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What is the difference between these two GPU's?

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June 20, 2014 7:24:32 AM

Hi everyone,

Can someone please tell me the difference between these two graphics cards? Which one is better? etc etc.

The:
R9 290 Vapor-X Tri-X
or the:
R9 290 Tri-X

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/produc...

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...

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June 20, 2014 8:23:45 AM

The R9-290 Tri-X GPU utilizes a 3 fan design which blows air over the main heatsink and also the VRM heatsinks etc.

The R9-290 Vapor-X Tri-X utilizes the same 3 fan design but in instead of the same exact heatsink, it uses a vapor chamber which sits on the GPU chip. The vapor chamber absorbs heat more uniformly and then transfers it to the heatpipes which then are integrated into pretty much the same heatsink fin stack that is on the normal Tri-X cooler.

The Vapor-X card cools more efficiently and is slightly more quiet than the normal Tri-X. With the improved cooling capacity, Sapphire increases both the GPU and memory clocks on the card, giving it a good amount of increased performance, bringing it up to the level of a lot of R9-290X cards.

So to sum it up:

Vapor-X Tri-X = more performance, lower GPU temperatures and slightly lower noise levels. Oh, and the heatsink has a LED cutout for the Vapor-X which has a 'breathing effect' (slowly pulsing light levels) which also go from blue to red as the GPU load and temperature increase.
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June 20, 2014 8:43:27 AM

Uhm... taps your eyeglasses: Just read the web page...

SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X has 2560 stream processing units and an engine clock of up to 1000 Mhz. Also equipped with 4GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and clocked at 1300 MHz (5.2GHz effective).

the SAPPHIRE R9 290 Vapor-X Edition boasts 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 1400MHz (5.6GB/s effective) and high speed engine clocks of 1030MHz.

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June 20, 2014 10:44:10 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Uhm... taps your eyeglasses: Just read the web page...

SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X has 2560 stream processing units and an engine clock of up to 1000 Mhz. Also equipped with 4GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and clocked at 1300 MHz (5.2GHz effective).

the SAPPHIRE R9 290 Vapor-X Edition boasts 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 1400MHz (5.6GB/s effective) and high speed engine clocks of 1030MHz.



Sorry, I don't know my techy stuff.
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