Sapphire R9 380 reviews

41 customer reviews

This graphics card is a good all rounder.

£150 – £184 at 2 retailers out of 366 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 41 reviews.
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David, Wirral

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good upgrade for my aging system noticeable improvement in performance
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2016

Anthony, Ripon Experienced PC builder

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Purchased as an upgrade from an HD6850.

I needed it to support 3 monitors, which it does effortlessly.

I do not use it for games, but I can load all 3 monitors with multiple windows without any problem.

Fans are silent and the running temp is below 50C.

I have always had Sapphire products and have never had a problem.

Note that it needs 2 power supply cables.
Bad points:
Nothing with the hardware.

There's no point in installing Radeon's Crimson software if you don't play games.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2016

Terry, Telford ,Shropshire

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
good graphics ,easy to install.
Bad points:
Gets very hot ,causes my comp to crash have tried ,loads of different drivers but still runs to hot .Considering returning to supplier, advice anyone not to buy this card please check internet reviews before you buy any AMD cards ,will be going onto Nvidia.
Overall rating 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2016

Pete, Gloucester Check, observe, test and

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
It was reduced, now I see why.
Bad points:
The silent fan control by Sapphire is bad:
45 C just 10 min in bios. You need to use MSI afterburner or Sapphire TRIX to set the fans working.
Some people playing it at 75-80 C = road to fast electronic degrading or shall I say motorway?
45 C idle temp is not normal rising at 50 in win 7 with aero in a big case with plenty of fans. Back plate is trapping heat( unless is thermoconductor metal(Copper and not Nickel or Chrome don't put it on), don't really see the point of it.Work against the cooling of the card.
Driver support is bad, really bad . Only old drivers are stable 15.11 anything above you might experience crashes, nasty ones with black screen and frozen keyboard so you can press reset and mess your OS.
Why so many OC cards and so little standard ones? and this question is for all manufacturers. I suspect this 380 might be very well an 390 which failed at factory tests and resold with some small mending as 380. And we, the users have to fix and "walk around" like "headless chickens". Not funny Sapphire. VRM not cooled as the GPU , higher temps than GPU with 20 %. Why?
Can't use new drivers and old ones are not very good image and blurish. Running it 16:10 screen@1920:1200

On older screen with DVI cable won't even start" No signal" doesn't appear is just a black screen. To make it work you need an DVI> HDMI adapter which is not included with the card.
Overall rating 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jun 2016


Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Definitely a great budget card. You won't find a cheaper 380 elsewhere. My graphics settings for most games are high to max with minimal frame rate drop.
Bad points:
Bloatware. AMD installs a lot of unnecessary junk with the drivers. I usually buy Nvidia cards so this was a surprise. is only cool if you're a streamer and in-game recording sometimes starts without me doing anything. You can switch if off but its enabled by default.... quite annoying.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2016

Joe, Hampshire Student, PC Enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Had a fantastic deal on a good product
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2016


Score 10.0/10
Good points:

- High performance card for the money

- Has a backplate so looks nice when installed

- Reliable temperatures thanks to very good cooling

- Overclockable with Sapphire Trixx
Bad points:
- None!
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2016

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Product Features

Connectivity 1 x DVI-I
Connectivity 1 x DVI-D
Connectivity 1 x HDMI
Connectivity 1 x DisplayPort
Speed (Mbps) 985
Type of Memory GDDR5

Also known as: XFX Radeon R9 380, RADEON R9 380


Manufacturer's Description

The SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 380 features the latest version of our award winning Dual-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its industry leading 10cm fans and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contribute to consistent performance and high reliability. Based on the latest GCN architecture from AMD, the SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 supports DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync and Ultra HD. With a 4GB frame buffer and a SAPPHIRE Performance Index of 3 it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience in high detail at 1080p and beyond.

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