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).
Now with the higher-end GeForce GTX cards being bundled with Watcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight there are some games that you can now get for free with select Radeon graphics cards. These games include DiRT Rally and Grand Theft Auto V and are available exclusively through Newegg.com.
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.
Well that did not take long at all! AMD just announced the first cards in its new R9 300 series, but as we pointed out these were all rebrands of current cards, so nothing new. Now two new teaser photos have appeared showing the liquid cooled AMD R9 390X!
HP has just sent out a press release highlighting their back to school PC systems. This in itself was not all that exciting, but what was, was that the AMD R9 380 was listed as an option with the HP ENVY Phoenix Tower.
A few people have been taking a closer look at the 15.3 beta version of AMD’s Catalyst driver. They have discovered new entries that point to the upcoming Radeon Rx 300 series of graphics cards. And it looks just as we expected, most of the 300 series will be rebrands of older products.
AMD recently showed industry partners, likely add-in board partners a presentation on the upcoming Radeon R9 390X. The presentation was leaked to the web via photographs taken of the slides and they look quite legitimate. The first slide shows the official specifications of the card. The first thing that sticks out is that the R9 390X WCE (water-cooled edition) will have 4096 stream processors! That is quite a jump compared to the 2816 the R9 290X has.
It looks like we could see an AMD Radeon 300 Series launch very soon! In response to a question asked on its Facebook whether their next-generation Radeon R300 series will come out before the GTA V PC launch (March), AMD actually responded saying, “We’re still putting finishing touches to the 300 series, to make sure they live up to expectation. Can’t wait to reveal them though. We’re pretty excited.”
AMD of course has been following the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy, which we have covered extensively. It looks like they are going to try and cash in on this by making all of their add-in board (AIB) partners lower their prices on their R9 290X, which does offer comparable performance to the GTX 970 down to as low as $299.
AMD has just published a new video in their “Fixer” series that pokes fun at NVIDIA. The latest video really does not show that much, but an interesting thing about it is that it is called “FIX3R” giving a hint that the Radeon R300 series is coming very soon.
May 29, 2015 0