Posts tagged as: Sapphire

Sapphire Write-Protect Drive Reader Protects HDDs, SSDs

Addonics Technologies launched the Sapphire Write-Protect Drive Reader family, which currently includes two models: the 3.5/2.5-inch Sapphire Write-Protect hard drive reader and the 2.5-inch Sapphire Write-Protect hard drive/Flash reader. These readers treat hard drives, SSDs and flash media as read-only devices so that viruses don’t jump off and infect your computer, and hackers can’t tamper […]

Kyocera Brigadier Comes to Verizon – Sports Sapphire Screen

Verizon Wireless today added the Kyocera Brigadier to its lineup. The Brigadier has the distinction of being one of the first phones to ship in the U.S. with a Sapphire display. Sapphire is more resistant than glass to breakage and scratching. The 4.5-inch HD display works with gloves, and offers wet finger tracking so it […]

Sapphire Announces First Overclocked R9 295X2

Sapphire has revealed a new graphics card, the R9 295X2 OC. As you’ve probably already guessed, the GPUs aboard this graphics card are overclocked for greater performance. This is the first overclocked Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card from any manufacturer. The overclock makes it very clear to us that there is really no reason for […]

Sapphire Announces a New Low-Profile Radeon R7 240 Card

Sapphire has announced a new graphics card. Unlike many of its very monstrous and powerful graphics cards, this one is intended to be used in small form factor PCs and HTPCs, making it very small. The Sapphire R7 240 Low Profile is, as its name indicates, a low-profile graphics card. The GPU aboard the graphics […]

Sapphire Announces the Passively Cooled R7 250 Graphics Card

Sapphire has announced a new graphics card, which unlike most graphics cards, is passively cooled. The new Sapphire Radeon R7 250 Ultimate comes with a rather large aluminum heatsink, which should allow the card to operate at nominal speeds without making any noise at all. The GPU aboard the card is clocked at 800 MHz. […]

Sapphire Debuts Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X Tri-X Cards

At last, custom Radeon R9-290 and R-290X graphics cards are coming out. Sapphire has joined the crowd and expanded its arsenal with its R9 290 Tri-X and R9 290X Tri-X graphics cards. The cards are based on the reference PCB, though feature custom cooling solutions, making them address the biggest complaint of the ‘Hawaii’-based graphics […]

Apple Strikes Deal to Secure Sapphire Manufacturing in Arizona

Apple is investing in GT Advanced Technologies, a company that produces advanced sapphire material. Following an announcement of the Apple investment by Governor Jan Brewer, details revealed that the iPhone maker has signed a multi-year, $578 million contract in the state that will help fund a “next-generation, large-capacity” Advanced Sapphire Furnace intended to lower the […]

Sapphire Releases Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

Sapphire has officially launched the Mac Edition of its Radeon HD 7950 video card. The add-on includes 3GB of GDDR5 memory, and is said to boost game framerates by as much as 200 percent or more, and general benchmark performance by about 30 percent. Graphics-heavy benchmarks are claimed to run up to 300 percent faster […]

AMD Releases the Radeon HD 7950

AMD today unveiled the Radeon HD 7950. It trims back slightly from the range-leading 7970 with 1,792 visual processing cores instead of 2,048, 112 texture units instead of 128, and both 800MHz core and 1.25GHz memory clock speeds versus the 925MHz and 1.38GHz of its counterpart. The chipset is still powerful enough to handle 4K […]

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