In order to protect your card, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ series cards have fuse protection built into the circuit of the external PCI-E power connector to keep the components safe.
Intelligent Fan Control
For high-end graphic card users, we always like to get the best performance, running GPU cooler, quieter and longer life.
Traditional graphic cards cooling solutions mainly focus on keeping GPU at lower operation temperature while balance acoustic for end users to enjoy a quieter gaming experience. At Sapphire our experienced thermal experts always fine tuning the fan control table for each graphic card we design.
With more and more transistors and integration of High bandwidth memory (HBM), we introduce an even more intelligent scheme to monitor and dynamically adjust the fan speeds. This so called IFC (Intelligent Fan Control) is not only limited to cooling GPU cores but also inputs from HBM, Power control logics (like MOSFETS). With integrated SMU, there is a smart algorithm to received temperature reading from multiple inputs, i.e., multiple GPUs power cores, external Bridge control logics, voltage regulator MOSFETs. It will also take the current application loading, environment temperature into consideration.
The benefit of this new intelligent fan control methodology is, users can always expect the best performance, quieter environment based on whole graphics systems without need to worry about the manual fan table adjustments.
Frame Rate Target Control
Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enables users to set a target maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen mode; the benefit being that FRTC can reduce GPU power consumption (great for games running at frame rates much higher than the display refresh rate) and therefore reduce heat generation and fan speeds/noise on the graphics card.
Frame Rate Target Control caps performance not only in 3D rendered in-game scenes, but also in splash screens, loading screens and menus, where frame rates can often run needlessly into the hundreds of FPS. Users might wish to set a very high cap just to limit wasteful FPS like that seen in menus and such, while still taking advantage of the responsiveness given by FPS well beyond 60.
DirectX® 12 is a new, "console-like" graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or "explicit" control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favourite DirectX® 12 game.
AMD FreeSync Technology
No Stuttering. No Tearing. Just Gaming
AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuttering.
FreeSync uses industry-standard displayport. Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency:
Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies.
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AMD XConnect™ Technology: Plug In and Game On with AMD XConnect Technology
Now it's easier than ever to connect and use an external Radeon™ graphics card. With AMD XConnect™ technology, external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon™ Graphics can easily connect and disconnect to a compatible ultrathin notebook or 2-in 1 over Thunderbolt™ 3 at any time, just like a USB flash drive-a first for external GPUs!
AMD Eyefinity Technology: Multidisplay Technology for Gaming, Productivity and Entertainment
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).
Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too. Create your dream display.
AMD Crossfire™: Harness The Power of Multiple GPUs
AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance. AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a state-of-the-art technology for gamers and cinephiles that care deeply about the display quality of their TV or monitor. Modelled after the acuity of human vision, HDR vastly expands the range of colours and contrast ratios that can be shown by compatible displays. HDR-ready games and movies played on an HDR display appear strikingly sharp, colourful, and vivid, with enhanced contrast and sophisticated nuance compared to even the most stunning SDR content.
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Date Issued: 4th Jul 2017
AMD introduced the RX 500-series family of add-in graphics cards in April and May 2017. These cards are priced between Â£75 and £s;200 and therefore cover a large part of the mainstream graphics market. In this TekSpek we will take a closer look at the RX 560 GPU that retails from just £s;95.