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June 19, 2015

SAPPHIRE NITRO – A NEW GRAPHICS SERIES FOR GAMERS


19th June 2015 – Today SAPPHIRE Technology introduces a new line of graphics cards based on the latest Graphics Core Next architectures from AMD.  The new SAPPHIRE NITRO series is an evolution of our market-leading, award-winning, high-end graphics card technology developed with features designed to be attractive to the majority of PC gamers. At the same time, SAPPHIRE will also promote a new community website for gaming enthusiasts – SAPPHIRE NATION (http://sapphirenation.net/).

The excellent performance, quality, reliability and stability of high-end graphic cards has always been the preserve of the hardcore gamer. Until now.  The SAPPHIRE NITRO series boasts a range of features previously reserved for high-end cards, including long-life capacitors and award-winning SAPPHIRE Black Diamond Chokes, as well as new versions of our award-winning cooling solutions. Its elegant contours with purposeful black and gunmetal finish have been designed to suit any build. And the latest graphics architecture from AMD paired with larger frame buffers delivers fast, reliable gaming performance as well as support for the latest technologies including DirectX 12, AMD FreeSync, TrueAudio, Liquid VR, VSR scaling and Ultra HD. So whatever kind of gamer you are, the SAPPHIRE NITRO series offers you the maximum gaming experience for your budget.


The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 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 completely for silent operation under light load. Its heatpipe array including 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 contributes to consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 has 2560 Stream Processors, 8GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 6000MHz, and an engine clock speed of 1010MHz. It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 4 which means it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 and beyond.



The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 features the latest version of our award winning Dual-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in both of the 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 10cm fans and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and it also features long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes for consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 has 1792 Stream Processors, 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 5800 MHz, and an engine clock speed of 985 MHz. It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 3 which is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience in high detail at 1080p and beyond.


The SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 also features a new Dual-X cooler with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and the enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II). Its new shroud design and diecast heatsink keep the card running cool, and it again features long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes for consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 has 1024 Stream Processors, 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 5600 MHz, and an engine clock speed of 985 MHz.  It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 2 which means it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience at 1080p and beyond.

Gaming enthusiasts will also be interested in a new website also being launched this week. SAPPHIRE Nation is a SAPPHIRE community website for technology enthusiasts and gamers. It serves as a central hub for promotional activities and coalesces several social media campaigns under a single website. It is a source of more sophisticated content that would not fit on other channels, including news and views by gamers for gamers, and will play a supportive role in our future marketing campaigns. It will become the most content-rich place on the web related to SAPPHIRE, so gamers seeking knowledge, news or tech support for SAPPHIRE should consider www.sapphirenation.net as the #1 place to visit.

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