This graphics card from SAPPHIRE has been specifically designed for high-end gaming. It boasts an enhanced cooling system, powerful RX 480 speeds and a sleek design. Besides the obvious the NITRO+ 480 boasts other benefits, such as numerous smart, game enhancing technologies to accompany its powerful performance. You can rest assured with this NITRO+ RX 480 and its ability to dominate popular games with ease.
Embedded into this SAPPHIRE 480 graphics card is their new NITRO Boost switch that increases the boost clock and power limit for higher performance, to unleash the gaming performance of the card. Planning to overclock or looking for maximum performance? SAPPHIRE NITRO 480 cards come with an 8 pin power connector to plug in and enable Nitro Boost.
SAPPHIRE's acclaimed Dual-X Cooling is powered by two massive yet silent fans and state-of-the-art radiator design. The new form of our 95mm blades mean greater airflow and superior heatsink coverage for the RX 480 graphics card, at lower noise levels compared to standard cooling designs. These feature dual ball bearing fans, which have an 85% longer lifespan than sleeve bearings in our tests.
With the SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series cards’ intelligent Fan Control III, the fans on the 480 card starts precisely at 52 degrees Celsius to smartly balance performance against fan noise.
After finding the traditional axial fan design was resulting in a higher temperature build up over time SAPPHIRE are now utlizing NITRO Free Flow. With the RX 480’s NITRO Free Flow (NFF) SAPPHIRE redesigned the airflow of the entire cooler and board, so that the hot air is expelled through the system fan instead, rapidly dissipating heat from the 480 GPU card.
If there’s a fan problem with this RX 480 from SAPPHIRE, you don’t have to return the entire card – SAPPHIRE or their channel partners will send out a replacement fan directly to you! All SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 fans use this Quick Connect system. That means they’re easy to remove, clean and replace, with just one screw holding them securely in place.
The SAPPHIRE NITRORX 480 gaming series cards come with Dual HDMI ports, specifically designed to work with VR. By having two HDMI ports, you can have both an HD monitor and cutting-edge VR headset running at the same time.
This RX 480 SAPPHIRE graphics card is more than another component; it’s the beating heart of your gaming system. It should look as good as it performs. With tasteful shroud design augmented by RGB LEDs, each card is practically a piece of art. You can even change the colours of the LED, for your own customized GPU design. This can be controlled via software using the latest version of SAPPHIRE’s award winning overclocking utility – TriXX 3.0, or through hardware by pressing the red button on the back of your SAPPHIRE NITRO 480 gaming series card. Users can choose from a set of five different modes including Fan Speed Mode, PCB Temperature Mode or the colourful rainbow mode. If you prefer, LEDs can also be turned off.
2 x DisplayPort 1.4 | 1 x DVI-D DL | 2 x HDMI 2.0b
|Chipset||Radeon RX 480|
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm|
|Microarchitecture||Polaris - Ellesmere XT|
|Core Clock||1208 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1306 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1750 MHz|
|Memory Speed (Effective with DDR)||7000 MHz|
|Memory Data Rate|
|Memory Bus||256 Bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 GB/s|
|Cooling Solution||Dual Fan (2)|
|Cooler Design||SAPPHIRE Dual-X with Quick Connect Support|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||3840x2160 (Ultra HD)|
|Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution||N/A|
|Max. Concurrent Displays||5 Displays|
|AMD CrossFire Support||2 Way CrossFireX|
|AMD Freesync Support||Yes|
|Microsoft DirectX Support||12 API|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Graphics Card TDP/Power|
|Graphics Card Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin PCIe|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||500 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature|
|Dimensions||125 x 41 x 240 mm|
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