Visually, the card looks like previous Sapphire Nitro cards, featuring a stylish bulky design with a metal backplate. Dimensions of the card are 26.0 cm x 14.0 cm.
The Sapphire logo is RGB illuminated; you can control the color through Sapphire TRIXX or turn it off completely.
Installation requires two slots in your system.
Display connectivity options include a DVI port, two HDMI ports, and two DisplayPorts.
The HDMI port is version 2.0b, and DisplayPort has been updated to 1.3 HBR3/1.4 HDR ready, which enables support for 4K @ 120 Hz and 5K @ 60 Hz, or 8K @ 60 Hz with two cables. GPU-accelerated encoding is now supported for H.264 at up to 4K30, and HEVC is supported at up to 4K60. Accelerated decoding is supported for HEVC at up to 4K60 Main-10, VP9 is supported at up to 4K, and H.264 works at up to 4K120.
AMD CrossFire has been running over the PCI-Express bus for a few generations now. The Polaris Series is no different.
We shine the light from a self-leveling line laser onto the card, which shows no noteworthy sagging.
Pictured above are the front and back, showing the disassembled board. High-res versions are also available (front, back).