Sapphire Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 Graphic Card Lineup Leaked – Includes Radeon R9 280X Toxic and Vapor-X Models
The entire Sapphire Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphic card lineup has been leaked by Videocardz. The lineup includes a total of 13 new GPU models featuring the Vapor-X, Dual-X and Toxic design featured on past graphic card models from Sapphire. The Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 would hit retail this week while reviews will go live tomorrow.
Sapphire Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 GPUs Lineup Leaked
There are several Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphic cards which Sapphire has been working on and a few of them were pictured yesterday at an event held by AMD in Australia. In addition to the GPU models, the specs sheet for each specific graphic card has also been leaked which confirm the specifications we have been posting since some time now.
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Series Lineup
Starting off with the Radeon R9 280X which is based on the Tahiti XT die, featuring 2048 cores, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Radeon R9 280X would feature a 3 GB GDDR5 memory operating across a 384-bit wide memory interface. The card would be clocked at 1000 MHz at base and 1050 MHz with GPU Boost while the memory would be clocked at 1600 MHz or 6 GHz effective clock speed. Sapphire has prepared three models of the GPU which would be available for retail this week – The Radeon R9 280X Dual-X OC would feature clocks of 870/1020 MHz, the Radeon R9 280X Vapor-X would feature clock speeds of 950/1070 MHz and the fastest Radeon R9 280X Toxic would feature clock speeds of 1100 MHz and a 6400 MHz memory clock making it the fastest R9 280X entry in the GPU lineup.
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Lineup
The follow up is the Radeon R9 270X which is a Pitcairn rebrand codenamed Curacao XT with 1280 shaders, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, a 256-bit memory interface and 2 GB GDDR5 memory. Just like the Radeon R9 280X, Sapphire would release three models of the Radeon R9 270X – the Radeon R9 270X Dual-X OC would feature clock speeds of 1020/1070 MHz with 5.6 GHz effective memory clock, the Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X would feature clock speed of 1050/1100 MHz with 5.8 GHz effective memory clock and the Radeon R9 270X would end up being the fastest model featuring base clock of 1100 MHz and 6 GHz effective memory clock.
The $139 Radeon R7 260X which is a Radeon HD 7790 rebrand featuring the Bonaire XTX chip with 896 Stream processors, 16 ROPs, 56 TMUs and a 2 GB GDDR5 memory running across a 128-bit wide memory interface. The core clock is maintained at 1050 MHz while memory operates at 1620 MHz.
Lastly, is the $89 Oland Pro based Radeon R7 240 which is the entry level Volcanic Islands chip featuring 320 Shaders, 8 ROPs and 20 TMUs. The card is shipped with a Gigabyte of memory running across a 128-bit interface while clocks are maintained at 780 MHz for the core and 1150 MHz for the memory. Its bigger brother, the Radeon R7 250 which is based on the Oland XT GPU would feature 384 shaders, upto 2 GB GDDR5 memory along a 128-bit interface and faster clock speeds. You can see detailed information regarding the GPUs in the chart below:
|Radeon R9 280X||Radeon R9 270X||Radeon R7 260X||Radeon R7 250||Radeon R7 240|
|GPU Codename||Tahiti XT||Curacao XT||Bonaire XTX||Oland XT||Oland Pro|
|Core Clock||1000/1050 MHz||1100 MHz||1050 MHz||1000 MHz||780 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1500 MHz||1600 MHz||1625 MHz||1625 MHz||1150 MHz|
|VRAM||3 GB GDDR5||2 GB GDDR5||2 GB GDDR5||1 GB GDDR5/2GB DDR3||1/2/4 GB DDR3|
You can see the pictures of these cards along with their specification charts courtesy of Videocardz below:
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Dual-X
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Dual-X
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X
Sapphire Radeon R7 260X OC
Sapphire Radeon R7 250 Boost