We knew ASUS R9 280X Matrix cards were coming from ASUS as the card was pictured last week. ASUS actually has two R9 280X Matrix cards. There is the Platinum Edition and the Standard Edition. Both of these cards are powered by the latest AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU.
AMD’s Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphics cards are now officially available around the globe from AMD and its various AIC partners. AMD has announced that three cards are available through retail channels today, those cards include the AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 270X and the AMD Radeon R7 260X.
We already know that most of AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards will be available October 8th so it is no surprise that we are going to start seeing non-reference cards pop up from AMD’s AIB partners. MSI posted this a few days ago on their Facebook page, “AMD has just announced their new GPU architecture, MSI is ready, are you? Follow the link to watch the AMD GPU’14 conference: http://goo.gl/tBe9XA”. With the following image:
At AMD’s GPU 14 event they have just revealed all of the cards in the R9 2XX Series and the R7 2XX Series. These graphics cards are based on an improved version of the graphics core next architecture. The R9 series is made up of the R9 290X, R9 280X and R9 270X. The R7 series is made up of the R7 260X and R7 250.
PNY Technologies has been one of the leading manufacturers in the world and are famous for their storage and graphics solutions. With the introduction of the latest GeForce GTX 770 OC and GTX 780 OC graphics cards, PNY has added yet another powerful product to their amazing portfolio. These over clocked versions of graphics cards are the high end solutions for meeting up the consumer demands of quality and output which keep getting better and better with technological advancements.
HIS seems to be making quite the impact with their newest still to be released graphics cards. The Hong Kong based company famous for its graphics cards will soon announce the release of the two new Radeon R7-250 Oland XT and R7-240 Oland Pro Graphic Cards with completely new GPUs designed by HIS. Being a varying model of the Cape Verde, the two graphic cards are much faster than the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7750 but they still remain behind the Radeon HD 7790 which was based on the Bonaire XTX.
HIS has made the mistake of placing the placeholders on its website for many of the different AMD Radeon Rx 200 series video cards. They immediately realized that they were letting out information AMD did not want consumers to know before the Volcanic Islands launch so those placeholders were removed. That did not stop people from taking screenshots and noting the different models.
For the longest time we have have known AMD graphics cards by their naming scheme of “Radeon HD xyz0″ where the “x” denotes generation, “y” denotes market segment and “z” denotes variant. It looks like all of that is about to change when AMD unveils their Volcanic Islands GPU family later this month.
We all know that AMD will be announcing the next generation Volcanic Islands family in Hawaii on September 25th. VR-Zone has obtained some interesting information that other than the Hawaii GPU-based cards the other cards in the Volcanic Islands family will be largely based off the current GCN architecture.
We have heard reports that the first chip to debut in the Volcanic Islands series will be the Hawaii GPU which will be the flagship. Sweclockers is reporting that while the Hawaii GPU will be the flagship card, it may not arrive first, but instead would makes its debut with AMD’s FirePro Professional cards.
Dec 11, 2014 0