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SAPPHIRE Nitro Radeon R9 380X 4GB Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 3, 2016 10:24 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE

Overclocking - Let's See How Far We Can Go

 

We actually squeezed more than 10% out of the GPU core, with the SAPPHIRE Nitro R9 380X 4GB being stable at 1130MHz - up from the 1040MHz GPU core at stock settings. This is a pretty damn good overclock for a mid-range GPU, remembering it is already factory overclocked.

 

Does the OC help though? Take a look at our results below.

 

 

Battlefield 4

 

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Metro: Last Light

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 4K

 

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Heaven - 4K

 

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Overclocking Results

 

Does the OC help? Yeah, it does - but you probably won't notice it. We were able to drive the SAPPHIRE Nitro R9 380X 4GB from its stock GPU clock of 1040MHz, all the way to 1130MHz - a decent increase of 90MHz. Not too bad at all.

 

The performance side of things? Barely a few % points, but you can't complain about free performance now, can you?

 

 

Power Consumption

 

The SAPPHIRE Nitro R9 380X 4GB installed into our video card testbed only consumed 250W total, 10W less than the HIS equivalent. Not too shabby at all.

 

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Sound Testing

 

During all of our benchmarking and gaming, the SAPPHIRE Nitro R9 380X 4GB didn't make a sound - but boy does the card make some noise when the fan speed is manually cranked to 100%.

 

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