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SAPPHIRE debuts NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition for demanding gamers

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PRESS RELEASE

The best performing and best looking SAPPHIRE NITRO+ card ever

Key features:

  • Limited Edition RX 580: unique design, extra LED fans and cherry-picked ASIC
  • Stylish Gun Metal Shroud
  • High factory overclocks
  • All-new Dual-X cooling – up to 12 dbA quieter
  • SAPPHIRE Quick Connect for easy fan swap
  • NITRO Glow customizable RGB LED lighting system

April 18th, 2017 – SAPPHIRE Technology has bolstered the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series lineup with the new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card. With a cherry-picked Polaris GPU made in an enhanced FinFET 14 nm process, extra LED fans for swap and unique shroud, it’s the best performing and the best-looking SAPPHIRE NITRO+ card to date. Along with the limited-quantity, ultra-overclocked model, SAPPHIRE also introduces new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards. 

For demanding gamers

Thanks to continuous streamlining of FinFET 14 nm production process, the latest Polaris GPUs that power SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards are even more energy-efficient. This allowed SAPPHIRE to crank up the clocks and reach up to 10% better performance compared to previous series. To add even more headroom for overclocking, SAPPHIRE is cherry-picking Polaris chips for the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition.

Factory overclocked cores of the standard SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 – both 8 GB and 4 GB memory versions – run with a 1411 MHz boost clock. The Limited Edition goes even higher, up to 1450 MHz boost clock. It is available solely in 8 GB memory version.

4th generation Graphics Core Next GPUs of the Radeon RX 500 Series feature improved geometry engine, new display engine, increased caches and native asynchronous shaders. Equipped with 2304 GCN-based stream processors, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 is the card to run modern games in 1080p and beyond, as well as deliver premium VR experiences. 

For great 1080p gaming, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 570 comes stocked with 2048 4th-gen GCN stream processors and a factory-overclocked boost clock of 1340 MHz. Available in 8 GB and 4 GB memory variants, it offers very good value, performance and quality.

All-new Dual X cooling

The Dual-X cooling in SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 and 570 has undergone a complete overhaul. Designed for the power limit that goes well beyond the regular specification, new cooler is very audibly better. When targeting the same GPU temperature of 75 degrees Celsius, the Dual-X on SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 500 Series is up to 12 dbA quieter, while still achieving significantly lower components temperatures over the previous series. Such cool results come from a redesigned heatpipe system (2x 8 mm + 2x 6mm), larger heat dissipation surface of 54 fins and robust VRM cooling

SAPPHIRE has also improved the Intelligent Fan Control III system, increasing the precision of the fan controller. The differences in RPMs from fan to fan were brought down from 10% to 3.2%, increasing the cooler’s accuracy.

Limited Edition: Extra LED Fans, unique design

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition is not only the best performing card of the NITRO+ Series, but also the best-looking one. For customization and future-proofing, SAPPHIRE is adding an additional pair of new translucent fans that are also backlighted with Cool Blue LEDs. Users can easily swap the default black fans without voiding warranty, leveraging the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect system.

These new translucent, glowing fans will further adorn the unique Gun Metal shroud that is only available in the Limited Edition. 

The NITRO+ RX 580 and 570 cards also feature NITRO Glow – a stylish RGB LED backlight on the side, easily controlled with SAPPHIRE TriXX 3.0 software.

The power of choice

All SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards feature an 8-pin power connector. The NITRO+ RX 570 cards come with an optional 6-pin connector. This provides options for users who seek either maximum power efficiency or more overclocking potential. On top of that, cards come supplied with a Dual-UEFI BIOS that also serves the role of a switch between Boost and Silent mode. The Boost setting pursuits the maximum performance for gaming, while Silent setting is for the users who is demanding almost silent gaming.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 

Radeon Software Crimson has established a new standard for graphics card’s driver software. The latest ReLive Edition brings additional value to gamers through features like gameplay recording and streaming or Radeon Chill for optimizing power, performance and input lag.

