Review: ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX 8GB

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test and benchmark the ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX. The card's equipped with that renamed Hawaii GPU, now called Grenada. Thanks to a huge triple slot air cooler based on the new DirectCU III design...

    Review: ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX 8GB
     
  2. leszy

    leszy Master Guru

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    Very good review. Interesting how much Tahiti proved to be resistant to the passing of time. It turns out that this chip had a very large untapped potential.
     
  3. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Very true. The current R9 300 series and even the Geforce 900 series are only a result of 20 nm process failure, they were never an intention initially. The fact Nvidia managed to add some extra stuff to the higher end 900 series maybe hints at that was their intention to begin with? I mean as an interim before their 20 nm cards.

    I'm looking forward to the 14 nm cards. These should be quite special, seeing as they potentially have had more time to perfect them. The rumoured load balancing (basically crossfire) between any AMD Zen APU and AMD 14 nm graphics card for any workload sounds very interesting, it would basically mean a standard gamer could get away with a decent AMD Zen APU and a midrange card, rather than the ultra high end cards (which would still benefit from the load balancing and make 4K gaming very viable performance wise).

    However, until then, if in the market for a new card the R9-390X is a great choice!
     
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