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  • Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Video Card Review
  • Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Video Card Review


    Card Layout and Features

    One of the benefits to HBM is the removal of the traditional GDDR5 memory chips.  As a result the card can be much smaller and almost resemble a low end budget card.  Despite the PCB being short at only 9 inches the Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury is quite long due to the Tri-X cooling solution.  This extends the length of the card to 12 inches to account for the third fan. 

    Flipping the card over we can see that Sapphire has included an aluminum backplate to help protect and reinforce the PCB.  These also are designed to remove excess heat depending on where they make contact with the board.  You’ll find a set of silkscreened graphics that interestingly enough match up with the Nitro cooler design.

    Video output is comprised of a single DVI-D video output combined with a three Display Port connections and a single standard HDMI.  The card can support 5 monitor outputs in either gaming surround Eyefinity  or just standard displays up to 4k.

    Power to the card is delivered across dual 8-pin PCI E power connectors.  According to Sapphire the card will pull around 375w at full tilt and has a 750w PSU recommendation. 

    Of course that is only a recommendation so be sure to size your system correctly.