Radeon Chill – intelligent Power Saving Feature

Radeon Chill is an intelligent power-saving feature for Radeon™ graphics that dynamically regulates framerate based on your movements’ in-game. During peak gameplay, Radeon Chill works to deliver the full framerate potential of Radeon graphics. As movement decreases, Radeon Chill reduces your gameplay framerate. Designed to save power, lower temperature, and increase battery life, Radeon Chill enables high performance graphics when you battle and saves power when you explore.

Availability 

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition as well as regular SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 all begin shipping today, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.

For gamers eager to get their hands on the new Limited Edtion card, SAPPHIRE is running a special contest at www.sapphirenation.net, the SAPPHIRE Technology Community blog. Head over to  https://sapphirenation.net/TheNewNitro/ for more details. 

Learn more

More information and assets about the new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series line up is available at http://sapphirenitro.com/ product pages: 

Specifications:

 

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 580 Limited Edition

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 580

Manufacturing process

FinFET 14 nm

FinFET 14 nm

Memory

8 GB GDDR5 256-bit

8 GB / 4GB GDDR5 256-bit

Stream processors

2304

2304

Compute units

36

36

Engine clock

Up to 1450 MHz

Up to 1411 MHz

Memory clock

Up to 2000 MHz

Up to 2000 MHz

Cooling system

All-new Dual-X, two 95 mm dual-ball bearing fans

+ additional 2x 95 mm dual-ball bearing translucent fans with Cool Blue LED backlight

All-new Dual-X, two 95 mm dual-ball bearing fans

Outputs

1x DL-DVI-D
HDMI™ 4K60
2x DisplayPort 1.4

1x DL-DVI-D
HDMI™ 4K60
2x DisplayPort 1.4

Special features

Dual UEFI Bios

NITRO FanSafe and Fan Health Check,

SAPPHIRE Quick Connect,

NITRO Free Flow,

Intelligent Fan Control III,

NITRO CoolTech,

NITRO Glow,

NITRO Boost

Unique Gun Metal shroud design

Cherry-picked ASIC

Dual UEFI Bios

NITRO FanSafe and Fan Health Check,

SAPPHIRE Quick Connect,

NITRO Free Flow,

Intelligent Fan Control III,

NITRO CoolTech,

NITRO Glow,

NITRO Boost

Technologies

DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0, AMD FreeSync, AMD CrossFire XDMA (bridgeless), AMD Eyefinity, AMD LiquidVR

DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0, AMD FreeSync, AMD CrossFire XDMA (bridgeless), AMD Eyefinity, AMD LiquidVR

 

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 570

Manufacturing process

FinFET 14 nm

Memory

8 GB / 4GB GDDR5 256-bit

Stream processors

2048

Compute units

32

Engine clock

Up to 1340 MHz

Memory clock

Up to 1750 MHz

Cooling system

All-new Dual-X, two 95 mm dual-ball bearing fans

Outputs

1x DL-DVI-D
HDMI™ 4K60
2x DisplayPort 1.4

Special features

Dual UEFI Bios

NITRO FanSafe and Fan Health Check,

SAPPHIRE Quick Connect,

NITRO Free Flow,

Intelligent Fan Control III,

NITRO CoolTech,

NITRO Glow,

NITRO Boost

Technologies

DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0, AMD FreeSync, AMD CrossFire XDMA (bridgeless), AMD Eyefinity, AMD LiquidVR

 

About SAPPHIRE Technology

SAPPHIRE Technology is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of innovative components and solutions for PC systems for both consumer and professional applications. From its origins in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art graphics add-in boards, the extensive SAPPHIRE product range has grown to include a broad range of professional and embedded products. Founded in 2001, SAPPHIRE is a privately held global company headquartered in Hong Kong.

SAPPHIRE Technology is dedicated to maintaining a relationship with our community of customers and PC enthusiasts, by being present and active on various social network channels including Facebook, Steam, and YouTube.