Radeon R9 390 compete with the GeForce GTX 970, providing a similar or better performance, however, received twice the amount of video memory on the ball. Until recently, 8GB GDDR5 seemed exaggerated value, but recently there are more and more computer games, which is no longer sufficient to 4GB maximum settings (new Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider, Call of Duty). The volume Sapphire R9 390 Nitro is almost identical to the Sapphire R9 380 Nitro, which is higher than GeForce'ów, but quite acceptable during use. The device costs about 1,600 gold, which is more expensive by about 100 zlotys from the average non-reference GTX 970.
SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 390 8G with back plate
The SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 390 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 NITRO Radeon™ 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
I have to admit that the card Sapphire R9 390 NITRO very positively surprised me. A long time I had no contact with the AMD cards, and as you can see, I missed a lot. These products can definitely compete with the proposals from the green and successfully win with them in certain applications. This particular card can not be denied good performance and potential. Sapphire gives us really two possibilities. Or we decide to overclock and a little louder, but still acceptable job or lowering the level of fan speed and we are quiet, but still powerful accelerator. Another issue is the appearance and quality, which stands at the highest level.Practically I can not to anything. By reading this article you must also remember that the shop version of the card is also equipped with a backplate, which in the test version, unfortunately, ran out, and certainly it would contribute to even better visual feedback.
With a clear conscience I can this card recommend to every player who was standing in front of a choice of cards for about 1500zł.
Sapphire NITRO Radeon R9 390is the first graphics card from the so-called. a new generation of AMD , with whom we have contact. Certainly, at first glance, this card stands out dimensions and powerful, proprietary GPU cooler. What else has to offer this intriguing graphics card outside the highly suggestive "afterburner" in the name? Well, let's see! I invite you to test!
Presented Sapphire Radeon R9 390 Series Nitro. This is an original design using powerful cooling system features three fans.The card is long 30 cm. For herring mounted three connectors DP 1.2a, one HDMI 1.4 and one DVI. To power we will need two PCI-E 8 pin.
The cooling system performs very well in 2D mode the fan is inaudible, and the card has 35 of C. Under load remains relatively low temperature of 67 about C and can be heard clearly, that the fans are working.
The card on release estimated at 1,450 zł.
Sapphire Radeon R9 390 Nitro is one of the most powerful version of the Radeon R9 390 - we are dealing with cooling Tri-X, which also has a good work culture and is doing quite well with cooling core. Despite the use of powerful cooling manufacturer only symbolically lifted timing - practice performance card so it should not be changed.