Benchmarks have hit the web featuring AMD’s upcoming R9 390X, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti and an mysterious unconfirmed GTX 9xx card has also appeared in the benchmark listings! Here we can get a better idea of performance of the GTX Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, and AMD’s Radeon R9 390X. The unconfirmed GTX 9xx card we are guessing could be a GTX 960 Ti or GTX 965.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the AMD GPU news that came out this week, NVIDIA’s SHIELD console, a badass Gigabyte motherboard, the popularity of eSports and how much streamers make & more!
It looks like AMD is not being shy with giving some free samples away of their top of the line upcoming Fiji graphics cards. One such card arrived at the desk of Johan Andersson, Technical Director on Frostbite at Electronic Arts. He posted a photo of the card on his Twitter of what looks like the flagship R9 390X (if that’s what it will be called).
We have assumed that AMD’s flagship Fiji graphics card would be called the Radeon R9 390X, but it might not be that at all. The latest rumors say that the top-end Fiji card will not appear within the 300 nomenclature, but will receive a special name, much like NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan.
Since we first started getting leaks about AMD’s new graphics cards the big thing we were hearing about was High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). This will be the type of memory that will be used on AMD’s Flagship graphics card in the Radeon 300 series and NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs in 2016. The whole idea behind HBM is to stack the memory modules to save space and also integrate them into the GPU package itself. This way the communication distance between the each of the modules and the GPU is reduced, which it turn increases bandwidth and power draw.
After AMD quietly announced the first Radeon 300 Series cards for OEMs we were unsure where the Hawaii rebrands would fit into the product stack. With the Radeon R9 380 being a rebrand of the R9 285 that did not leave many cards left to be based off the Hawaii silicon. It looks like the Radeon 300 series cards that will be based off Hawaii will feature higher core clocks and more VRAM.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about some new information on the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, the expected launch date of AMD’s R9 300 series, the 7 new Windows 10 versions & more!
New information regarding the launch of AMD’s R9 300 series has surfaced on Benchlife.info, which has been pretty spot on with their leaks lately. According to their report the AMD Radeon R9 300 series will be launching on June 18th, but we will have to wait till the 24th of June for Fiji XT.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the information that came out of AMD’s Financial Analyst day which includes both their CPU and GPU plans for 2016, we get our first look at the R9 390X, talk about Rockstar banning players in GTA V, and more!
AMD will really be focusing on the “generation” of their upcoming 2016 CPUs and APUs when it comes to branding. And it looks like AMD will really be playing a game with Intel as well. In 2016 AMD’s FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs will be the company’s “6th Generation”.