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SAPPHIRE brings NITRO Gear and Thunderbolt™ 3 accessories to Computex 2017

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Hardware customization for gamers, flexible ultrabook display connectivity plus new, special card

Key points:

  • New SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear series of accessories: extra LED fans and backplate/shroud sets for card customization.
  • SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition – new best edition.
  • New Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles – with DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity.
  • Live demos for visitors at Computex 2017 – Nangang Exhibition Hall – 5F – Conference Room: 503. 

May 26th, 2017 – SAPPHIRE Technology is unveiling brand new products at Computex 2017. The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Series will provide SAPPHIRE users with more customization options than ever, with LED fans as well as new backplate & shroud sets. After the enthusiastic reception of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition, SAPPHIRE will offer a Special Edition version with blue shroud and backplate, and high factory overclock as part of its regular offer. For ultrabook owners, SAPPHIRE is bringing new Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles with 2x DisplayPort or 2x HDMI outputs. 

Accessories for NITRO-charged gamers

Demand for personalization in PC gaming hardware is increasing. To meet it, SAPPHIRE is introducing a brand-new NITRO Gear Series of accessories. To begin with, the company will offer extra LED fans (with dual-ball bearing) in 3 backlight colors – white, red and blue. SAPPHIRE users can easily swap their stock fans with the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect system. Packs with one 95 mm fan in selected colors will be available to buy. The fans are compatible with all SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and Pulse RX 580 / 570 models as well as NITRO/NITRO+ RX 480 / 470 models.

The NITRO Gear lineup also includes sets of cooling shroud and backplate in 2 different colors – Azure Ice and Crimson Fire. Users can replace the default parts of their NITRO+ RX 580 (including the Limited and Special Edition) or RX 570 with these high-quality equivalents and get a stylish fresh look for their graphics cards. Sets of backplate and shroud will start shipping soon.

Special Edition, special features

With unique, critically-acclaimed SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition now sold out, SAPPHIRE is bringing to the market a new, volume product. The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition inherits most of the Limited Edition’s features and comes in a brand new metallic blue color.

The Special Edition is filled with features and technologies that NITRO+ users have come to expect: QuickConnect, Fan Check and Fan Service for holistic cooling maintenance, NITRO Glow RGB LED, semi-passive Dual-X cooling and durable, state-of-the-art components.

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Special Edition is shipping now and will soon be available at retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles for flexible ultrabook display connectivity

With more and more portable PC devices adopting the Thunderbolt™ 3 technology – most notably Apple MacBooks – the demand for driving multiple displays using this modern connector in increasing. For these usage scenarios, SAPPHIRE introduces Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual HDMI dongles., these adapters feature 2x outputs of the given type and enable the connection of two displays with up to 4K resolution @ 60 Hz. In addition, the DisplayPort dongle can drive a single 5K display @ 60 Hz with dual link (Windows only).

New SAPPHIRE Thunderbolt™ 3 dongles are shipping from Q3.

SAPPHIRE at Computex 2017

Live demos and presentations of SAPPHIRE products – both consumer and professional - will be given on-site at Computex 2017 by SAPPHIRE Technology representatives. 

Specifications:

 

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 580 Special Edition

Manufacturing process

FinFET 14 nm

Memory

8 GB GDDR5 256-bit

Stream processors

2304

Compute units

36

Memory clock

2100 MHz

Cooling system

Dual-X, 2x 95 mm dual-ball bearing fans (semi-passive),

SAPPHIRE QuickConnect system

Fan Check, Fan Service

NITRO GLOW blue LED backlight

Precision fan control

Outputs

1x Dual-Link DVI-D
2x HDMI 2.0b
2x DisplayPort 1.4

Interface

PCI-Express 3.0

Special features

Intelligent Fan Control III,

Fuse protection

Long-life capacitors,

Black Diamond Choke 4

Dual UEFI Support

NITRO Glow RGB LED logo backlight

Technologies

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

 

 

 

 

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Extra LED Fan

Size

95 mm

LED backlight color

Versions:
red, white or blue

Features

Dual-ball bearing,

SAPPHIRE QuickConnect system

Compatibility

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 Special Edition

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 570

 

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 480

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 470

SAPPHIRE NITRO RX 480

SAPPHIRE NITRO RX 470

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 580

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 570

 

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Backplate / Shroud Set

Colors

Versions:
Azure Ice or Crimson Blue

Materials

Aluminum, plastic

Compatibility

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580 Special Edition

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 580

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 570

 

Model

SAPPHIRE Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual HDMI

SAPPHIRE Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual DisplayPort

Output

2x HDMI 2.0

2x DisplayPort

Input

Thunderbolt™ 3

Thunderbolt™ 3

Display support

Up to 2x 4K (4096x 2160) @ 60 Hz

Up to 2x 4K (4096x 2160) @ 60 Hz

or 1x 5K (5120 x 2880) @ 60Hz

System requirements

Microsoft Windows 10 or 8.1

Apple macOS

Microsoft Windows 10 or 8.1

Apple macOS

 

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, as well as own community blog SAPPHIRE Nation