SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

Vapor-X R9 270X 2G D5

The SAPPHIRE R9 270X Vapor-X model features a second generation Vapor-X cooler design, lighter in weight but delivering the industry acclaimed quiet and efficient cooling associated with this brand.

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.


 

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.


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 1280 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1050 MHz  Engine Clock
1100 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5800 MHz, 5800 MHz Effective
2 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 3 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096x2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
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
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Dual-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
264(L)X103(W)X35(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <180W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • 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.
*The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
GPU 1280 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1020 MHz  Engine Clock
1070 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5600 MHz, 5600 MHz Effective
2 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 3 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096x2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
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 2.0
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD HD3D Technology
Dual BIOS
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Dual-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
264(L)X103(W)X35(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <180W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • 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.
*The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
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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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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 337MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 251MB

Windows 10 (32-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 461MB

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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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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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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 270 / 270X series

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File Size: 16MB

Windows Vista (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) MS-DOS

MUST HAVE. Tweaktown

Coming in at a bit below $200, the Sapphire R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X OC is priced as one of the stronger R9 270X 2GB cards on the market.


Vapor-X R9 270X. PC3 Power Award

Vapor-X R9 270X首先在散熱器上採用了均熱板設計,再配以雙9cm Dual-X風扇,當中的扇葉能有效改變氣流方向,把熱力從散熱器兩側排走,並擁有防塵效果就算長時間使用後都能保持一定散熱效能。除了風扇之外,為進一步加快帶走核心熱力,亦配搭了4條6mm全銅導熱管,能有效迅速把核心熱力帶至多塊散熱鰭上,經測試在全負載下核心溫度約55度,而且風扇轉速在100%下噪音量亦不高。


PureOverclock gives R9 270X Vapor-X Editors Choice

When it comes to Price, Performance, Features, Style and Value, all of these are in place with the Vapor-X R9 270x, proving Sapphire has the follow-through. This excellence is why we are honoring the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 270x with the Pureoverclock Editors Choice Award.


Bnechmark Reviews give R9 270X Vapor-X the Silver

Summary: the Sapphire Radeon™ R9 270X Vapor-X 2G graphics card runs very cool under full load, and seems ideal for standalone desktop installation for mainstream gaming. Multi-card CrossFire sets are also entirely possible, so long as the enclosure is large enough to fit two dual-slot cards and offers above-average case ventilation. For $219.99 you’re getting plenty of bang for the buck from a video card that competes with much more expensive products, and still has room for additional overclocking performance.