Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro

Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro

Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro

Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro


Sapphire has revealed their RX 480 Nitro GPU, which has an 8-pin PCIe power connector and a sexy black cooler that features dual fan cooling.

This GPU announcement came from Sapphire Ed on the Joker Productions Tech Gaming Weekly Podcast. The video of this podcast is below and is discussed at around 11:20 in the video below.  


Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro   


This GPU used the same GPU design that has been previously leaked online, though the GPU has since ditched the silver colour scheme and went for a nice matte black colour scheme. 

At this time the clock speeds of this new GPU are yet to be announced, though it is expected that this GPUs PCIe 8-pin power connection will help this GPU to deliver higher overclocks. 


Sapphire reveal their RX 480 Nitro   

The Sapphire RX 480 Nitro will also feature a DVI connection alongside dual DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 connections and dual HDMI 2.0 connections. 


Update - Gibbo from Overclockers UK has stated that this GPU will be shipping for £249.99 in the UK from their storefront. This is only £10 more than most reference RX 480 GPUs.  - Special Thanks to Tolemac on the OC3D Forums for this extra info. 


You can see our review of AMD's reference RX 480 here and enter our recently opened RX 480 competition here. 


You can join the discussion on the Sapphire RX 480 Nitro GPU on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2016, 08:11:36

I'm looking forward to the reviews on this card and pleased to see an 8 pin connector on it. I wish Sapphire would send Tom a sample of this card . When it comes to AMD cards Sapphire always seem to get them right. OCUK will be taking pre-orders soon according to Gibbo.Quote

01-07-2016, 08:32:47

Looks much better than the silver version. Can't wait for reviews!Quote

01-07-2016, 08:36:39

Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Looks much better than the silver version. Can't wait for reviews!
The Silver version will be the Toxic sorry I said Nitro earlier which will be higher clocked and cost more according to OCUK

"Black is Nitro: OcUK will be first, I ordered 2000 units yesterday direct with the owner of Sapphire. Nitro is black, 1x 8-pin, OC not yet confirmed but likely to be 1325-1350MHz out the box, runs much cooler, quieter and has really nice backplate.

Toxic is silver: These will come later, be clocked higher, silver and cost more, quite a bit more and be extremely short stocks, probably 1350-1375MHz clocks."Quote

01-07-2016, 08:38:46

I'd still get the black and manually OC higher anywaysQuote

01-07-2016, 08:40:03

Yes it's a improvement over the silver one, IDK going from a single 6 pin to a single 8 pin i don't think it's going to improve the over clocking tho.

Heard some interesting things about AMD today on TechTalk with Jayz, That AMD could be in some trouble with the RX480.Quote

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