Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Sapphire’s Nitro series video cards peaked my interest when they were released. Many card manufactures have decided to change their cosmetic designs on the current range of cards. You can add Sapphire to that list. The gunmetal highlights and sculptured fan shroud on the Nitro R7 370 look more elegant than the more flamboyant designs we have seen of late.
That new Nitro cooler is quite capable of keeping the card cool under load. Some may not like the idea of the card idling with the temperature above 40°C. Most will more than likely prefer silent operation. I know I did appreciate it.
The Sapphire Nitro R7 370 has good overclocking potential, though it is not fantastic. The locked core voltage limits how far the card can really be pushed. The memory overclocking was a bit better. The increased core and memory speed played dividends at higher resolutions, something that was quite apparent when playing Grand Theft Auto: V.
The Sapphire Nitro R7 370 is available for $179.99 at Newegg and Amazon. At that price it faces some stiff competition from Nvidia’s recently released GTX 950. Yet, despite a base architecture that dates to 2012, the R7 370 is still able to compete.
- Good Price to Performance Ratio
- Elegant Cosmetics
- Silent at Idle