Sapphire Launches Nitro R9 Fury With New Elongated PCB Design and Back Plate
Sapphire has introduced a successor of their Tri-X model, called the Nitro R9 Fury, that comes with a custom PCB, as well as enhanced power design for better power efficiency. Featuring a cool-looking black back-plate, the new card is based on a GPU from AMD which is characterized by combining Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with the revolutionary high bandwidth memory (HBM).
The custom PCB is slightly elongated compared to AMD’s reference board design. The width of the Nitro R9 Fury also grows from 2.2 to 2.5 expansion slots, with a depth of 45 instead of 40 mm. Thanks to these and a few other modifications to the shroud here and there, the new Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury is cooler and more impressive than her little sister.
The GPU is meanwhile clocked at 1050MHz, with the HBM remains untouched 1000 MHz Effective Memory Clock. The power is still drawn by 2 x 8-pin AUX connectors and the suggested specification remains at 750 Watts. In addition to the 4 video output ports – three DisplayPort 1.2s and one HDMI – on the reference R9 Fury, the new Sapphire card introduces an additional DVI-D port for improved backward compatibility with older monitors.
Further, the Nitro R9 Fury features a rated board TDP of 275W, and is set up for the latest DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5 API. The product is expected to hit the shelves sometime in January 2016. Pricing details are known as of yet.
Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury Specifications: