SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

Tri-X R9 290X 4G D5

SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X features the latest GCN (graphics core next) architecture from AMD with 2816 stream processing units and an enhanced engine clock of up to 1040Mhz. It is equipped with 4GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and now clocked at 1300 MHz (5.2GHz effective) delivering higher bandwidth than the reference design.

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.

 

Dual BIOS

This product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode. By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled.

 

  • Secure boot

    Sapphire product with “Dual Firmware Support” function equips the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the opening system itself loads.
  • Faster boot and resume times

    When compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.

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.   

 


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)
1040 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 512 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5200 MHz, 5200 MHz Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 2 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096x2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096x3112 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD HD3D Technology
Dual BIOS
AMD Tress FX Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Tri-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
12 x 4.5 x 1.5 Dimension /Inch
305(L)X113(W)X38(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <300W
OS
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
1 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.
  • All trademarks and logos are acknowledged as the property of their respective holders.
GPU 2816 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1010 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 512 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5000 MHz, 5000 MHz Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 2 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096X3112 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL 1.2
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD Eyefinity
AMD HD3D Technology
Dual BIOS
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Tri-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
12 x 4.5 x 1.5 Dimension /Inch
305(L)X113(W)X38(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <300W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP 
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
1 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.
  • All trademarks and logos are acknowledged as the property of their respective holders.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.1.2 Driver for Windows® 8.1 32-bit​ 16.50.2711
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.1.2

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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 17.1.2 Highlights

Support For

      • Conan® Exiles Beta
      • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands Beta

Fixed Issues

    • Changing memory clocks with Radeon WattMan with more than one display connected may cause memory clocks to intermittently become stuck at their minimum setting or switch between min and max ranges intermittently causing display flickering.
    • Diablo®III May experience smoke or lighting effects may appear corrupted when using DirectX®9 API.
    • Some applications may experience an intermittent or random runtime crash in atidxx64.dll.
    • FIFA®17 may experience a black screen on launch when using Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress system configurations.
    • Watch_Dogs®2 may experience an intermittent game crash after extended periods of play on some Radeon RX 300 series products.
    • Paragon™ may experience flickering in profile or store preview pages after changing graphics settings when using Multi GPU.
    • Forza Horizon 3 may experience a crash or application hang with the Blizzard Mountain DLC on some select Radeon GCN products.

Known Issues

    • 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.
    • Radeon RX 400 series products may experience scaling issues for some applications when using the display scaling feature.
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ may experience an application hang when running in Multi GPU with DirectX®12 and performing a task switch.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be intermittently experienced on Radeon RX 480.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.

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.
  • Battlefield™1 may experience UI flickering and/or performance drops when recording gameplay with Radeon ReLive on graphics products with 4GB or less of VRAM.
  • Radeon ReLive recordings or overlay may experience flicker when creating a single recording for many hours.
  • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
  • Radeon ReLive will not allow recording settings to change with Instant Replay enabled. A workaround is to disable Instant Replay and change settings then enable Instant Replay.
  • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
  • Radeon ReLive will not notify an end user of low disk space during recording.
  • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.

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Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
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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Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.7.2 Driver for Windows® 7 32-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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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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TriXX OC Utility V5.0.0

SAPPHIRE TriXX is the optimal overclocking utility for your AMD RADEON™ R200 , R300 and FURY series. The features include

  • Performance Tune Memory and GPU Clock Speeds
  • Over and Under Voltage adjustment
  • Save configurations
  • Graphical H/W Monitor
  • H/W log file
  • Feedback option

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Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V4.9.1

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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0
User manual for R9 290 series

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Annual Award Silver

Kandidat kedua kami adalah Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC dengan maksimum clock GPU sebesar 1040 MHz dan clock memori sebesar 5200 MHz. Tingginya performa di sektor gaming juga ditunjang penggunaan sistem pendingin super besar dengan tiga buah kipas berdiameter 85 mm bernama Tri-X. Menariknya, sistem pendingin Tri-X masih menggunakan desain dual slot sehingga tidak memakan banyak tempat di dalam casing. Terdapat lima buat heatpipe tembaga untuk mengalirkan panas dari chip GPU menuju sirip-sirip heatsink dari bahan alumunium. Setumpuk keunggulan yang dimiliki Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC membuat kami tidak segan untuk memberikan “Silver Award” kepada graphics card tersebut.


SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X OC Review

Sapphire's cooler Tri-X is certainly a breath of fresh air in the test lab with really good numbers overall. The solution easily handles the heat generated by the Radeon™ R9 290X and perform for top to impressively low noise.


Ezone Choice. EZone

Tri-X R9 290X 4GB OC之綫路設計與公版卡相似,但元件及BIOS優化令超頻能力有增無源,調整核心電壓後,成功在1,229MHz時脈通過測試,即使記憶體未能突破6,000MHz大關,但整體超頻能力已屬頂級之列,效能增長逾15%


KitGuru Annual Awards 2013 - Best GPU Cooler of 2013

Using a combination of 10mm heat pipes, the unique physical configuration of the Tri-X cooling fins and a bespoke shroud, the temperature while gaming drops a whopping 27c, from 95 degrees down to just 68 degrees. Additionally it does that while dropping the noise levels by more than 3dBA. The decibel scale is not linear, so a drop of 3dBA is significant to the human ear – i.e. The graphic card cooler that comes in at 3dBA lower, will be much more pleasant to live with. This cooler has featured on the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Edition, the Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC Edition. and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC Editions


PC Perspective Give 290X Tri-X the Gold

Sapphire's R9 290X Tri-X 4GB graphics card is among the fastest we have ever tested at PC Perspective. Its overclocked settings out of the box, at 1040 MHz GPU clock, are a bit lower than the ASUS model but some very simple and basic overclocking can easily level the playing field. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti now has another strong competitor in the performance department that also comes with a $100 lower price tag.


SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X OC Review (1600p, Ultra HD 4K)

The Sapphire Tri-X cooler has been one of the best technology advances in 2013. The change in construction and the adoption of triple high grade fans, with huge 10mm heatpipes has ensured that Sapphire have ended the year on a very high note.


SAPPHIRE COOLS HAWAII FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models of its top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. Both models feature the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS.