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AMD Reportedly Readies R9 380X GPU

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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14-09-2015, 05:49:41

barnsley
Thats quite a nice looking card. A 6gb version would be an excellent cheap crossfire card for 1440p. I hope the rumours are true.

Would this be a 970 competitor seeing as the 390 is a bit faster that the 970?Quote

14-09-2015, 05:56:30

King of Old Old School
Ohhh me like very much, I was looking at a 390 but this could very well be my card, I think 6 GB is enough esp for Modded Skyrim

Hopefully there is a backplateQuote

14-09-2015, 06:13:48

Thelosouvlakia
I don't quite like the cooler design, couldn't xfx use the same design they had on their 290(x) cards, it's all black with some chrome bits and that big lit logo make a gorgeous looking card <3Quote

14-09-2015, 06:48:27

Agost
That cooler is ugly.Quote

14-09-2015, 07:16:32

xnax2802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
I don't quite like the cooler design, couldn't xfx use the same design they had on their 290(x) cards, it's all black with some chrome bits and that big lit logo make a gorgeous looking card <3
I've sorta gotten used to the new weird triangle look, but this one just makes me go "why?" Hope they change it up before release.Quote
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