After an image of a Sapphire Radeon RX already had 480 appeared in the custom design, the manufacturer has now the RX 480 Nitro officially shown in a live stream for the first time. It is a big difference: The radiator cover is no longer silver (according to the reflections of metal), but black. However, this does not mean that it could not provide both versions on the market.
The cooling solution the Radeon RX 480 Nitro seems largely to meet the R9 380X Nitro. Furthermore, two large axial fans are used, the proportions will turn out almost identical. Wired is again a DVI video output. Clock speeds are no reveal. The speech, however, is of a modified timetable for the launch of Custom designs by AMD, so you now at least been allowed to show the image.
In addition to the cooling solution Sapphire also uses its own PCB, which is equipped with an eight-pin power connector and thus allows greater reserves than the reference design. We have made every effort to reduce eventual . The manufacturer makes however two special attention: The first two slots on the PCB above. In which you have learned from the Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X and nitro, where the coolers are overtopped the PCBs and the air could be blown upwards (back) out. This has the acoustic and temperature development positively influenced. The PCB recesses should have a similar effect. Of course, case fan are then all the more important to ensure that the CPU does not suffocate in the heat of the graphics card.
In addition, the fan with the Radeon RX can be removed 480 Nitro. The serve mainly RMA purposes as Sapphire performs. Therefore be at around 80 percent of all RMA requests the fan out of order. A software can determine whether the predetermined speeds are still respected in certain PWM signals a user with suspected broken fan. This is not the case, Sapphire sent within the warranty period to a new pair of fans that the user can then exchange. Instead of sitting for weeks without a graphics card because, fan problems will henceforth be resolved in a few days. In this context, nor are pictures of XFX Radeon RX 480 Double Dissipation