It’s a quiet season for graphics enthusiasts. However, in just 3 days not-so-new graphics card will be announced by AMD.
AMD Radeon R9 380X
The new card is not entirely new, because it was originally planned for September 2014 as Radeon R9 285X. The full Tonga was postponed because it would fail competing against just released GTX 980/970, which offered much better performance to Watt ratio. The R9 285 already shipped with TDP of 190W, thus full Tonga would have trouble fitting into 200W power envelope.
Has one year of development and enhancements made Antigua more power efficient than Tonga? In just few days we shall learn the truth.
Radeon R9 380X has 2048 Stream Processors and 4GB GDDR5 memory across 256-bit interface.
ASUS STRIX R9 380X GAMING
Hardware.info are busy preparing their review of STRIX R9 380X. Luckily for us, they already uploaded the pics (and quickly removed). The card is codenamed STRIX-R9380X-OC4G-GAMING (90YV0901-M0NA00) and it ships with 4GB GDDR5 memory. We don’t know the exact specs yet, but the card is factory-overclocked.
XFX Radeon R9 380X
The XFX will offer few R9 380X cards, but the design has not changed much since R9 380. You can see on the packaging that R9 380X has 4GB GDDR5 memory.
Gigabyte R9 380X G1 GAMING
Gigabyte R9 380X will be part of G1 Gaming series with its dual-fan WindForce 2X cooling solution.
All these cards have the same display output configuration of DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort.
Update: Replaced picture with better quality (WCCFTech)