XFX places Radeon R9 390X on website

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I don't think there ever has been one product launch where XFX didn't goof up and leak information. At their website XFX has posted images of the Radeon R9 390X. ...

    XFX places Radeon R9 390X on website
     
  2. King4x4

    King4x4 Member Guru

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    Just why AMD? I know that you need to be different and do something to get some income but a direct rebrand of 290x to a 390x?

    2 Years waiting? for what? a rebrand? Did they really cut R&D that much?
     
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    What I don't understand about the whole approach by AMD is we were previously told the 3xx series cards were being held back to reduce stock levels of the 2xx series cards before unleashing the next generation.

    As it turns out that, with the exception of Fiji, the new cards are the same as the old ones I can't understand why these weren't released around the time of Maxwell. It seems like it has taken an awful long time to strap an additional 4GB of storage onto the card (Which already existed in some 8GB 290X cards) and change a 2 to a 3!

    All I can say is Fiji better be amazing and the rest of the lineup needs to be very competitively priced else I can't see AMD selling a lot of cards till the 4xx series.
     
  4. Endymion

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    My mind is blown too.
     

  5. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

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    This is pretty "wtf" really :| I wonder about the remaining bits, like power consumption, thermal envelope and % support of DX12 though. Actual performance is also somewhat interesting. Price is a key factor here more than the name and if priced competitively enough it could make a difference. A 290X is plenty for 1920x1080/1200 gameplay, after all. Enthusiasts buying dual Titans and such are among the minority, and if they can get Radeon cards in budget friendly builds selling as steam machines and what not, it could be very helpful.
     
  6. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    After my experience with XFX........ I will never be buying this brand again.

    Two Words... "Rushed Products"
     
  7. NoClip

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    The biggest problem is that we've been stuck on 28nm GPU's for an eternity. Longer than any other process i can remember. It's obvious AMD can't get much more out of 28nm. I think when they were designing Fiji years ago, they expected to be on a smaller process by now. Which is why Fiji seems to have water cooling and two 8 pin connectors, and it's likely why we're also seeing this rebrand as well.
     
  8. Prefix

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    Its not a rebrand Grenada is a Hawaii but on 1.2 Architecture.


    Not a rebrand its 1.2 architecture.
     
  9. Ziggymac

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    At least it comes with a red and gold sticker pack...can't say AMD doesn't at least try.


    :p
     
  10. Sukovsky

    Sukovsky Master Guru

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    IF they are GCN 1.2 aren't they much faster then? Aren't 1.2 shaders faster than 1.1 GCN shaders?
     

  11. ApexiTT

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    LOL, well... the 290 was re-branded as a 390 with increased ram.. Considering being held back by back stock I'm sure that meant there would be some re-branding.. this isn't an uncommon practice.. Nvidia does the same thing. It's profitable, how old are you guys or just idiots? LOL.
    Sorry just wanted to clarify because you hurt my head. Problem with this work and buy the upcoming fury or wait for pascal.
     
  12. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    I wondered why the chip names were different.
    That makes full sense, since they have never "rebranded" the chip codenames before (you can't really without seriously complicating your lineup).
     
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    I'm not sure you can call them "faster".
    just more efficient at certain tasks than 1.1, and with some added functionality.
    I think the 1.2 cards are better optimised for extreme tesselation, among many other things.
     
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    We're all frustrated AMD alike but when the node is not ready what can anyone do but wait till it is.
     
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    My guess is xfx is so hurting that they need to drum up some movement so they posted this
     

  16. Nictron

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    Looks like AMD had given up and quite frankly their attitude towards their consumers/clients are disgusting. Looks like the CPU culture where they do not want to compete at all with Intel has infected the old ATi business.

    Sad really. I've always supported AMD could not bare to go AMD with my last GPU and with the whole APU mess I will be going back to an Intel platform on my next upgrade unless they sort their nonsense out soon.

    :bang::bang::bang:
     
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    Rebrand and everyone starts to go crazy,i would take a guess as to they are working on gpus with next years launch of zen. want to see the tdp of the cards tho hope they changed.
     
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    I hope at least that they come with HDMI 2.0 Display Port 1.3.
    Otherwise its a complete Joke. my expectations around Fiji are just going down.
     
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    The HBM card is going to be outside the standard lineup?
     
  20. Gaidax

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    I think the problem here is that if that is a rebrand of 290X, then what about 380/370 and so on? Rebrands of rebrands? It would be laughable if AMD really goes on and rebrands 7000 series again, it's a bunch of what... 3 years old GPUs now?

    That would be ridiculous honestly, especially in a face of Maxwell onslaught where you have spanking fast, efficient and up to date cards for Nvidia for all budget groups.

    Well, guess lucky me - I got 390X without trying now... at least it means decent driver support for my "aging" 290X for another year.
     

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