

    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on Tekken 7 (Chapter 5) on Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed a bug causing crashes on FFXIV and Little Nightmares on Radeon RX 300 Series graphics products.
    • Fixed an issue causing crashes with Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10

Known Issues

    • Graphical corruption may be experienced in Tom Clancy's™: Rainbow Six Siege when MSAA is enabled.
    • A small number of apps may experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.
    • Tekken 7 may experience a crash (Chapter 13) on some Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.

Known Issues for Radeon ReLive

    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

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File Size: 400MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.7.2 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 17.30.1041
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.7.2

​​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 Highlights

New Features and Improvements

Radeon Settings

    • Radeon Additional Settings has been retired and its previously supported controls for Switchable Graphics, Color Depth and Pixel Format have all been moved into Radeon Settings.

Radeon ReLive (1)

    • Now supports bitrates up to 100Mbps for recording or capturing.
    • Added new controls for camera transparency.
    • Optimized memory usage for lower overhead while recording or capturing.
    • Added new notifications for Instant Replay Saving, Recording Timers in Overlay Toolbar and Network Connectivity Issues when streaming.
    • Enhanced Audio Controls: Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition now has support for customizable microphone volume controls, audio boost for captured replays and push to talk (mouse + keyboard) support for microphone.

Radeon Chill(2)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Vulkan™. For more details on new and supported games visit http://www.radeon.com/chill.
    • Now supports Multi-GPU.
    • Now supports Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
    • Now supports Radeon XConnect™ Technology system configurations.

Enhanced Sync(3)

    • Enhanced Sync is a display technology which helps minimize screen tearing while decreasing latency and stuttering at an unlocked frame rate. Enhanced Sync is available in Radeon Settings Game Manager under the "Wait for Vertical Refresh" drop down menu.

Per-Display Color Controls(4)

    • Per-Display Color Controls are now available in the display tab of Radeon Settings allowing users to configure Brightness, Hue, Contrast and Saturation.

Game Responsiveness(5)

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 features optimizations for improved gaming responsiveness in DirectX®9 and select DirectX®11 gaming titles.

Radeon WattMan(6)

    • Now supports memory underclocking.
    • Now supports power state controls.

Frame Rate Target Control(7)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Multi-GPU.

Shader Cache(8)

    • Shader Cache is now supported for select DirectX®9 titles

Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Program

    • The Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Tester program aims at opening a channel for selected participants to work directly with AMD, giving a voice and platform to share their passion for Radeon Software. For more information about Radeon Software Vanguard visit www.Radeon.com/Vanguard.

Radeon.com Feedback and Feature Voting

    • Radeon Software feedback and feature voting has been updated. Visit www.radeon.com/feedback to provide Radeon Software feedback and vote on future Radeon Software features.

Fixed Issues

    • Mass Effect™: Andromeda may experience incorrect colors when using an HDR display and a secondary SDR display connected in extended mode.
    • Fan speeds when using Radeon WattMan may remain elevated and not drop back to idle states after 3D workloads.
    • Some video playback applications may experience stutter in fullscreen with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan fan settings may reset to defaults on Radeon Software upgrade to 17.7.2.
    • Tekken™ 7 may experience a crash (Chapter 13) on some Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX®11 applications.
    • 4x Multi-GPU system configurations may fail to enable AMD CrossFire technology mode due to a missing toggle in Radeon Settings.
    • Some protected content applications may experience an HDCP error code while playing BluRay content. A workaround is to unplug and re-plug the connected display or turn the display off and then back on.

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File Size: 453MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.7.2 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 17.30.1041
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.7.2

​​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 Highlights

New Features and Improvements

Radeon Settings

    • Radeon Additional Settings has been retired and its previously supported controls for Switchable Graphics, Color Depth and Pixel Format have all been moved into Radeon Settings.

Radeon ReLive (1)

    • Now supports bitrates up to 100Mbps for recording or capturing.
    • Added new controls for camera transparency.
    • Optimized memory usage for lower overhead while recording or capturing.
    • Added new notifications for Instant Replay Saving, Recording Timers in Overlay Toolbar and Network Connectivity Issues when streaming.
    • Enhanced Audio Controls: Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition now has support for customizable microphone volume controls, audio boost for captured replays and push to talk (mouse + keyboard) support for microphone.

Radeon Chill(2)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Vulkan™. For more details on new and supported games visit http://www.radeon.com/chill.
    • Now supports Multi-GPU.
    • Now supports Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
    • Now supports Radeon XConnect™ Technology system configurations.

