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SAPPHIRE Tri-X Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card Review (Page 2)

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 19, 2015 at 8:53 am CDT - 1 min, 55 secs time to read this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sapphire Tech

The Packaging

SAPPHIRE has used its signature orange and black theme on the box of the Tri-X R9 390X, with a robot showing off his incredible huge guns and chest in the center of the box.

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The front of the box, as we were describing above. In the top right, we see it is powered by the GCN 1.1 architecture, and has support for AMD's Mantle API. In the bottom left, we have 8GB of RAM, 4K gaming support, and the Tri-X triple-fan cooler.

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The back of the box is filled with information on the card, but the biggest thing to take away from here that I haven't seen any others talk about is that SAPPHIRE went away from the reference R9 390X design, offering up 3 x DisplayPort outputs, 1 x HDMI and 1 x DVI. This means you can do triple 4K gaming from the single card, which kicks ass.

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Inside, the Tri-X R9 390X is protected with a great big box and some packaging on top to keep it nice and safe.

Detailed Look

Oh, SAPPHIRE - thank you so much for tweaking the look of your card, it is the best looking R9 390X I have in my lab right now. It's downright gorgeous with its orange and black theme, with the trim at the top being tweaked just about perfectly.

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The front of the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X, with its triple-fan cooler and beautiful styling.

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And again, but this time up close and personal with that beautiful trim.

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The back of the card, without a back plate in sight.

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The top of the Tri-X R9 390X, where we can see that styling once again, and the two 8-pin PCIe power connectors to power the card. I look forward to seeing how far we can push the card when the overclocking begins.

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And again, this time we're closer to the two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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Here we have a dual BIOS button, and a great aluminum fin array that we have in detail.

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The bottom of the card, and its huge heat sink array.

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The end of the card, where we can see three heat pipes peeking through.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

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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