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Sapphire announces the launch of the R9 290 Vapor-X OC GPU

Sapphire is back with yet another R9 290 derived GPU, this time its in the form Vapor-X OC edition that provides better cooling and a higher clock speed.

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Charles Gantt
Published Fri, Apr 4 2014 1:38 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

This morning Sapphire Technology launched a new version of its R9 290 Radeon GPU that features a new cooler and some factory boosted performance. The new R9 290 Vapor-X OC video card features several of Sapphire's leading technology including its high-performance Vapor-X cooling solution, which keeps the factory-overclocked card running cool.

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The new R9 290 Vapor-X OC GPU is based on AMD's Graphics Core Next technology and features 2560 Stream Processors, 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1400MHz, and a high-speed engine clock of 1030MHz. Sapphire says that these features combine to create industry-leading performance, stability, and longevity. The Vapor-X Cooler utilizes a "Tri-X" structure that is made from five heat-pipes, three fans, and efficient cooling fins.

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The R9 290 Vapor X OC edition GPU is equipped with Dual DVI-D, High speed HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 outputs enabling it to support the latest digital monitors. It is ideal for use with three monitor Eyefinity set-ups, with no active adapter needed, or with the latest high resolution 4K displays. The card is available now at Sapphire retail partners.

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