In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our three reviews this week, new custom Vega cards from XFX, games, and Black Friday deals!
- CES 2018
XFX teased these cards not that long ago and now they are finally here! Let's just say these card are a long time coming, well all custom Radeon RX Vega card are! The two new cards are called the XFX Double Editions and have a very unique look that you are either going to love or hate.
The first detailed shots of XFX's Radeon RX 480 Double Dissipation have been leaked to the web. The card makes use of a custom-designed PCB with a pretty hefty custom cooling solution. This cooling solution is made to support the factory overclock of the card and to give users some good overclocking headroom as well.
Shots of the XFX Radeon RX 480 in production have been leaked. These show cards making their way down the production line to packaging. The first photo that you see below reveals that XFX will be using a back-plate on their reference card. This will make it even more appealing to buyers.
XFX has just launched a new Radeon R9 380 graphics card in their Radeon R9 380 Crimson Edition, which is made exclusively for the Chinese Market. This is sort of a late entry for XFX as the Radeon R9 380 was introduced way back in 2015, but this card has a really cool feature many R9 380's do not. The card has the ability to be unlocked to a full R9 380X graphics card with the flick of a switch.
It looks like XFX will join the likes of ASUS and Sapphire with their own custom Radeon R9 Fury graphics card. The card from XFX will feature a reference Fury PCB with two 8-pin power connectors, but will have a custom cooling solution. The custom cooling solution is made up of a massive heatsink with multiple heatpipes and three fans.
It looks like AMD is readying a new SKU to take advantage of the pricing gap between the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 970. This will be the R9 380X and it will be based on the 28nm "Tonga" silicon. The R9 380X is likely to max out the specifications on the "Tonga" silicon, offering 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 interface that can hold either 3GB or 6GB of memory.
AMD's Radeon R9 Nano has started selling on Amazon. There are two R9 Nano listing, one from XFX and the other is from Sapphire. Both listings confirm the $649.99 pricing. Both listings confirm the $649.99 pricing. While both of these cards are from AIB partners, there are no customization's as all R9 Nano's are reference.
A Reddit user who claims to work at Best Buy has confirmed that the first batch of XFX Radeon 300 series cards have arrived at the warehouse. He said that Radeon R9 390X/390/370/360 were all there and even took a photo of the R9 390X box, which matches up with the XFX leak we posted earlier this week.