The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.
Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven’t enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.
What it means for gamers
By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular “next-generation” gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today’s technology can offer.
This product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode. By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled
Secure bootSapphire product with “Dual Firmware Support” function equips the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the opening system itself loads.
Faster boot and resume timesWhen compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.
16K Hours Capacitor
High quality aluminum-made long life capacitor lengthens the life time of the product. Improved reliability and better overclocking are possible by using only high-polymer, aluminum capacitors which possess far superior characteristics than regular aluminum capacitor for a longer product life. When operational temperatures drop by 20°C, the product life span is extended by a factor of ten, when the operational temperature increases by 20°C, the product life span only decreases by 10%.
Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.
10mm heat pipe
10mm diameter copper heat pipe has 53% better efficiency at dissipating heat than 8mm heat-pipe. Single 10Ø heat pipe is capable to handle 90W thermal dissipating. (8Ø is designed for TDP 65W). With 1x 10mm, 2 x 8mm and 2x 6mm heat pipe, the module is designed to handle over 300W GPU Power.
Component Heat Spreader
A long the edge of the card, the PCB is extended out with copper foil exposed to air. An additional heat-sink mounted directly to this copper layer allows heat absorbing into the PCB from the GPU and other components, and transferred to the heat-sink and cooled by the airflow. Basically, Heat Spreader is able to reduce core temperature by 2 degree C.
Intelligent Fan Control II
1792 Stream Processors
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
985 MHz Engine Clock
256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
4096 MB Size
Maximum 4 Outputs
1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
1920x1200 Pixel Single Link DVI Resolution
2160P HDMI Resolution
Shader Model 5.0
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD HD3D Technology
16K Hours Capacitor
Black diamond choke
Intelligent Fan Control
AMD Liquid VR technology
Two ball bearing
2 Part Slot Occupied
9.3 x 4.96 x 1.46 Dimension /Inch
237.35 x 126.15 x 37 Dimension /mm
Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7
500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
850 Watt Power Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
4 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with
one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard