BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters


Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X (Tri-X) OC 3GB Graphics Card Review  - PCSTATS.com Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X (Tri-X) OC 3GB Graphics Card Review
Sun, May 04 2014 | 9:00AM | Filed under: Video Cards| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

When the AMD R9 280X launched the first R9 280X we tested was Sapphire’s Vapor-X model. In our review we noted that the while the performance was good and the temperatures were reasonable, the acoustic performance was far from impressive. Here we are 6 months later and Sapphire have revised their R9-280X Vapor-X to include their renowned Tri-X triple fan cooling solution which boasts better cooling performance and quieter operation as well as fantastic aesthetics. We aren’t 100% sure if the old model is going to be discontinued or not, because it is certainly confusing having two R9 280X Vapor-X models in our opinion so discontinuing the older model would make sense. There are some key differences between the old and new models though, such as the new model has a faster GPU core clock speed, a triple fan cooler, is a lot bigger, is more expensive and, strangely, has a lower memory clock speed. Sapphire’s R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X sits just below the Toxic model (which we reviewed here) as it has (almost) the same cooling solution but isn’t overclocked as high, hasn’t been speed binned to the same extent and doesn’t have a backplate. Sapphire’s new R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X currently fetches around $359 meaning it is directly priced up against high performance GTX 770s like EVGA’s SuperClocked ACX GTX 770 and most of the 4GB GTX 770s which cost on average about $30-50 more than the 2GB variants. Does Sapphire’s Tri-X cooler give the R9 280X Vapor-X a new lease of life? Let’s find out!

FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Recent News in Video Cards
HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps Jul 31
The NVIDIA TITAN Z Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks Jul 29
Radeon R9 290 vs. Radeon R9 270 CrossFire Jul 28
Hazard Ops Open Beta Launch Video Review | Hardware Heaven Jul 28
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 STRIX OC Edition Review Jul 27
ASUS GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum graphics card Jul 27
HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 Review Jul 26
MSI GP60 2PE Leopard 15.6" Gaming Laptop Video Jul 25
Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire Jul 25
AMD FirePro W9100 vs NVIDIA Quadro K6000 Jul 25
more...

News Categories
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   Looking for something a little farther back? Try PCstats News Archives: 1999 - present
   07 / 31 / 2014 | 1:38PM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2014 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.