SAPPHIRE's Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB spotted, the first custom RX 480

The first custom AMD Radeon RX 480 has been spotted, with the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB making an appearance in leaked shots.

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Published Sun, Jun 12 2016 1:17 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

The first pictures of a custom AMD Radeon RX 480 have arrived, with the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB making an appearance, rocking a new silver cooled shroud with a dual-slot, dual-fan design.

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SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB features an LED-illuminated SAPPHIRE logo, with VideoCardz's source stating that the colors will change depending on the fan speed, GPU temperatures, or a custom profile that the user can set.

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The Radeon RX 480 reference design from SAPPHIRE has been revealed, with it being quite a short card, with the cooler extending past the end of the PCB, ensuring that the RX 480 will run nice and cool under option, and only requiring a single 6-pin PCIe power connector.

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