General Information The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 590 8GB Special Edition Graphics card has been designed to optimize performance and efficiency on FinFET 12nm process technology. The NITRO+ RX 590 8GB Special Edition comes equipped with the Award Winning SAPPHIRE Dual -X Cooler, and is capable of delivering a smooth and fast gaming experience at high resolutions. Gamers will experience the advantages of APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan® which have been optimized on AMDs Radeon™ RX graphics platform to deliver unrivalled gaming performance and stunning lifelike imagery. NITRO Boost The new NITRO Boost switch increases the boost clock and power limit for higher performance to unleash the gaming performance of the card. Planning to overclock or looking for maximum performance? SAPPHRE NITRO cards come with an 8 pin power connector to plug in and enable Nitro Boost. Dual-X Cooling SAPPHIREs acclaimed Dual-X Cooling is powered by two massive yet silent fans and state-of-the-art radiator design. The new form of our 95mm blades mean greater airflow and superior heatsink coverage at lower noise compared to standard cooling designs. These feature dual ball bearing fans, which have an 85% longer lifespan than sleeve bearings in our tests. Black Diamond Chokes 4 Our Black Diamond Chokes are 10% cooler and 25% more power efficient than a normal choke – and these Mark 4 Chokes reduce the coil temperatures by other 15% over the Mark 3s. These exclusive chokes will maintain gaming stability using their built-in heatsinks and help minimize coil whine. VR Friendly The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series cards come with Dual HDMI ports, specifically designed to work with VR. By having two HDMI ports, you can have both an HD monitor and cutting-edge VR headset running at the same time. The ports are HDMI 2.0b, the latest update, with an 18Gbps bandwidth, up to 32 audio channels, and is able to support 4K 50/60 resolutions like 2160P, whilst remaining entirely backwards compatible with older HDMI specifications. Dual BIOS Switch The new NITRO Boost switch (Default Setting) increase the boost clock and power limit for higher performance to unleash the gaming performance of the card. 16K Hours Capacitor High quality aluminum-made long life capacitor lengthens the life time of the product. Improved reliability and better overclocking are possible by using only high-polymer, aluminum capacitors which possess far superior characteristics than regular aluminum capacitor for a longer product life. When operational temperatures drop by 20°C, the product life span is extended by a factor of ten, when the operational temperature increases by 20°C, the product life span only decreases by 10%. Intelligent Fan Control II Intelligent fan control allows one or more fans to be stopped for lower noise when the card is under light load and automaticaly restarted when the card temperature rises Frame Rate Target Control Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enables users to set a target maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen mode; the benefit being that FRTC can reduce GPU power consumption (great for games running at frame rates much higher than the display refresh rate) and therefore reduce heat generation and fan speeds/noise on the graphics card. Technical Information API Supported: OpenGL 4.5 API Supported: OpenCL 2.0 API Supported: DirectX 12 Number of Monitors Supported: 5 Processor & Chipset Chipset Manufacturer: AMD Chipset Line: Radeon Chipset Series: RX 500 Chipset Model: RX 590 GPU Boost Clock: 1.56 GHz Memory Standard Memory: 8 GB Memory Technology: GDDR5 Bus Width: 256 bit Interfaces/Ports DisplayPort: Yes Number of DisplayPort Outputs: 2 HDMI: Yes Number of HDMI Outputs: 2 DVI: Yes Total Number of DVI Outputs: 1 Dual Link DVI Supported: Yes Number of DVI-D Ports: 1 Physical Characteristics Slot Space Required: Dual Form Factor: Plug-in Card Cooler Type: Fan Cooler Height: 1.7″ Width: 5.3″ Length: 10.2″ Miscellaneous Platform Supported: PC Product images may differ from actual product appearance.