SAPPHIRE intros the Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU

SAPPHIRE finally releases the GPU you've all been waiting for, the Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Apr 29 2014 5:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

SAPPHIRE has just announced it has released the new SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU, which is an overclocked version of the already-fast Radeon R9 290X. We have GPU clocks at 1080MHz, while the 4GB of GDDR5 coasts along at 1410MHz.

SAPPHIRE intros the Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU | TweakTown.com

But the star of the show here is definitely SAPPHIRE's impressive Vapor-X cooling system, which sports vapor chamber technology, which is mounted between the GPU itself, and the base of the heat sink and cooler - this way, it draws as much heat as possible away from the GPU, and onto the cooler. SAPPHIRE has used a new Vapor-X cooler, which leverages its amazing Tri-X structure.

The Tri-X structure features five heat pipes, and three very efficient fans. This should keep the new SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU cool, even when overclocked past its already overclocked speeds. There's also the Digital Power control on the new Vapor-X OC card, as well as a new Aero10 VRM section which pumps 10-phase power with high-power Direct-FET technology into the GPU, memory and circuitry.

SAPPHIRE has done something very unique with its new R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU, with a visual indicator on the card itself. The SAPPHIRE logo on the side of the card has a LED inside, which will change color based on the current temperature of the GPU - from blue when it's running cool, to yellow when it's on a little bit of load, right through to red when it's running hot.

You should be able to find SAPPHIRE's new R9 290X Vapor-X OC GPU with your favorite e-tailers and retailers in your country.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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