AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & XT: Sapphire revives the Vapor-X with RDNA 3


Sapphire, the exclusive partner for graphics cards from AMD, has announced in a teaser that the “Vapor-X” graphics card series, which is cooled with the help of a vaporization chamber (“Vapor-Chamber”), is based on to revive the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT. The series is making a comeback after a hiatus of more than six years.

Vapor-X is making a comeback with AMD RDNA 3

The Vapor-X series, which has been known for high-end custom designs and celebrated its premiere in 2008 with the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Vapor-X, is set to celebrate its resurgence with the Radeon RX 7000 series , after more than six years since the last appearance of the series, which the cooler with Vapor Chamber Technology (“VCT”) shared with the Atomic and Toxic series.

The editors tested the last graphics cards from Sapphire from the Vapor-X series in 2013 and 2014:

Sapphire Vapor-X on ComputerBase

  • Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X Tri-X OC (Review)
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 290X OC Vapor-X (Review)
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X (Review)

The custom designs of the Vapor-X, Atomic and Toxic series were mostly convincing and ranked in the top group of the respective generation.

While the Toxic series with AiO water cooler was also represented in the Radeon RX 6900 XT (test), the Vapor-X series made its last appearance with the Sapphire Radeon R9 390X Vapor-X. That could change on December 13, when the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT, as well as custom designs from the manufacturers based on the RDNA 3 architecture, will appear.

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