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TAG: Sapphire

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Sapphire shows off first Radeon R9 285 in ITX format

Sapphire is currently preparing six Radeon R9 285 graphics cards (2GB, 4GB and ITX models). Does anyone still remember when I said R9 285 will be available in ITX form factor? Well, Sapphire just gave us the first model. Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact will be available in two flavors, the first one is […]


AMD extends FirePro family, Tonga GPU unveiled

AMD has released new FirePro W-series. The W7100 is the first Tonga-based graphics card. According to Anandtech, W7100 is not utilizing full 32 Compute Units. Instead, only 28 are in use. W7100 has therefore 1792 Stream Cores, just like Tahiti PRO. This diagram has been released by Hardware.fr (there is only low res version). As […]


AMD announces FirePro S9150 and S9050

AMD Unleashes World’s Most Powerful Server GPU for HPC AMD FirePro(TM) S9150 Server Card Delivers up to 2.53 TFLOPS of Peak Double-Precision Floating Point Performance for Intense Compute Workloads, and 10.8 GFLOPS Double Precision-per-Watt, up to 77% More Performance/Watt Than the Competition  AMD today announced the AMD FirePro S9150 server card — the most powerful […]

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Sapphire: enter to win Radeon R9 290X TOXIC 8GB

I thought you may want to know that Sapphire is letting you win Radeon R9 290X TOXIC, the 8GB model. There were only 3 made, and now you have the opportunity to win one. Videocardz has no partnership with any companies whose hardware is involved in this giveaway. This is simply from newsletter I’m subscribed […]


AMD announces FirePro W8100 based on Hawaii PRO

New AMD Professional Graphics Card Delivers GPU Compute Power for Future-Ready 4K Workstation Workflows and Personal Supercomputing AMD FirePro(TM) W8100 Delivers 38X More Performance Than Closest Competing Product SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 06/23/14 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD FirePro™ W8100 professional graphics card, enabling new levels of workstation performance delivered by […]


AMD FirePro W8100 spotted in the wild

UPDATE: Guys over at ComputerBase took a picture of Catalyst Control Center hardware information. Turns out, FirePro W8100 is based on HawaiiGL40, not Tonga. It also confirms that W8100 will run at 917 MHz clock. The GL40 variant most likely means 40 CUs, which is nothing else than Hawaii PRO. Card will feature 8GB GDDR5 […]

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AlphaCool shows off Radeon R9 280X water block

Alphacool International GmbH, Germany announces internal testing results of the new GPU cooler. After the announcement of the custom GPU service Alphacool have been busy testing the final prototypes in the Alphacool TestLab. Below you can see the new solution fitted on the Sapphire 280x (Production version will have anodized black heatsinks). In order to […]

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SAPPHIRE adds R9 290X OC to new Vapor-X line-up

Successful series Combines Vapor-Chamber Cooler with Tri-X fans and new design features for optimum performance and cool running   SAPPHIRE technology, the leading manufacturer and global supplier of AMD-based graphics products, has just added another new model to its highly acclaimed Vapor-X family of graphics cards in the successful R9 series. The SAPPHIRE R9 290X […]

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Sapphire shows off Radeon R9 290X TOXIC with 8GB memory

Following my previous post, where I told you about the Sapphire’s R9 290XVAPOR-X model with 8GB RAM, I have more news about similar products from Sapphire. As it turns out, the VAPOR-X will be followed with a new TOXIC model. Of course it will also have 8GB RAM. The cooler is the same, only the […]


Sapphire launches Radeon R9 280 Dual-X and R9 280X Vapor-X

NEW R9 280 Dual-X and R9 280X Vapor-X models Building on the success of its graphics solutions based on the latest GCN (graphics core next) architectures from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models in the successful R9-Series of graphics accelerators for the PC. The SAPPHIRE R9 280 is a new model from […]

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MSI launches Radeon R9 290X Lightning

MSI today launches the new Radeon R9 290X graphics card from Lightning series. Despite highly modified configuration and a superior TriFrozr cooling system, card is clocked only at 1080 MHz. However, it’s no secret that R9 290X clocks well, so it should easily be able to reach higher clocks. Bear in mind, there’s still LN2 […]

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Meet AMD Radeon R9 280 from ASUS, XFX and Sapphire

We’ve recently talked about new AMD graphics cards: R7 265 and R9 280. The first one is already released, the other one is yet to be announced. With so many Radeon R5, R7 and R9 models, AMD has yet two aces in the sleeve. The most anticipated is obviously dual-GPU R9 290X2 or R9 295X […]


Sapphire launches Radeon R9 290(X) Tri-X Series

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models of its top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. Both models feature the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS. The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X features the latest GCN (graphics core next) architecture from AMD with 2816 stream processing […]

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 priced at €349

One of the biggest European retailer has just updated its website with the new Radeon R9 290. Prices on PCComponentes are usually very accurate prior to the official announcements. R9 290 is listed for €349, this should convert into 400 US Dollars and £300. Sapphire Radeon R9 290, which we’ve seen few days ago with […]

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Someone got the Radeon R9 290 by mistake

This is such a hilarious story that I had to post it. This post will explain to you why delaying the launch of new graphics card is never a good idea. It will also prove that the naming of R9 290 series is quite unfortunate. Everyone should already be familiar with the Radeon R9 290X. […]

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 pictured and ‘tested’

We are very close to the official launch of the Radeon R9 290, a slower sibling of R9 290X. Chinese forums are always worth a check before major announcements. Today a member of Chiphell forums posted a first preview of Sapphire R9 290 graphics card, including some photos and two 3Dmark tests (here we go […]

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AMD Radeon R9 290X makes the first appearance in a store

I don’t have any shocking news today. What I have is a confirmation that in few days AMD will officially announce its new flagship — Radeon R9 290X. Swedish etailer Inet posted a picture of a box containing few Sapphire R9 290X graphics cards. “Check out what we got today!” This appearance only confirms that […]

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 Edition pictured

Here’s Sapphire R9 290X joining the pack of Battlefield 4 branded graphics cards. I doubt you want to read the same description for all R9 290X graphics cards, so I will just make it very short. Sapphire is advertising the most basic features of the card including: 4GB GDDR5 memory, 512-bit interface, APP acceleration (that […]

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Sapphire’s Radeon R7 and R9 full lineup unveiled

Sapphire is preparing thirteen Radeon R7 and R9 graphics cards for tomorrow. Sapphire Radeon R7 240 and R7 250 Sapphire made six R7 graphics cards, including two 250 and four 240. Both are based on the Oland GPU, but the configuration is different on each of those. The R7 240 is using Oland PRO with […]

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ASUS, HIS, MSI, Sapphire, PowerColor and Gigabyte R9 200 lineups pictures

All major vendors have showcased their R7 and R9 Radeon GPUs during an event held in Sydney. Well this quite weird, while I receive requests from manufacturers to hide leaked pictures of their graphics cards, they showcase them to the public without any hesitation (or maybe these new pictures where not supposed to be published […]

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AMD Selects SAPPHIRE as Exclusive Global Distribution Partner for AMD FirePro Professional Graphics

AMD Teams With an Ideal Partner, SAPPHIRE, to Enhance the International Distribution of AMD FirePro Professional Graphics SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/01/13 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced SAPPHIRE Technology as its exclusive global distribution partner for AMD FirePro™ professional graphics. An international supplier and leading manufacturer of innovative technologies, SAPPHIRE has successfully collaborated […]