Sapphire Releases AMD Radeon R5 230 Series Video Cards

SAPPHIRE launches R5 Series of entry level graphics cards

New low profile cards include support for AMD Eyefinity

 

SAPPHIRE Technology has just introduced three new mainstream models to its highly successful R-Series of graphics cards based on AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.

The new SAPPHIRE R5 230 series includes three low profile PCI-Express graphics cards that require no additional power connector, making them ideal for entry level systems or for upgrading existing PC systems and providing additional monitor support. Two basic models have 160 Stream processors and core clocks of 625MHz, and offer a choice of 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory to deliver excellent performance and great value. Outputs are Dual-link DVI, VGA and HDMI, supporting a choice of monitor types and the cards ship with optional backplates for use in standard or low-profile chassis.

The third model is the R5 230 FleX, which also has 160 Stream processors and 625MHz core clocks, but has 1GB of DDR3 memory with the enhanced clock speed of 800MHz (1600MHz effective). The FleX model adds the SAPPHIRE exclusive ability to support three DVI monitors in Eyefinity mode without the need for any active adapters and deliver a true SLS (Single Large Surface) work area. The first two monitors are connected to the two DVI outputs. A third DVI monitor can be connected to the HDMI output with the passive cable adapter supplied.

This card delivers the most cost-effective Eyefinity solution available for increased productivity in tasks such as editing multiple documents or business applications. It can also be used in multi-screen information display systems where three low cost monitors can be directly connected to each FleX card installed.

The SAPPHIRE R5 230 family all have an on-board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder), considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. The UVD can decode two 1080p HD video streams simultaneously and display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. The R5 230 has HDMI 1.4a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio including support for Stereoscopic 3D output. Support for AMD APP Acceleration means that the latest Office applications and internet browsers are accelerated by Stream processing on the graphics card.

The SAPPHIRE R5 230 family is supported by AMD’s WHQL certified graphics driver which delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for the latest operating systems and acceleration of the latest generation of high performance applications.

The SAPPHIRE R5 230 series will be available through the usual SAPPHIRE network of etailers and retailers.

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  • proammer2159

    last poster is talking absolute crap, is certainly no progmmer for software devepment mantle api s will be revolutionary hsa ie hermogeneous computing will change the face of the way programmes interact with eachother .remember well amd were saying years ago 64 bit computing was the future it took time but thats proves they were right .ive just starting using amd apus after many years with intel and finding amd a breathe of fresh air .amds use of bandwidth is better but I do a lot of programming work have done for near on twenty five years so I geuss ive seen lot of changes.look forward young ones and embrace every new hardware thats going to enable you too do thi gs others have never thought off

    • NvidiaFanboy2014

      with the arrival of dx12, mantle will be retired or set aside…

  • stopoldonculture

    This AMD Card means old of the day award. AMD Radeon R5-250 received it’s new old and gold of the day award. They are putting more efforts to keep video cards running at old and non-reliable clock speeds. Their habits of Mantle and game developers are shaping their old on the design and innovation policies. AMD Mantle is not a true gaming innovation, it is the old by innovation plans and game developers who use mantle makes old on innovation part of their culture. Stop AMD Now because I hate AMD due to their disappointment. It is getting on the old. Mantle is horrible and works at older performing cultureistic speeds in next year. Stop AMD because they might be causing more old on innovation related problems with old on design video cards…. AMD Is garbage…….. Go with Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Kepler now…. it is better than AMD old on the performance range video graphics……

    • yourma2000

      I can safely say “disregard the comment above”

      • investinspeed

        Phrase “Old” means that they do not have enough vision and experience to innovate and build something new like Nvidia has. AMD has no cooler system, only Nvidia has that technology built onto every video card. Mantle makes games work at 50% older performance speeds which means that Mantle is not how you make video cards work smoothly, it is only a new garbage API that causes compatibility issues and if game developers support Mantle, they are killing their own innovation. Nvidia delivers higher performance video cards than AMD Radeon.

        • yourma2000

          Ugh, just stop…

        • Brian Blair

          Uh it’s like old! WTF? Are people today really this friggin brain dead?

        • yourma2000

          If you need a good reason not to drink paint then he’s probably a good example.

    • NvidiaFanboy2014

      Nvidia Geforce GT 630 is NOT Kepler, it is a rebadged Geforce 440 which is FERMI based… stop making Real nvidia fans look like idiots…

      And while im at it not all 7xx series geforce are Kepler based, the geforce 750/750ti is maxwell based, nvidia is just reserving the 850/850ti moniker for the improved version along with maxwell based gpu in the high end 8xx segments… 84x/83x/82x/81x will continue to use kepler…