SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 390X 8G D5 with Back Plate

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.


10mm heat pipe

10mm diameter copper heat pipe has 53% better efficiency at dissipating heat than 8mm heat-pipe. Single 10Ø heat pipe is capable to handle 90W thermal dissipating. (8Ø is designed for TDP 65W). With 1x 10mm, 2 x 8mm and 2x 6mm heat pipe, the module is designed to handle over 300W GPU Power.

 

16K Hours Capacitor

High quality aluminum-made long life capacitor lengthens the life time of the product. Improved reliability and better overclocking are possible by using only high-polymer, aluminum capacitors which possess far superior characteristics than regular aluminum capacitor for a longer product life. When operational temperatures drop by 20°C, the product life span is extended by a factor of ten, when the operational temperature increases by 20°C, the product life span only decreases by 10%.


Intelligent Fan Control


For high-end graphic card users,  we always like to get the best performance, running GPU cooler ,quieter and longer life.

Traditional  graphic cards cooling solutions mainly  focus on keeping GPU at lower operation temperature while balance acoustic for end users to enjoy a quieter gaming experience.  At Sapphire our experienced thermal experts always  fine tuning the fan control table for each graphic card we designs.

With more and more transistors and integration of High bandwidth memory (HBM),  we introduce an even more intelligent scheme to monitor and dynamically  adjust the fan speeds.  This so called IFC (Intelligent Fan Control)  not only limited to  cooling GPU cores but also inputs from HBM , Power control logics (like MOSFETS) .  With integrated SMU,  there is a smart algorithm to received temperature reading from  multiple inputs, i.e., multiple GPUs power cores,   external Bridge control logics, voltage regulator MOSFETs.  It will also take the current  application loading,  environment temperature into consideration.

 

The benefit of this new intelligent  fan control methodology is ,  users can always expect the best performance, quieter environment based on whole graphics systems without need to worry about the manual fan table adjustments. 


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.


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 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.   

 


AMD TrueAudio

Your games now sound as good as they look

The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.

Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven’t enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.

What it means for gamers

By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular “next-generation” gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today’s technology can offer.


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.


GPU 2816 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1080 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 512 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz, Effective
8 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 5 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
3 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2500x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096X2160 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
Component Heat Spreader
16K Hours Capacitor
Intelligent Fan Control
10mm Heat Pipe
Dual BIOS
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD Liquid VR Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Tri-X fans
Two ball bearing
Form Factor 2.2 Part Slot Occupied
12.1 X 5 X 1.7 Dimension /Inch
308X 127X 42.3 Dimension /mm
Power Consumption 375W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
4 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
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

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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AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 16.60.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.2.1

​​​​​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 17.2.1 Highlights

Support For

  • For Honor™
    • Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2(RS-115)
  • Sniper Elite™ 4
    • Up to 5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2.(RS-114)

Multi GPU profile added for DirectX® 11:

    • For Honor™
    • Sniper Elite™ 4

Fixed Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience an application crash when switching to fullscreen or menus in gameplay on Multi GPU configurations
    • On some Radeon GCN products DXVA H.264 encoded video may experience corruption when fast forwarding or seeking through content
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may fail to enable itself on some fullscreen applications.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.
    • Graphics processor information may be missing from system information overlay on Radeon ReLive captured videos.
    • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.
    • Memory clocks may become locked at low states on Radeon R9 380 series products.
    • Radeon ReLive recording in fullscreen with Windows Media Player or Power DVD may experience flickering.
    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 series products may experience shadow corruption when shadows are disabled in Civilization™ VI.
    • GRID™ Autosport may experience an application hang when enabling the advanced lighting graphics option

Known Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience game menu flickering issues or fail to render after performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite™ 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite™ 4 may cause image cropping.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still 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.

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 stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
    • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
    • System information overlay is only generated on first run and will not be repopulated when system configuration is changed.
    • Radeon ReLive may not function when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows®.

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File Size: 471MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit​ 16.60.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.2.1

​​​​​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 17.2.1 Highlights

Support For

  • For Honor™
    • Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2(RS-115)
  • Sniper Elite™ 4
    • Up to 5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2.(RS-114)

Multi GPU profile added for DirectX® 11:

    • For Honor™
    • Sniper Elite™ 4

Fixed Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience an application crash when switching to fullscreen or menus in gameplay on Multi GPU configurations
    • On some Radeon GCN products DXVA H.264 encoded video may experience corruption when fast forwarding or seeking through content
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may fail to enable itself on some fullscreen applications.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.
    • Graphics processor information may be missing from system information overlay on Radeon ReLive captured videos.
    • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.
    • Memory clocks may become locked at low states on Radeon R9 380 series products.
    • Radeon ReLive recording in fullscreen with Windows Media Player or Power DVD may experience flickering.
    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 series products may experience shadow corruption when shadows are disabled in Civilization™ VI.
    • GRID™ Autosport may experience an application hang when enabling the advanced lighting graphics option

Known Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience game menu flickering issues or fail to render after performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite™ 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite™ 4 may cause image cropping.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still 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.

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 stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
    • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
    • System information overlay is only generated on first run and will not be repopulated when system configuration is changed.
    • Radeon ReLive may not function when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows®.

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File Size: 420MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 16.60.2011
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.2.1

​​​​​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 17.2.1 Highlights

Support For

  • For Honor™
    • Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2(RS-115)
  • Sniper Elite™ 4
    • Up to 5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2.(RS-114)

Multi GPU profile added for DirectX® 11:

    • For Honor™
    • Sniper Elite™ 4

Fixed Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience an application crash when switching to fullscreen or menus in gameplay on Multi GPU configurations
    • On some Radeon GCN products DXVA H.264 encoded video may experience corruption when fast forwarding or seeking through content
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may fail to enable itself on some fullscreen applications.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.
    • Graphics processor information may be missing from system information overlay on Radeon ReLive captured videos.
    • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.
    • Memory clocks may become locked at low states on Radeon R9 380 series products.
    • Radeon ReLive recording in fullscreen with Windows Media Player or Power DVD may experience flickering.
    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 series products may experience shadow corruption when shadows are disabled in Civilization™ VI.
    • GRID™ Autosport may experience an application hang when enabling the advanced lighting graphics option

Known Issues

    • For Honor™ may experience game menu flickering issues or fail to render after performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite™ 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite™ 4 may cause image cropping.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still 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.

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 stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
    • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
    • System information overlay is only generated on first run and will not be repopulated when system configuration is changed.
    • Radeon ReLive may not function when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows®.

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File Size: 433MB

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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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File Size: 1MB

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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0

Radeon R9 390 series User Manual_English version

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