Today’s debut of the SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 FURY is the company’s second take on the AMD Radeon R9 FURY following last year’s release of the Tri-X variant.
Of course, there are several R9 FURY-based cards on the market — the very same SAPPHIRE Tri-X among them — which are highly competitive with GeForce GTX 980 accelerators thanks to the “Fiji” GPU, AMD’s latest high-performance incarnation of their GCN architecture. However, SAPPHIRE NITRO strives to be something more than just another R9 FURY card you can buy. SAPPHIRE’s goal has been to create the perfect combination of the highest possible performance, quiet operation and exceptional overclocking capabilities. They want the new NITRO R9 FURY to be a worthy addition to the award winning SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series of graphics cards. Have they succeeded? Let’s take a look!