AMD has officially announced its latest line of video card at its E3 2015 press conference.
At the entry level is the R9 360, . The next step up, the R7 370 with up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Moving up we have the R9 380 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory , the R9 390 and the R9 390X . All of the cards will support DirectX 12.
Below in this picture , you can see the entire 3xx lineup :
R7 370(TOP , LEFT )
R7 360X( BOTTOM , LEFT )
R9 390X ( TOP , RIGHT )
R9 390 ( MIDDLE , RIGHT )
R9 380( BOTTOM , RIGHT )
Thanks to new drivers and Microsoft DirectX 12, AMD is also enabling new features and performance for their 300 series, which are architecturally almost identical to the 200 series. Some of the new features enabled by the new drivers from AMD include :
- FPS Targeting
- Virtual Super Resolution
- FreeSync while in multi-GPU CrossFire
- Catalyst Uninstaller
- Game performance optimizations
Making the 3xx lineup more than a mere rebadge according to the rumors we have had circulating in the past few days .
And finally the company’s flagship Fury , based on Fiji — using the company’s new architecture : High Bandwidth Memory, CEO Dr. Lisa Su came on stage. She started by introducing the liquid-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X, which she says offers a 50 percent improvement in performance per watt over previous high-end Radeons. It will be joined by a less powerful, but equally efficient, air-cooled model called the R9 Fury.The Fiji GPU has 4096 shader processors – 8.9 Tflops performance and the GPU has 8.9 billion transistors and operates on a 4096-bit wide bus interface, clocked at 500 MHz and has 512 GB/s bandwidth.
The Fury X will arrive on July 24th at $649, and the Fury will appear on July 14th at $549.
AMD has also announced the Radeon R9 Nano. The six-inch long, air cooled card will be among the smallest on the market when it hits the market, yet offers twice the performance of the R9 290X. No price was announced for the Nano, but it will appear sometime this summer.
There will also be a dual-GPU Fury card, although AMD didn’t show that card or give it a name. AMD says it will not arrive until the fall.
AMD also announced a concept computer called “Project Quantum.” Almost a quarter the size of a standard desktop PC, AMD boasted its dual Fiji GPUs with High Bandwidth Memory can handle 4K gaming without issue. The desktop offers liquid cooling to keep the high-powered hardware cool, and its unique design separates the hot processing hardware from the power supply and other components.
AMD’s words on their new line up :
AMD Radeon ™ R9 Fury X graphics is the world’s first graphics card to integrate on-chip High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology. AMD’s lastest industry innovation delivers more than 3X the bandwidth per watt over GDDR5 and a 4096-bit memory interface for incredible new advances in power and efficiency.
ENJOY THE VIEW.
AMD Radeon ™ R9 Fury X graphics is engineered for 4K gaming, DirectX® 12 and Vulkan ™ APIs, max settings, and ultimate monitor configuration flexibilicy. Expand your field of view with AMD Eyefinity technology and experience the smoothest 6K gameplay using 3×1 1440p FreeSync ™ -enabled monitors.
SMALL SIZE. GIANT IMPACT.
The sleek, envy-inducing new form of AMD Radeon ™ R9 Fury X graphics packs an onboard GPU Tach activity meter and LED illumination, plus the raw graphics processing power for a true GPU paradigm shift.
AMD Radeon ™ R9 Fury X graphics is blazing the trail in virtual reality. AMD LiquidVR ™ ensures world-class VR experiences with low latency and a broad level of head mounted display compatibility.
AMD had several developers on stage to talk about its new hardware, and what support for DX12 will provide. Kam Vedbrat, Group Program Manager of Graphics for Microsoft, came on stage to talk more about the new technology. He boasted of performance improvements , saying “In some of the workloads we’ve measured, we see things like, up to a 50-percent reduction in CPU usage per frame.” This frees up the processor to do other things, like work on game AI.
|Graphics Card||GPU||CU / SP||GPU/Memory Clock Speed||Memory||Interface||Memory Bandwidth||MSRP|
|Fury X||FIJI XT||64 / 4096||1050/500 MHz||4 GB HBM||4096bit||512 GB/s||$649|
|Fury||FIJI Pro||56 / 3584||1000/500 MHz||4 GB HBM||4096bit||512 GB/s||$549|
|R9 390X||Hawaii XT||44 / 2816||1050/1500 MHz||8GB GDDR5||512bit||384 GB/s||$429|
|R9 390||Hawaii Pro||40 / 2560||1000/1500 MHz||8GB GDDR5||512bit||384 GB/s||$329|
|R9 380||Tonga Pro||28 / 1792||1000/1375 MHz||4GB GDDR5||256bit||176 GB/s||$199+|
|R9 380||Tonga Pro||28 / 1792||1000/1375 MHz||2GB GDDR5||256bit||176 GB/s||$199|
|R7 370||Pitcairn Pro||16 / 1024||975/1425 MHz||4GB GDDR5||256bit||182 GB/s||$149+|
|R7 370||Pitcairn Pro||16 / 1024||975/1425 MHz||2GB GDDR5||256bit||182 GB/s||$149|
|R7 360||Tobago Pro||12 / 768||1000/1750 MHz||2GB GDDR5||128bit||112 GB/s||$107|
AMD has released a very compelling and competitive lineup of PC enthusiast gaming cards , we look forward to providing you with benchmarks , reviews and more info as soon as we can .
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