SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon R9 390X Tri-X Review & Specifications

SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon R9 390X Tri-X 8GB GDDR5 11241-00-20G


The SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X features the latest version of our award winning Tri-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its industry leading 10mm heatpipe and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contribute to consistent performance and high reliability. Based on the latest GCN architecture from AMD, the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X supports DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync, LiquidVR and Ultra HD. With an 8GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 4 it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 and beyond.

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Specs Overview

  • 100381OCL
  • 11241-00-20G
Release Date June 2015
GPU Interface PCI-Express x16
GPU Chipset Radeon R9 390X
GPU Memory Size 8GB
GPU Memory Type GDDR5
GPU Clock Rate 1050MHz
TDP 275W
Length 308mm
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
DVI-D (Dual Link) 1
DVI-I (Dual Link) 0
DisplayPort 3
G-SYNC Support
FreeSync Support

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Critic Reviews


Sapphire has of course added a slight factory-overclock to this card giving it a little bit more performance than the reference card. They have also changed the display output configuration by removing one of the DVI connectors and going with three...


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Sapphire R9 390X Tri-X brings the new AMD 390X GPU under the best VGA cooler they have. The result is a powerful card that runs silent and pretty cold.The overclocking potential is good and the Tri-X cooler manages the temps very well here also. The...

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GPU 2816 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1055 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 512 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz Effective Memory Clock
8192 MB Size
Displays Maximum 5 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
3 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
1920x1200 Pixel Single Link DVI Resolution
2160P HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire XDMA
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
Video Codec Engine (VCE)
AMD HD3D Technology
Component Heat Spreader
16K Hours Capacitor
Intelligent Fan Control
10mm Heat Pipe
AMD Liquid VR technology
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
AMD TrueAudio technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Tri-X fans
Two ball bearing
Form Factor 2.2 Part Slot Occupied
12.1 X 5 X 1.7 Dimension /Inch
308 X 127 X 42.3 Dimension /mm
Power Consumption 375W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 
System Requirement 750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
4 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
System power supply with two 8-pin PCIe® power connectors that are each capable of supplying 28 A of dedicated current
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
To support 4 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

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