Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X Graphics Card Review

Sapphire is AMD’s larger board partner so as expected that have a pretty nice selection of AMD’s 300 series graphics cards. Sitting at the top of the 300 series is the Radeon R9 390X. This is of course a rebrand of AMD’s previous R9 290X, but with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Also the rebrand has given AMD time to fine-tune the chip and add new features. This card is 100% DirectX 12 compliant and has AMD specific features like FreeSync, Super Virtual Resolution, and Eyefinity. Sapphire’s take on the card brings with it their Tri-X cooling solution that uses Intelligent Fan Control II technology that will turn the fans off when the GPU is not running hot and a massive 10mm heatpipe to keep things cool, 16K hours capacitors to lengthen the lifespan of the card, a dual BIOS, and the card is of course factory overclocked. Let’s jump in and see what this card can do!

Special thanks to Sapphire for providing us with the Tri-X R9 390X Graphics Card to review.


The Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X comes in Sapphire’s typical retail packaging. On the front some of the main features are listed and it does let us know this card is factory overclocked.

Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X Graphics Card

On the back of the card there is quite a lot of information about the card and many of its different features.

Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X Graphics Card

Getting everything out of the box we have the Tri-X R9 390X graphics card, HDMI cable, product guide, quick installation guide, case badge, and a driver and software CD.


For a full unboxing and overview of the Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X be sure to check out our video below.

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