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Cryptocurrency mining boom may be over, but there are many applications that can take advantage of GPU compute horsepower besides mining. Sapphire has demonstrated its upcoming GPU compute system featuring 10 graphics cards at Computex. Based on AMD’s EPYC 3000-series embedded processor, the 10-way GPU compute machine has 10 PCIe 3.0 x8 slots connected to the CPU via five PCIe switches from ASMedia. The system is outfitted with six 2.5-inch bays for storage devices, two 10 GbE LAN ports with SFP+ connectors, six USB ports, two COM connectors, a TPM header, and so on (check the exact specs on the image below). The server can be powered using up to four PSUs (3+1 redundant), but the static demo only had two 1200 W PSUs. Sapphire demonstrated...

Sapphire Launches Mining-Focused Radeon RX 570 with 16 GB of GDDR5 Memory

Sapphire has introduced one the industry’s first Radeon RX 570 graphics cards that carry 16 GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. The board is designed primarily for cryptocurrency mining, but...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

Sapphire’s GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box w/ 500W PSU Now Available

Sapphire has started sales of its external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure for video cards. The GearBox TB3 eGFX box can accommodate a high-end graphics card and also offers additional USB...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2018

Sapphire Unveils FS-FP5V: AMD Ryzen Embedded Mini-STX Motherboard

Sapphire has announced one of the world’s first platforms based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000-series APUs. The motherboard is aimed at various embedded applications that can take advantage of...

28 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2018

ASUS & Sapphire Release Pascal & Polaris-based Cryptocurrency Mining Cards

Even during the most bullish Bitcoin days, video card partners had shied away from creating specific SKUs for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining, and that has remained the case...

30 by Nate Oh on 6/27/2017

AT20 Giveaway Day 6: Sapphire Sends Radeon RX 580s & Some Steins

We’ve hit the middle of the week, so that means it’s time for day 6 of our 20 day giveaway celebration of AnandTech’s 20th anniversary. This morning we have some...

761 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2017

SAPPHIRE Announces NITRO+ Radeon RX 480

This morning SAPPHIRE is announcing their latest card in the NITRO+ family, the NITRO+ Radeon RX 480. Some key features of SAPPHIRE’s new NITRO+ RX 480 cards include higher...

57 by Daniel Williams on 7/22/2016

Sapphire Readies Nitro R9 Fury: Custom Design and Enhanced Performance

Sapphire Technology is preparing to release its new graphics card — the Nitro R9 Fury — based on AMD’s Fiji graphics processing unit that features its own custom printed...

25 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Review, Feat. Sapphire & ASUS

A bit over two weeks ago AMD launched their new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Based on the company’s new Fiji GPU, the R9 Fury X...

288 by Ryan Smith on 7/10/2015

AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: Feat. Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC

Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new $249...

86 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB Hits Retail: UK Only, £600

Back at CeBit 2014 we ran a news item regarding a couple of Sapphire branded AMD GPUs that used double the video memory of the standard R9 290X. It...

18 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2014

CeBIT 2014: Sapphire Shows Two R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 GPUs

Back when the 8800GT was launched, 512MB of video memory is all we needed. To have 2GB, 3GB or 4GB on a video card seemed like overkill. Fast forward...

26 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2014

Sapphire Combines the R7 250X with a Vapor-X Cooler

In order to differentiate yourself in the GPU market, a GPU vendor has to be creative and provide a feature that no-one else does. On the high end...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/23/2014

The AMD Radeon R7 265 & R7 260 Review: Feat Sapphire & Asus

The launch of the Radeon R7 250X earlier this week and today the Radeon R7 265 are part of a larger refactoring of AMD’s mainstream desktop product family. AMD...

52 by Ryan Smith on 2/13/2014

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Review: Our First Custom Cooled 290

Ever since the 290 review there has been a lot of chatter and questions about when we’d see the first customized cards show up, and the answer is that...

119 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2013

Analyzing Power Use: 80 Plus Bronze vs. Platinum

I’ve been toying around with updating my computer lately, and one of the topics I wanted to look at was the choice of power supply. For the most part...

79 by Jarred Walton on 10/30/2013

The Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Review

Today we're taking a look at Sapphire's Radeon R9 280X Toxic, the latest of the custom 280X cards to come rolling through our labs. With the Toxic series of...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2013

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review Feat. Sapphire: The First Desktop Sea Islands

Launching today is AMD’s second new GPU for 2013 and the first GPU to make it to the retail desktop market: Bonaire. Bonaire in turn will be powering AMD’s...

107 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2013

Sapphire mITX and a Budget Tahiti GPU

Like most graphics companies, Sapphire didn’t have anything major to announce at CES. Their suite was mostly dedicated to showing off their Mini-ITX Edge VS boxes, which were launched...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Finally Available: Sapphire Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB

After originally missing its initial launch window of late June, and again missing a soft launch target of 2 weeks ago, the first Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card...

18 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2012

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