SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

TRI-X R9 280X 3G D5

The SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X features the exciting new Tri-X cooler design which uses three sophisticated aerofoil section fans together with industry leading 10mm heatpipes to give unrivalled cooling efficiency. The stylish shroud is designed not only to look cool, but to manage the airflow over the card for maximum cooling effect.

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.

 

Component Heat Spreader

A long the edge of the card, the PCB is extended out with copper foil exposed to air. An additional heat-sink mounted directly to this copper layer allows heat absorbing into the PCB from the GPU and other components, and transferred to the heat-sink and cooled by the airflow. Basically, Heat Spreader is able to reduce core temperature by 2 degree C.


 

Black Diamond Choke

To ensure best stability SAPPHIRE special products utilize Black Diamond Chokes. The choke is an important component of the power regulation on a graphics card, and the SAPPHIRE Black Diamond Choke with integral heatsink runs 10% cooler and with 25% more power efficiency than a normal choke.


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%.


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 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.


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 2048 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1000 MHz  Engine Clock
1100 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 384 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6400 MHz, 6400 MHz Effective
3 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini 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
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Tri-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
308(L)X113(W)X41(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <300W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 8-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 2048 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
850 MHz  Engine Clock
1000 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 384 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz, 6000 MHz Effective
3 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini 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
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
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
308(L)X113(W)X41(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <300W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second same AMD Radeon™ graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required.
  • 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 2048 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
870 MHz  Engine Clock
1020 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 384 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz, Effective
3 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini 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
Cooling Tri-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
Power Consumption <300W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
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.
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 Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit​ 17.40.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​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 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 308MB

Windows 7 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit 17.40.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​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 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 265MB

Windows 10 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 17.40.1031

Bullets for the new driver:

  1. 12 GPU support
  2. Software switch for Blockchain compute vs. Gaming optimized performance.
  3. Continuous performance improvements

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​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 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 440MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
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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

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)
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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File Size: 1MB

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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File Size: 3MB

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