Enhanced Sync(3)

    • Enhanced Sync is a display technology which helps minimize screen tearing while decreasing latency and stuttering at an unlocked frame rate. Enhanced Sync is available in Radeon Settings Game Manager under the "Wait for Vertical Refresh" drop down menu.

Per-Display Color Controls(4)

    • Per-Display Color Controls are now available in the display tab of Radeon Settings allowing users to configure Brightness, Hue, Contrast and Saturation.

Game Responsiveness(5)

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 features optimizations for improved gaming responsiveness in DirectX®9 and select DirectX®11 gaming titles.

Radeon WattMan(6)

    • Now supports memory underclocking.
    • Now supports power state controls.

Frame Rate Target Control(7)

    • Now supports DirectX®12 and Multi-GPU.

Shader Cache(8)

    • Shader Cache is now supported for select DirectX®9 titles

Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Program

    • The Radeon Software Vanguard Beta Tester program aims at opening a channel for selected participants to work directly with AMD, giving a voice and platform to share their passion for Radeon Software. For more information about Radeon Software Vanguard visit www.Radeon.com/Vanguard.

Radeon.com Feedback and Feature Voting

    • Radeon Software feedback and feature voting has been updated. Visit www.radeon.com/feedback to provide Radeon Software feedback and vote on future Radeon Software features.

Fixed Issues

    • Mass Effect™: Andromeda may experience incorrect colors when using an HDR display and a secondary SDR display connected in extended mode.
    • Fan speeds when using Radeon WattMan may remain elevated and not drop back to idle states after 3D workloads.
    • Some video playback applications may experience stutter in fullscreen with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

Known Issues

    • Radeon WattMan fan settings may reset to defaults on Radeon Software upgrade to 17.7.2.
    • Tekken™ 7 may experience a crash (Chapter 13) on some Radeon RX 380 Series graphics products.
    • GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX®11 applications.
    • 4x Multi-GPU system configurations may fail to enable AMD CrossFire technology mode due to a missing toggle in Radeon Settings.
    • Some protected content applications may experience an HDCP error code while playing BluRay content. A workaround is to unplug and re-plug the connected display or turn the display off and then back on.

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File Size: 463MB

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Utility

TriXX OC Utility v5.2.1

TriXX is regularly updated to provide support for new releases of graphics cards and GPU families as well as enhancements to the tool.

New features:

  • New look and interface
  • Now supports over-volting on Radeon R300 series
  • Now supports HBM memory overclock on FURY cards
  • Now supports over-volt on FURY cards
  • Minimise TriXX to task bar

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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0

Radeon R9 380 series User manual_English version

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Test Sapphire R9 380 R9 390 and R9 Fury Nitro. Radeon better sorts

Radeon R9 380 class competitor to the GeForce GTX 960, both versions come in 4GB GDDR5, but AMD solution usually turns out to be more efficient. Sapphire Nitro also boasts a pretty good overclocking result (1090/6400 MHz), although beyond doubt GeForce sets standards here. A little surprising the highest level of temperature and volume of the test equipment, but the work culture Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro is generally very decent. Described model currently costs less than $ 1000, being one of the cheapest overclocked R9 380 centers offering 4GB GDDR5, acting quite interesting alternative to GeForce GTX 960 4GB priced at 920-930 dollars. 


SAPPHIRE R9 380 NITRO: The rebrand not so bad, as they say

In summary, the Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4 GB is an interesting offer in the upper middle class. The main advantage of the construction Sapphire is thought cooling system, which allows seizure of technological differences that separate tested accelerator and competitive Maxwell. Minor attention raises the conservative factory overclocking, but it is a matter of catching up to do on their own. Realized price is difficult to comment - 4-gigabyte R9 380 Nitro is priced at a similar altitude as copyright GTX'y 960 with the same amount of memory. Proposal for AMD performance speaks to the default settings, but NVIDIA successfully defends a more favorable ratio of performance / watt and larger buffer for overclocking . Which card is better to choose? The decision largely depends on the preferences, so better to take it on their own.


Legit Reviews looks at the Nitro 380 and 390

If you are looking for a new graphics card to replace a graphics card that is several generations behind, the Sapphire Nitro 300 series would be a good choice.  Sapphire has included the highest quality components and the best features of their graphics card in an easy to choose new line.  The Sapphire Nitro 390 (part number 100382NTOCL) has just become available for order and can be found online for $329.99 plus shipping while the Nitro 380 (100384NT4GOCL) will run $219.99 plus shipping. If you have a graphics card from the previous generation (280 and 290), there is no need to upgrade to the 300 series card, I would wait for the next generation or the AMD Fury graphics chip.