Product Comparison: Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G vs Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G


General Specifications
Brand
Sapphire
Sapphire
Model
Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G
Radeon R9 290 4G
Origin
China
China
About the Product
AMD's latest graphics technology ushers in a whole new dimension of gaming, for a whole new reality. Get all the power you need for the most immersive 4K gaming experience and beyond, for now and tomorrow.
The new SAPPHIRE R9 290 features 2560 stream processing units and an engine clock of up to 947 Mhz. It is equipped with 4GB of the latest high performance GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit interface and clocked at 1250 MHz.
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
4 GB
4 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1010 MHz
1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width
256 bit
512 bit

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • This card has ran every game ive played on max settings with 30+ fps such as Metal gear phatm pain, Archeage, Tera, dayz, ect.
  • It's handled both Rome 2 Total War and Fallout 4 at 1080p with everything cranked to ultra just fine.
  • Most games above 60fps on ultra settings. Good GPU.
  • 4gbs of powerful vram. Fastest GPU I've ever owned.
  • Very nice looking all around, with the back-plate being an especially nice looking feature. Factory over-clocked 380 GPU with 4GB of 256-Bit RAM.
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • Data is exchanged between the memory and the GPU via a 512-bit bus and this is really a rare width.
  • A very wide bus with a good throughput of 320 GB / s.
  • Video cards do an excellent job and have a fairly good clock speed.
  • The video card is equipped with 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory, and it works well in games.
  • SAPPHIRE R9 290 4GB GDDR5 is a sufficiently productive solution for creating a fast gaming computer with a very good overclocking potential.
Size & Weight
Height
1.45 in.
1.38 in.
Width
9.33 in.
10.91 in.
Depth
4.96 in.
4.09 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
3.84 lbs.

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

Features
Processor Type
Radeon R9 380
Radeon R9 290
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
5800 MHz
5000 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
AMD LiquidVR Technology, AMD FreeSync Technology, AMD Eyefinity Technology, AMD CrossFire Technology
AMD Mantle, AMD Eyefinity 2.0, AMD App Acceleration, AMD CrossFireX, AMD Avivo HD, AMD Stream, AMD PowerPlay, AMD ZeroCore, AMD PowerTune Technology, AMD TrueAudio
Cooling System
Dual-X
Single Fan
Extras
Double Side Black Diamond Chokes, Dual Ball Bearings, 10mm heat pipe, Intelligent Fan Control, TRIXX Overclocking Utility
AMD GCN, AMD Cutting-edge integrated display support, AMD Image quality enhancement technology

Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G

What customers say about "Features"
Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • No issues at all. Runs cool, fans work well & quiet.
  • Pretty quite even with fans on full. Excellent temps with a custom fan profile on MSI Afterburner.
  • Though it has two fans it is no more loud then the card I replaced which had one.
  • Intelligent Fan Control keeps it very quiet most of the time. Plenty of bang for your buck.
  • For some reason, the fans don't seem to turn on until the temperature is too high.
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • This video card is equipped with a “reference” cooling system and has a reference frequency circuit without any factory overclocking.
  • Good and functional overclocking and monitoring software (SAPPHIRE TriXX).
  • The SAPPHIRE R9 290 4GB GDDR5 cooling system is quite noisy and barely copes with its immediate duties.
  • Watch out they heat up a lot and the fans make lot of noise.
  • The noise level of the cooling system exceeds the comfort limits in automatic mode.
Connectivity
Interface
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DL-DVI-D, DL-DVI-I
2x DL-DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4G 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • Easy to install (applies to most cards). Great connectors.
  • Backplate is awesome. Easy to install.
  • Powerful enough for most modern video games. Easy installation.
  • The card runs cool and the installation was easy in my mid sized tower.
  • Install was easy without any problems. Graphics on my games on highest setting are awesome. It runs cool and is quite.
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4G 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • The HDMI port supports multi-channel audio and copes with it well.
  • Simultaneous connection of up to six displays in AMD Eyefinity mode using DisplayPort interface and special adapters.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort connectors are capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD image output.
  • Connecting an analog monitor, even using a DVI-D-Sub adapter, is not provided.
  • All connectors of the graphics accelerator are digital, then connecting an analog monitor is not possible.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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