SAPPHIRE has been making great looking video cards for quite some time now, but its Tri-X coolers not only look good, but they are also incredibly efficient at keeping the Radeon R9 290X cool, while also being quiet. Let's take a detailed look at the SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X.
Starting with the front of the card, we have the triple-fan cooler and the beautiful orange and black theme.
After testing and reviewing various GeForce video cards with a back plate, the lack of a back plate is weird - something I'm sure we're going to see used on the upcoming Radeon 300 series.
From the bottom, we can see that this is a dual-slot card with its cooler protruding just enough that it is a kind of 2.2-slot card.
This time from the top.
A closer look at the dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packaging & Box Contents]
- Page 3 [Detailed Look]
- Page 4 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 5 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Synthetic (3DMark and Heaven)]
- Page 7 [Game Benchmarks (1080p)]
- Page 8 [Game Benchmarks (1440p)]
- Page 9 [Performance - 4K]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking]
- Page 12 [Power Consumption, Sound Testing and Software]
- Page 13 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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