AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU

AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU

AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU

 

It looks like AMD is readying a new GPU called the R9 380X, which should use the full Tonga Silicon and have 3 or 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. We already know that the Silicon used in AMD’s R9 380 GPU is not using the full chip, so it is unsurprising to see AMD create a new SKU which will make use of the chips full potential. 

This chip will take advantage of the price gap which is between Nvidia’s GTX 960 and GTX 970 GPUs and should fit neatly between AMD’s existing R9 380 and R9 390 GPUs. This GPU will should have 2048 GCN GPU cores and a 384-bit memory bus, which is a significant upgrade over the R9 380’s 1792 GPU cores and 256-bit memory bus.  

 

AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU  AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU  

 

In essence the R9 380X will be the same Tonga based GPU that Apple used in their 5K iMac, which at that time was named the R9 m295X.

Right now the specifications of this GPU remain unconfirmed, but we do have pictures of a XFX prototype of this GPU, which looks like it features removable fans which will allow this GPU to be very easily cleaned. 

 

AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU  

With such a huge price gaps between the mid-range GTX 960 and GTX 970 this is a great oppertunity for AMD to take advantage of this market gap, let’s hope these rumors of an AMD R9 380X GPU are true and that this GPU is as impressive as it sounds. 

 

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