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Radeon R9 Nitro 390 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with Backplate (11244-01-20G)AMD Radeon R9 390 and above are VR Ready, virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are game changers in the way we play games. Valves SteamVR benchmark is the best way to test if your current PC is VR ready, ideally you need a score of 7+ and a 390/390X tend to score 7-8 which means they meet the minimum specification for virtual reality. VR will change how we play games as titles such as Elite Dangerous are out of this world when experienced in VR and with upcoming titles such as Portal 3, Half Life 3, Doom the future looks very exciting for PC gaming and AMD is ready with Liquid VR.
The 390 series from AMD offer great future proofing for upcoming game titles such as Star Wars Battlefront, DOOM, Half Life 3 and Fall Out 4. Featuring DirectX 12 support and 8GB of memory makes the 390 series great for current and future games at resolutions upto 4k.
The SAPPHIRE R9 390 Nitro 8GB features the latest GCN (graphics core next) architecture from AMD with 2560 stream processing units and an enhanced engine clock of up to 1040Mhz. It is equipped with 8GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and now clocked at 1500 MHz (6GHz effective) delivering higher bandwidth than earlier models. Built on a SAPPHIRE original pcb, the layout incorporates a 6-phase VDDC power design. Two 8-pin power connectors ensure adequate system power is available (up to 375 Watts total including PCI-Express power).
- GPU: Grenada Pro
- Stream Processors: 2560
- Core Speed: 1010MHz
- Memory Speed: 6000Mhz
- Memory interface: 512-Bit
- Memory capacity: 8192MB GDDR5
- PCI-Express X16 lane required
- 600W or greater PSU required
- Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin required
- Dimensions: 308mm x 127mm x 42.3mm
- Display Outputs: 1x Dual Link DVI, 3x DisplayPort
- Warranty: 2yr
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"...as soon as we saw the updated R9 390 Nitro (with backplate and 8GB of GDDR5), we knew that Sapphire was onto a winner. This Direct X 12, 28nm card might have 30% less processors than the Fury X, but when you push they clock up from 1,040MHz to 1,133MHz then you can get to an average of 32fps in Grand Theft Auto 5 at 4K with maximum IQ settings – just 5fps behind the stock Fury … but the Sapphire R9 390 Nitro is close to half the price."Award