Sapphire released their latest Radeon HD 7990 ATOMIC Graphics card at Computex 13. Most of the details regarding two were kept a secret until now. Expreview have managed to get the technical details of the Radeon HD 7990 ATOMIC graphics card along with complete detailed shots of the PCB and the water cooler that comes along with the shipment.
According to some information posted on the Chiphell forums, AMD could have possibly sent our engineering samples of their upcoming next generation flagship graphics card, the Radeon HD 9970. The card is question has been sent out to AiB partner Sapphire. If this turns out to be true we could see these cards as early as October!
Sapphire has announced two new models to the HD 7700 series of graphics cards which will deliver an even more affordable choice of graphics cards based off the Graphics Core Next architecture from AMD. Both models are HD 7730’s built on AMD’s 28nm process, but one model will feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory and the other model will feature only 1GB.
Sapphire’s Atomic branding is only for the most high-end products and they Atomic product they showed at Computex was definitely no exception. The Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 Atomic is a liquid cooled variant of AMD’s latest graphics card release. The card is anything but stock, read on for all of the details.
Sapphire has made an addition to their Radeon HD 7790 lineup with the new Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Graphics Card. This card features 2GB of the latest DDR5 memory and is factory overclocked with a core clock of 1050MHz and memory clocks of 1600MHz (6.4GB/s effective). The Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC card is based on the latest Bonaire chipset featuring AMD’s graphics core next architecture.
Today we are taking a look at a brand new video card from Sapphire. We have been hearing about the Radeon 7790 over the past few weeks and earlier this year AMD said we would see an HD 8000 series towards the end of the year and they would be refreshing their HD 7000 lineup with new chips. The HD 7790 is the first card that is part of this refresh, based on the brand new “Bonaire” 28nm graphics processor. The Bonaire graphics processor is based off of AMD’s graphics core next (GCN) architecture and features 896 stream processors. We are looking at Sapphire’s version, which is the HD 7790 OC with Dual-X. The Dual-X is for Sapphire’s own unique cooling system on the card. This card features a 1075MHz core clock, 1GB of GDDR5 memory and has dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connections. This card is setup to compete directly with Nvidia’s GTX 650 Ti. Read on as we take a look…
The white Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition was spotted at CeBIT and now Sapphire is officially releasing the card. The card still is more or less a reference design with an 800MHz core clock and 3GB of GDDR5. As far as connections go you have 2x mini-DisplayPort, 1x HDMI and 1x dual-link DVI.
Here are some of the first photos of the Sapphire HD 7790 Dual-X. This is Sapphire’s premium offering based on AMD’s new GPU. This dual slot card features Sapphire’s in-house PCB and cooler designs. As you can see from the photos the PCB and shroud are both black. The cooler is made up of an aluminum fin stack design, which is ventilated by a pair of 80mm fans. The card is powered by a single 6pin PCIe connector and outputs include a pair of DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort.
We are not at CeBIT this year, but we are picking up some of the news. One of the more interesting things we have seen is a white Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition. Of course that means this card is aimed at Apple’s Mac systems and Mac gamers. Apple already offers the Radeon HD 5870 or HD 5770 CrossFire on their Mac Pro. Besides the white design this card is still pretty much a reference design with a 800 MHz clock speed and 3GB of GDDR5.
While we mainly know Sapphire for their video cards they actually showed us some of their new Mini PC’s at CES. This is because they video card market is sort of at a halt as new GPU’s are currently not available yet. Sapphire was really excited about their VS series of Mini PC’s that are made to be desktop replacements for moderate users. They offer all of the connectivity and power you would need for basic computing functions, but use far less power. They will soon be releasing a bare-bone version that allows you to install your own hard drive and memory. Check out our video below to get all of the details.
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