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.
While we still do not know a whole lot about AMD’s Radeon R300 series, the first rumors about the Radeon R400 series have already started to appear. According to a report by SweClockers the Radeon R400 series, expected in 2016, will be codenamed Arctic Islands. For those who have not been following AMD over the […]
Following the successful introduction of the industry’s first 8GB R9 290X graphics card with its Vapor-X model, SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced another 8GB card sporting the highly acclaimed SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS, making the large frame buffer option available at a slightly lower cost.
It does not look like both AMD and NVIDIA will be releasing any new cards for the rest of the year. For those expecting to see the GeForce GTX 960 this month, it won’t be coming. It seems NVIDIA really does not even have to release it with the popularity of their GTX 980 / 970 cards. Back to AMD, they are prepping a faster Hawaii variant that should release a few months from now.
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