Sapphire’s Radeon R7 and R9 full lineup unveiled

Published: Oct 7th 2013, 10:07 GMT

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 320 Stream Processors, whereas the R7 250 is powered by Oland XT with 384 Stream Processors.

Sapphire prepared multiple variants based on memory configuration, that said you have 1GB, 2GB and even a 4GB models.  Although the higher the capacity, the lower the bandwidth, since only 1GB models use GDDR5 modules. The R7 240 are all clocked at 730 / 780 MHz, leaving 1000+ clocks for 250. The memory speed depends on the type, we have either 1.8 GHz or 4.6 GHz clocks.

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X

The almighty R7 260X is equipped with the Bonaire GPU, which has 896 Stream Processors. Additionally we have 2GB GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit interface. The R7 260X is clocked at 1050 MHz, and it doesn’t have boost, which would explain the missing field in a leaked GPU-Z screenshot a while ago. This card runs at rather fast memory clocks — 1620/6600 MHz.

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X

Sapphire made three models, all non-reference. The R9 270X is equipped with a Curacao XT, and I can finally confirm this is a pure Pitcairn replacement, since it only has 1280 SPs, not 1526 as some said.

The Sapphire 270X Dual-X is clocked at 1020 MHz for base and 1070 MHz for boost. It has a memory clocked at 1400 / 5600 MHz.

Sapphire 270X Vapor-X has a base clock of 1050 MHz and boost clock at 1100 MHz. The memory is slightly overclocked, operating at 1450/ 5800 MHz.

Moving on to Sapphire R9 270X TOXIC, which has the highest clock so far — an 1100 MHz base clock and boost clock which will be announced later. The memory is running at 1500 / 6000 MHz.

Sapphire Radeon R9 280X

Of course Sapphire is also preparing a 280X (a HD 7970 GE rebrand). The specs are so obvious that I’m sure you already know them. The card is equipped with a Tahiti XT GPU with 2048 SPs. There are three different cards, just like 270X: TOXIC, Dual-X and Vapor-X. All three cards are featuring 3GB GDDR5 memory across 384-bit interface.

Look at the chart below to learn the specs of each model:

Sapphire R7 and R9 lineup
GPUCoresMemoryGPU Clocks (MHz)Memory Clocks (MHz)
Sapphire R7 240 1GB DDR3 with BoostOland PRO3201GB DDR3 128b730 / 780900 / 1800
Sapphire R7 240 2GB DDR3 with BoostOland PRO3202GB DDR3 128b730 / 780900 / 1800
Sapphire R7 240 4GB DDR3 with BoostOland PRO3204GB DDR3 128b730 / 780900 / 1800
Sapphire R7 240 1GB GDDR5 with BoostOland PRO3201GB GDDR5 128b730 / 7801150 / 4600
Sapphire R7 250 1GB GDDR5 with BoostOland XT3841GB GDDR5 128b1000 / 10501150 / 4600
Sapphire R7 250 2GB DDR3 with BoostOland XT3841GB DDR3 128b1000 / 1050900 / 1800
Sapphire R7 260X 2GB GDDR5Bonaire XTX8962GB GDDR5 128b10501620 / 6600
Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC with BoostCuracao XT12802GB GDDR5 256b1020 / 10701400 / 5600
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC with BoostCuracao XT12802GB GDDR5 256b1050 / 11001450 / 5800
Sapphire TOXIC R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC with BoostCuracao XT12802GB GDDR5 256b1100 / TBA1500 / 6000
Sapphire Dual-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OCTahiti XT20483GB GDDR5 384b870 / 10201500 / 6000
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC with BoostTahiti XT20483GB GDDR5 384b950 / 10701550 / 6200
Sapphire TOXIC R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC with BoostTahiti XT20483GB GDDR5 384b1100 / TBA1600 / 6400

11216-00 R7 240 2G DDR311216-00 R7 240 2G DDR3 Specs


11216-01 R7 240 1G GDDR511216-01 R7 240 1G GDDR5 Specs

11216-02 R7 240 4G DDR311216-02 R7 240 4G DDR3 SPecs

11216-03 R7 240 1G DDR311216-03 R7 240 1G DDR3 Specs

11215-01 R7 250 2G DDR311215-00 R7 250 1G GDDR5 Specs

11215-00 R7 250 1G GDDR511215-01 R7 250 2G DDR3 Specs

11222-00 R7 260X 2G GDDR511222-00 R7 260X 2G GDDR5 Specs



11217-00 R9 270X Vapor-X 2G GDDR511217-00 R9 270X Vapor-X 2G GDDR5 Specs


11217-01 R9 270X Dual-X 2G GDDR511217-01 R9 270X Dual-X 2G GDDR5 Specs


11217-02 R9 270X Toxic 2G GDDR5 Specs

11221-00 R9 280X Dual-X 3G GDDR511221-00 R9 280X Dual-X 3G GDDR5 Specs


11221-01 R9 280X TOXIC 3G GDDR511221-01 R9 280X TOXIC 3G GDDR5 SPecs


11221-02 R9 280X Vapor-X 3G GDDR511221-02 R9 280X Vapor-X 3G GDDR5 Specs

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