ASUS has finally announced its R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X DirectCU II Graphics Cards based on their latest design of the DirectCU II. These new models will are equipped with better cooling systems and an enhanced PCB design. An event held in Australia revealed a few pictures of some of these models in which some other Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 GPU lineups were also pictured and now Asus has finally announced them.
Being based on the Tahiti XT die, the ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP features 2048 cores, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs along with Dual-DVI, HDMI and display ports. The The Radeon R9 280X is going to be equipped with a GDDR5 memory of 3 GB with a memory interface of 384-bit. This newest ASUS card is clocked at base with 970 MHz and 1070 MHz with the GPU Boost. On the other hand, the memory will be clocked at 6.4 GHz. As mentioned earlier that the PCB design has been enhanced, it is now revealed that the PCB would be custom. Another prominent feature of this model is the DirectCU II cooler which has been designed for providing the highest performing cooling system and this superior performance can be attributed to the ASUS’s Cool Tech Fan technology. This also constitutes of the 10 Phase DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy power which ensures higher performance along with stability for the users.
Moving on to the ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP, its features include the new Curacao XT with 1280 shaders, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It features a GDDR5 memory of 2 GB which is spanned on a 256-bit memory interface. This card has a core clock speed of 1120 MHz and the memory is clocked at 5.6 GHz which generates a bandwidth of 179 GB per second.
Now coming towards the price, the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP will retail for a little over the $299 while the other Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP will be available for $229.99.
Jan 30, 2015 0