AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of VRAM

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

When the R9 390 and R9 390X GPUs launched the most interesting aspects of the new GPUs was their 8GB Frame buffer, which was 2x the size of their predecessors the R9 290 and R9 290X. Aside from this change in frame buffer size and a nice bump on both the GPUs Core and memory clocks, this was the only major change made the the core GPU design. 

Now it looks like AMD are not allowing their board partners to sell versions of the R9 390 GPU with 4GB or VRAM, half the size of normal R9 390 GPUs, but still plenty of today's gaming needs at most resolutions. 

  

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  

 

Right now we have seen 4GB R9 390 GPUs from Sapphire, XFX and Powercolor, showcasing similar cooler designs to their full 8GB models, so it is good to see that no brand had cheapened their cooler design for this budget oriented model. 

With the R9 380X being priced between £180 and £200 and the R9 390 8GB being £250+ it is expected that the R9 390 4GB model will be somewhere between these two prices, likely around £229.99.

Right now we do not know if the 4GB version of the R9 390 will be made available inside the EU and US, but it would certainly undermine the GTX 970's position in the market. 

 

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

Expreview did some benchmarks using XFX's R9 390 4GB and compared it to the AMD R9 290, showing that the R9 390 4GB has roughly a 10% increase in performance in all benchmarks and games, which is a pretty decent performance improvement given the fact that the GPUs are nigh identical. 

 

  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

  

You can join the discussion on AMD 4GB version of the R9 390 on the OC3D Forums

 

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14-12-2015, 11:10:37

BigDaddyKong
Benchmarks pleaseQuote

14-12-2015, 11:50:36

CRITICALThinker
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Originally Posted by Kong View Post
Benchmarks please
direct link from this very article: http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...085531396l.pngQuote

14-12-2015, 12:11:46

dwatterworth
I'd bet if you took an R9-290 that also had a faster clock than reference by the tune of 9%, you'd get 9% higher benches too haha. I love AMD and their board partners, but why? It'd be neat to know if the constant confusion over recycled parts etc actually detracts from the business?
I understand the idea of needing 'new' products to excite the market, but this is just even more ridiculous.
'Well, no one was buying the 8gb 390, so now we crossed out the '2' of the 290 on all our old stock, pasted on the 3 and yep, here you go!Quote

14-12-2015, 14:04:59

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by dwatterworth View Post
I'd bet if you took an R9-290 that also had a faster clock than reference by the tune of 9%, you'd get 9% higher benches too haha. I love AMD and their board partners, but why? It'd be neat to know if the constant confusion over recycled parts etc actually detracts from the business?
I understand the idea of needing 'new' products to excite the market, but this is just even more ridiculous.
'Well, no one was buying the 8gb 390, so now we crossed out the '2' of the 290 on all our old stock, pasted on the 3 and yep, here you go!
It uses better cores since yields are better and has higher quality memory chips which gives them a nice stock boost over the 200 series. Overclocking them is little better and by far the AIBs use much better coolers. Sure they aren't entirely new but they are not rebrands, it's a refresh. Even though they are refreshed they still keep up with Nvidia. So it's not a bad thing. Besides technically you could say all GCN/Fermi based cards are refreshes since each architecture since then is just more refined and improved. It's still not a bad thingQuote

14-12-2015, 16:03:22

SpencerUk
I like the colour of the box xDQuote
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