Sapphire Radeon R9 380X Nitro Video Card Review

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Sapphire R9 380X Nitro Retail Box and Bundle

The card that we are looking at today is the Sapphire Radeon R9 380X Nitro OC 4GB, which is sold under part number 299-4E308-100SA. This is custom, factory overclocked card that carries an MSRP of $239.99. For that price you end up with a card that is said to be ~7% faster than AMD’s R9 380X reference card thanks to the 1040MHz core clock and 1500MHz memory clock. The AMD Radeon R9 380X reference design has a base clock of 970 MHz and a memory clock of 1425MHz. This is also a Sapphire Nitro series card, which means you get Dual-X GPU cooling with ball bearing fans and copper heatpipes, black diamond chokes and for the very first time in the Nitro series a backplate!

Sapphire R9 380X Video Card Retail Box

The retail box for the Sapphire Radeopn R9 380X Nitro card is pretty eye catching and lists some of the key features on the front of the box. The back of the box highlights more features and says that the Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has a SPI rating of 3 and offers 1080P gaming in high detail levels in most games, resulting in powerful gaming performance.


Sapphire R9 380X Video Card Retail Box Bundle

Inside the Sapphire R9 380X Nitro OC packaging, the card is securely packed inside the box. The included accessories include the installation guide, driver and utility disc, Sapphire case sticker, DVI-to-VGA adapter and of course the R9 380X Nitro OC card!

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  • Slayer Hellas

    That review is TOTAL FAIL CRAP MAN……!!!
    I have that card………an in Metro it DOES NOT give those numbers……….FUCKING FANBOYS

    • pierre

      it is .

    • TheLight

      Could have been issues with whatever drivers they were using. Whenever I see results that are that far out of whack, I usually suspect that the tester is using early, pre-release drivers that came with the card rather than the most recent ones that can be found online. ATi/AMD is notoriously bad with programming drivers for their cards which is why DX12 being less driver dependent is a godsend for AMD fans.

  • atomixlt

    Hmm i overclocked my r9 380 and i get 9452 graphics score.
    The overclock 1100/1500.

  • Terry Perry

    You cab get the R9 380 now for 195$ and the difference is Very Little from the X wait and the price will drop to 200 $ then it is a Good buy.