Sapphire’s Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 Nitro+ Limited Edition cards are designed for overclocking

Sapphire has announced a pair of custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 cards designed specifically for maximus overclocking headroom.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 Nitro+ Limited Edition cards feature a triple-fan cooler with dual ball bearing fans, dual BIOS, and aggressive factory overclocks. They also utilize a beefy 14-phase power design, and are powered by no fewer than three 8-pin power connectors.

The Nitro+ RX Vega 64 has a 1,423MHz base clock, up from 1,247MHz on the regular air-cooled version. Similarly, the Nitro+ RX Vega 56 has a 1,305MHz base clock, compared to 1,156MHz usually.

That said, the cooler is really the main highlight on both cards, and Sapphire says this is its most efficient cooler to date. Instead of the direct contact copper base that most other cards use, the Nitro+ GPUs use a vapor chamber cooling solution similar to that on Sapphire’s older Vapor-X cards.

In addition, it comes with six nickel-plated heat pipes – three 3mm and three 6mm – and a massive heatsink that serves to cool the GPU and HBM2 stacks.

Image Source: Sapphire

On top of that, there’s dedicated cooling for the VRM as well, in the form of a separate module that has two more 6mm heat pipes to channel heat away.

Finally, the trio of fans also comprise a smaller middle fan that runs in a clockwise direction, counter to that of the two larger fans that flank it. According to Sapphire, this helps to ensure optimal airflow.

The fans support Sapphire’s Quick Connect 2 technology as well, which means they can be easily swapped out and replaced should problems occur. These are also semi-passive fans, so they stay silent under light load, and only begin spinning at exactly 56°C.

One new feature is something called Turbine-X, which adds a PWM fan header to the back of the card’s custom PCB, similar to ASUS’ FanConnect II technology.

Image Source: Sapphire

This single header can power up to two case fans that will take cues from an onboard hardware controller, which in turn takes readings from five thermal sensors on the PCB. That’s quite an elaborate setup, and Sapphire says it helps to improve overall airflow in the system.

The icing on the cake is the beefed-up Nitro Glow lighting system. The left and right fans are shrouded by two backlit acrylic elements, and can be customized in Sapphire’s TriXX software tool, alongside the Sapphire logo at the top.

All these features don’t come cheap however, and the Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 56 retails for US$569, while the Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 goes for US$659.

Source: Sapphire

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  • Villz

    BEAUTIFUL card!

  • Pseudo Intellectual

    Nice new article!

  • Nvidia Police

    This looks much better compared to the older Fury Nitro.

  • Fabio

    Don’t forget guys. The Nvidia police is here xD

    • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ

      Also VPN police. Got banned (probably auto-ban) from WCCFTech article discussion which was rather enjoyable this morning LOL.

  • Toni McGuinness

    I like the card but they are just too pricey 🙁

  • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ

    LOL I think I got randomly banned from WCCFTech, could be their VPN policy (I’m using a VPN now because I’m on hotel WiFi).

    • Pseudo Intellectual

      Might be, since Tyrone and Villz uses it.

      • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ


  • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ

    I guess you all are my real friends LOL. On a more serious note, what did some of you do that they would auto-ban any VPN connection 😀

    • Pseudo Intellectual

      Somebody posted gay pr0ns non-stop. Actually it happened again recently and they are saying that it is one of the techrival guys not you and Naeem.

  • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ
    • Summer in Australia… and winter here in Canada. Makes me depressed. I wanna go to the beach! 🙁

      • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ

        Hang in there mate…

      • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ

        Go snowboarding? 🙂

        • Ew no, I live about 1 hour from the Blue Mountain Ski slopes… which resulted in a nice concussion last time I went there rofl.

          In the summer at the beach… well, I have yet to drown so there’s that lol

          • Sunil Ramanᴴᵒˡᶦᵈᵃʸᴹᵒᵈᵉ