Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB and 4GB review: is 8GB useful?

What is the benefit of double the amount of memory?


Specifications en prices

The specifications of the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB are listed next to the 4GB version in the table below. Below that, an up-to-date list of the GPU's prices from the Price Comparison tool.

Product nameRadeon R9 290X Vapor-X 4GBRadeon R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB
Product code11226-10-40G11226-11-40G
DetailsProduct infoProduct info
GPUAMD Radeon R9 290XAMD Radeon R9 290X
GPU seriesAMD Radeon R9 200AMD Radeon R9 200
Clock frequency - GPU1030 MHz1030 MHz
Aantal rekenkernen2816
Memory amount4096 MB8192 MB
Memory clock frequency1375 MHz1375 MHz
Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Memory cooling
Memory brandHynixHynix
DirectX versionDirectX 12DirectX 12
nVidia SLI compatible
AMD Crossfire compatible
InterfacePCI-Express 3.0 x16PCI-Express 3.0 x16
GPU coolingActiveActive (3x)
Extra power connector
Power connector type(s)2x PEG82x PEG8
Number of slots33
Length30.4 cm30.4 cm
Width11.4 cm11.4 cm
Height4.7 cm4.7 cm
Low profile
D-Sub connector
DVI connector
DVI output (amount)22
HDMI output
HDMI version1.4a1.4a
DisplayPort connector
DisplayPort version1.21.2
Number of DisplayPort connectors11

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB

AMD Radeon R9 290X, 1030 MHz, 8192 MB

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