AMD Radeon R9 390X WCE, could this be real?

Published: Mar 14th 2015, 20:23 GMT

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Someone went through all the trouble to send me this slide.

AMD Radeon R9 390X WCE

AMD Radeon R9 390X WCE (Water-Cooled Edition)

Unlike other leaks I receive, this one arrived in PDF format. Which is quite interesting, normally no one bothers to go through all the hassle to create them. This however was in PDF, and it’s partially the reason why I decided to post it. In other words this slide got through my sniff test, which as you know is very picky these days…

The leaker claims this slide is a part of in-house presentation called ‘2015 Future of Radeon’ that will be shown next week to AIB partners (not to public).

This slide allegedly confirms earlier leaks about R9 390X 8GB HBM Gen2, delaying the launch till later date.

You are probably asking the same question, why would anyone send me this? The slide does not tell us anything new that wasn’t rumored for the past few weeks. The only new bit, is the codename of the new flagship: Radeon R9 390X WCE. Maybe there are non water-cooled models? Maybe this is just internal naming for prototype. Very hard to say. I’m leaving the interpretation to you.

AMD Radeon R9 390X WCE:

  • Next iteration of the highly successful GCN design
    – Up to 4096 shader units
  • Full DirectX®12_Tier 3 implementation
  • Optimized for 4K gaming & beyond
  • First ever GPU designed for VR immersion
  • Special enthusiast water-cooled edition
  • Up to 8GB of ultra-high bandwidth HBM video memory
  • Hardware H.265 decoding and over 4x the previous H.264 encoding speed, enabling smooth live streaming
  • Enhanced ZeroCore™ functionallity (yes there’s a typo)


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