SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

SAPPHIRE Tri-X Radeon™ R9 390X 8G D5

The SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X features the latest version of our award winning Tri-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in each of the three 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 10mm heatpipe 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 Tri-X R9 390X supports DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync, LiquidVR and Ultra HD. With an 8GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 4 it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 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.


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.


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.

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%.


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.


Intelligent Fan Control II

Intelligent fan control allows one or more fans to be stopped for lower noise when the card is under light load and automaticaly restarted when the card temperature rises


GPU 2816 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1055 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 512 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz, Effective Memory Clock
8192 MB 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
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096X2160 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire XDMA
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
Video Codec Engine (VCE)
AMD HD3D Technology
Component Heat Spreader
16K Hours Capacitor
Intelligent Fan Control
10mm Heat Pipe
Dual BIOS
AMD Liquid VR Technology
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
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
308 X 127 X 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.
System power supply with two 8-pin PCIe® power connectors that are each capable of supplying 28 A of dedicated current
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
To support 4 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort
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

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  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
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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)
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)

Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0

Radeon R9 390 series User Manual_English version

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File Size: 620KB

The premiere test AMD Radeon R9 390x vs GeForce GTX 980

Radeon R9 390x which is a successor to the Radeon R9 290X 's debut, but among all the graphics cards AMD probably raise the most controversy. The manufacturer has appointed him for a very demanding task to compete with the GeForce GTX 980 , which only maximum overclocked Radeon R9 290Xcould catch up, assuming that the model NVIDIA still working on standard settings. Since the Radeon 300 series completely new graphics chip is not received, in addition to structural improvements needed it was a strong increase clock speeds to compensate for the difference relative to the adversary. Is Radeon R9 390x fulfilled the expectations reposed in him? That you will be reviewing the performance charts, but opinions are likely to be extremely divided ... especially in the context of the suggested retail price.


Hardware Canucks explore the Tri-X 390X

This is a ringing endorsement of Sapphire’s heatsink engineering if there ever was one. Temperatures remained tightly controlled throughout our test, never reaching over 72°C. Compare and contrast that to the reference R9 290X and the difference is like night and day. 


MaximumPC looks at the Nitro 390X

From a performance standpoint, at stock speeds, the 390X may be slightly better than the GTX 980 for 4K gaming, depending on the games you run, and it costs less as a bonus


Think Computers say Tri-X 390X is a 9 out of 10

Sapphire has outfitted the card with their Tri-X cooling solution that features their Intelligent Fan Control II which won’t run the fans unless the GPU reaches a specific temperature threshold. This keeps noise down and saves energy. The Tri-X cooling solution is no slouch either, I was quite impressed with its cooling power. The cooler has also been redesigned with a more modern look, which I know many people will appreciate.


SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X HAS NEW FEATURES

18th June 2015 - Today SAPPHIRE Technology introduces the new Radeon™ R300 series.

Building on the success of the previous generation, the new series features the latest Graphics Core Next architectures from AMD, paired with larger frame buffers and the evolution of our award winning cooler solutions to deliver the very best performance ratings and support for the latest technologies including DirectX 12, AMD FreeSync, TrueAudio, Liquid VR, VSR scaling and support for Ultra HD. This new generation includes models with our industry acclaimed Tri-X and Dual-X cooling technologies and will be available from 18th June 2015.