Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

Vapor chamber is back with style showing off the most efficient cooling to date. Read on to learn more about the card and how you can even win one!

SAPPHIRE Technology is launching a pair of highly anticipated high-end graphics card models from the SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series family. The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition cards bring out the best of Vega architecture with factory-overclocked performance and an advanced custom cooling solution enshrouded in a captivating design.

Enthusiast-level Performance

To drive the most demanding scenarios in gaming, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega cards come factory-overclocked. The NITRO+ RX Vega 64 model features a GPU with 4096 Stream Processors running with 1611 MHz Boost Clock. For the NITRO+ RX Vega 56, the chip features 3584 Stream Processors clocked in Boost at 1572 MHz. Both models come equipped with two stacks of 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory, featuring 8 GB in total. The memory is clocked at 945 MHz – 1890 MHz Effective (Vega 64) and 800 MHz – 1800 MHz Effective (Vega 56). With these clocks, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega models achieve up to 7% better framerate compared to reference cards. If needed, both models can be easily switched to a 2nd BIOS for energy-saving Efficiency Settings using a hardware switch on the side of the card.

Vapor Chamber-based Cooling

Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

A custom-designed cooling solution used on two new NITRO+ RX Vega cards is SAPPHIRE’s most efficient cooler to date. To get the operational temperatures of the GPUs down to the targeted 70°C, SAPPHIRE has brought back its innovative vapor chamber technology made famous through SAPPHIRE’s Vapor-X series of graphics cards. Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited EditionUsing this instead of the copper base on the GPU and HBM2 memory has lowered temperatures by up to 5°C. The vapor chamber is combined with a set of six nickel-plated heatpipes (three 8 mm and three 6 mm) and a substantial, densely-packed heatsink. Robust VRM cooling is achieved using a separate module with a dedicated set of two 6 mm heatpipes. Finally, heat is dissipated by a trio of efficient fans – two, slightly bigger, on the sides, running anticlockwise, and a smaller middle fan running clockwise to ensure optimal airflow. With the board featuring 14 phase digital power design and a powerful vapor chamber cooling system, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ has been designed to unleash the full potential of the AMD RX Vega GPU.

All three newly designed fans feature dual ball bearings for longer life and SAPPHIRE Quick Connect 2 technology for convenient fan swapping or service. By default, the fans start precisely at 56°C for the system to remain quiet under light load.

System Fan Control

An original SAPPHIRE-designed PCB includes the brand-new Turbine-X system that can control up to two external PWM fans mounted inside the PC’s chassis. A dedicated hardware controller on the card intelligently adjusts the speed of connected fans based on the reads from five thermal sensors included on the PCB to improve the system’s overall airflow.

Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

RGB LED Shroud & Backplate Backlight

Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

The NITRO Glow system has been significantly expanded and improved in SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega 64 and 56 Limited Edition models. The iconic black NITRO shroud has been augmented with two backlit acrylic elements around the left and right fan. Along with the SAPPHIRE logo at the top, these backlights are full-RGB LEDs and can be customized using an upcoming version of SAPPHIRE’s TriXX software tool. Same goes for the translucent SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series emblem enhanced by a RGB LED backligt that adorns the tbackplate.

Card Support Bracket

Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

With these NITRO + RX Vega Limited Editions, SAPPHIRE is including a useful accessory: the SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Card Support Bracket. This elegant, black nickel-plated and heat-treated tool helps stabilize and maintain the correct position of longer graphics cards to prevent PCI-Express slot damage or PCB bending. Thanks to its smart mechanical design, the bracket doesn’t require any additional space and only touches the card by a movable knob with a rubber, soft top.

Introducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition

The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Card Support Bracket will also be available to buy separately. It’s compatible with the majority of graphics cards in the market.

Availability

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition cards begin shipping today, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.

Win SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition

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Specifications

Model SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RadeonIntroducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition RX Vega 64 Limited Edition SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RadeonIntroducing SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Limited Edition RX Vega 56 Limited Edition
Memory 8 GB HBM2 2048-bit 8 GB HBM2 2048-bit
Stream processors 4096 3584
Compute units 64 56
Boost clock 1611 MHz 1572 MHz
Base clock 1423 MHz 1305 MHz
Memory clock 945 MHz (1890 MHz Effective) 800 MHz (1800 MHz Effective)
Cooling system 2x 92 mm dual-ball bearing fans running anticlockwise (left & right)

1x 80 mm dual-ball bearing fan running clockwise (middle)

Nominal speed: 0~1500 RPM

Maximum: 3200 RPM

 

Main module:

Heat pipes (3x 8 mm + 3x 6 mm)

Vapor Chamber

 

VRM module:
Heat pipes (2x 6 mm)
CU base

2x 92 mm dual-ball bearing fans running anticlockwise (left & right)

1x 80 mm dual-ball bearing fan running clockwise (middle)

Nominal speed: 0~1500 RPM

Maximum: 3200 RPM

 

Main module:

Heat pipes (3x 8 mm + 3x 6 mm)

Vapor Chamber

 

VRM module:
Heat pipes (2x 6 mm)
CU base

Outputs 2x HDMI 2.0b
2x DisplayPort 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0b
2x DisplayPort 1.4
Interface PCI-Express 3.0 PCI-Express 3.0
Power Design 14 Phase Digital Power 14 Phase Digital Power
Power Connectors 3x 8-pin 3x 8-pin
PCB Layers 8 8
Board Dimensions 310 x 133 x 54 mm 310 x 133 x 54 mm
Special features Dual UEFI Bios

NITRO FanSafe and Fan Health Check

SAPPHIRE Quick Connect 2

Intelligent Fan Control III

Precision Fan Control

Black Diamond Chokes

NITRO Glow (RGB LED shroud, logo & backplate)

 

NITRO Gear Card Support Bracket included

Dual UEFI Bios

NITRO FanSafe and Fan Health Check

SAPPHIRE Quick Connect 2

Intelligent Fan Control III

Precision Fan Control

Black Diamond Chokes

NITRO Glow (RGB LED shroud, logo & backplate)

 

NITRO Gear Card Support Bracket included

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

eTeknix loves it!

In a thorough review, Eteknix praises the new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition for great performance, cooling and stunning aesthethics, awarding it with the Gamers Choice badge. Read the full review.

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