While everyone is enamoured by the newly released R9 Nano, AMD has silently released the R9 370X on the other side of the world.
The R9 370X uses AMD’s 28nm “Trinidad XT” GPU, which is based on the “Pitcairn” GPU found on the R9 270X. Since it’s basically a tweaked version of the R9 270X, the R9 370X is configured identically: it features 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit wide memory bus. It supports either 2GB or 4GB memory configurations and requires dual 6-pin power connectors.
Looking at the timing of its release, it seems that the R9 370X is released as a response to Nvidia’s [...]
SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just announced a new mainboard developed to support the latest Trinity family of APUs from AMD.
The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT is a full ATX sized board that supports the latest generation AMD APU A10/A8/A6/A4 series Trinity processors using socket FM2. It includes full implementation of the A85X chipset features, including USB 3.0, SATA 6G, PCI-Express expansion and extensive I/O support.
“SAPPHIRE is very excited about the launch of the Trinity platform and the new architecture it [...]
The SAPPHIRE HD 7770 FleX brings easily configured multi-screen graphics to the mainstream. The FleX feature enables users to connect low-cost DVI monitors for the first three screens in landscape or portrait mode providing a cost-effective solution for increased productivity in content creation and editing applications as well as for display systems or multi-screen gaming. By also using the DisplayPort [...]
A little while back, we reviewed the Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X, which was a custom designed Sapphire card designed to give budget gamers excellent performance for under $150. Today, we’ll be reviewing another Sapphire card that was recently introduced, the Sapphire HD 7750 1GB Low Profile.
Now the Radeon HD 7750 isn’t exactly a new graphics card as it’s been out for quite a while and we’ve actually reviewed the HIS HD 7750 all the way back in February, but today we’ll be reviewing the low profile edition of the Sapphire 7750, which is designed to be used in small form factor PCs such as HTPCs for [...]
SAPPHIRE PGS announced today a professional FirePro workstation platform that uses the all new AMD FirePro™A300 APU equipped with the SAPPHIRE PGS A3 M series mainboard exclusively supplied by SAPPHIRE Technology. This platform is mainly targeted for entry level and intermediate mainstream desktop 2D and 3D workstation markets.
“Big Things Come in Small Packages”, this type of small workstation platform has the advantage of being high performance and space-saving, as well as offering flexibility; it can perform DCO (Discrete Compute Offload) technology [...]
The SAPPHIRE HD 7750 1GB Low profile model is based on the highly acclaimed Graphics Core Next architecture from AMD, and retains all the features of the HD 7700 series but in a truly low profile format. Many low profile cards use a cooler that is actually larger than the PCB format, and cannot be used in slimline cases. The SAPPHIRE solution uses a specially developed single slot cooler with an efficient ball bearing fan and heatsink design that truly follows the low [...]
Hot off the presses, Sapphire recently released their fabled HD 7970 Toxic edition at select retailers. For those not in the know, this is Sapphire’s elite enthusiast card aiming to reclaim the “World’s fastest video card” title for the AMD side. The 7970 Toxic bases itself on the new Tahiti XT2 architecture (7970 GHz edition) and is the first video card of this generation to hit the market. What makes the Toxic stand out against all other video cards on the market is its whopping 6 GB of GDDR5 RAM, running at 6000 MHz. Aside from that, the Lethal Boost button that changes the bios to a preconfigured overclocked one changes [...]
For the week between July 10th and July 17th, SAPPHIRE will tell you on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SapphireTechnology) the stories of their technology innovations counting down to the launch of SAPPHIRE’s latest breakthrough graphics card.
During this time you’ll be able to enter a competition for the chance to win the most highly anticipated card of 2012. Go to the SAPPHIRE Evo application at SAPPHIRE’s Facebook page, take a picture of your [...]
StarCraft II fan? Want Free Swag? Then you must check out the StarCraft II MCSL Season 7 playoffs (June 30th – July 1st). Sapphire Techonolgoy will run a Manic Weekend giveaway with Team EG on Facebook and will be giving away cool stuff like the EDGE HD3 mini PC, the HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card and one of ten Team EG Jabba t-shirts. You can check out a quick teaser about the giveaway here!
Manic Weekend with Team EG is a special edition of Sapphire’s Manic Monday giveaway series. To enter this giveaway, simply go to the Sapphire Technoology Facebook Page and visit the EG Manic Weekend application. Answer the [...]
SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced the SAPPHIRE HD 7870 Flex Edition – only the second model in the highly acclaimed HD 7000 series of graphics cards based on the Graphics Core Next architecture from AMD to feature SAPPHIRE’s unique solution to multi-screen graphics.
Most graphics cards based on AMD technology require the third monitor in an Eyefinity set-up to be a DisplayPort monitor, or connected with an active DisplayPort Adapter. The SAPPHIRE FleX family can support three DVI monitors in Eyefinity mode and deliver a true SLS (Single Large Surface) work area without the need for active [...]