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.

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.   

 


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 

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 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.


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.


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 Memory Clock
4096 MB 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.
Accessory

  • 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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Select Your Operating System:

AMD Official Radeon Driver

Obtain the Latest AMD Radeon Official Driver Utility Latest Version
Recommend for the systems running Microsoft Windows to obtain the latest official driver for AMD Graphics product. Click on the Download ​link and a web browser prompt should appear. Select Run from the prompt.

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Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

Catalyst Software Suite

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit 16.40.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.9.1

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Highlights

  • Support for:
    • Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided (DirectX®12)

  • New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • DOTA™2

Fixed Issues

    • A small number of 144Hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
    • FreeSync may stay enabled while on desktop causing flickering.
    • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang after loading story mode.
    • DiRT™ Rally rain drops may flicker when using high or ultra in game settings.
    • DOOM™ may experience a hang on game exit in some limited AMD PowerXpress configurations.
    • Total War™: Warhammer may experience negative AMD CrossFire scaling on some Radeon RX 400 series configurations.
    • GPU utilization may remain high when idle after running SteamVR performance benchmark.
    • Pixel format options may be missing from Radeon Settings for some limited system configurations on Radeon RX 480 graphics.
    • Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
    • Some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products may experience high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
    • Upgrading from a previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition version may cause user settings in Radeon Settings to reset to defaults.
    • OpenCL applications may run initially on integrated graphics if they are present. Make sure to set the application to the correct device you would like to use.
    • Radeon Settings information tab may report incorrect Open CL or Mantle versions.
    • Radeon Software installer may report driver uninstallation failed even when it was successful.
    • No Man's Sky™ some minor corruption may be experienced when standing close to solid structures inside of caves.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced very intermittently on the Radeon RX 480.
    • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    • Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.

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File Size: 292MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit 16.40.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.9.1

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Highlights

  • Support for:
    • Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided (DirectX®12)

  • New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • DOTA™2

Fixed Issues

    • A small number of 144Hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
    • FreeSync may stay enabled while on desktop causing flickering.
    • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang after loading story mode.
    • DiRT™ Rally rain drops may flicker when using high or ultra in game settings.
    • DOOM™ may experience a hang on game exit in some limited AMD PowerXpress configurations.
    • Total War™: Warhammer may experience negative AMD CrossFire scaling on some Radeon RX 400 series configurations.
    • GPU utilization may remain high when idle after running SteamVR performance benchmark.
    • Pixel format options may be missing from Radeon Settings for some limited system configurations on Radeon RX 480 graphics.
    • Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
    • Some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products may experience high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
    • Upgrading from a previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition version may cause user settings in Radeon Settings to reset to defaults.
    • OpenCL applications may run initially on integrated graphics if they are present. Make sure to set the application to the correct device you would like to use.
    • Radeon Settings information tab may report incorrect Open CL or Mantle versions.
    • Radeon Software installer may report driver uninstallation failed even when it was successful.
    • No Man's Sky™ some minor corruption may be experienced when standing close to solid structures inside of caves.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced very intermittently on the Radeon RX 480.
    • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    • Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.

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File Size: 243MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit 16.40.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.9.1

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Highlights

  • Support for:
    • Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided (DirectX®12)

  • New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • DOTA™2

Fixed Issues

    • A small number of 144Hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
    • FreeSync may stay enabled while on desktop causing flickering.
    • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang after loading story mode.
    • DiRT™ Rally rain drops may flicker when using high or ultra in game settings.
    • DOOM™ may experience a hang on game exit in some limited AMD PowerXpress configurations.
    • Total War™: Warhammer may experience negative AMD CrossFire scaling on some Radeon RX 400 series configurations.
    • GPU utilization may remain high when idle after running SteamVR performance benchmark.
    • Pixel format options may be missing from Radeon Settings for some limited system configurations on Radeon RX 480 graphics.
    • Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
    • Some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products may experience high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
    • Upgrading from a previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition version may cause user settings in Radeon Settings to reset to defaults.
    • OpenCL applications may run initially on integrated graphics if they are present. Make sure to set the application to the correct device you would like to use.
    • Radeon Settings information tab may report incorrect Open CL or Mantle versions.
    • Radeon Software installer may report driver uninstallation failed even when it was successful.
    • No Man's Sky™ some minor corruption may be experienced when standing close to solid structures inside of caves.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced very intermittently on the Radeon RX 480.
    • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    • Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.

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File Size: 211MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)

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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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (32-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)

Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0

Radeon R9 380 series User manual_English version

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File Size: 624KB

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.