The latest news which is coming from the Swedish media claims that the next-Generation High-end Graphics card from AMD camp, AMD R9 380X would feature 4096 GCN cores packed with 4GB of 3D stacked HBM and the card would make its debut in the second quarter of this year.

AMD R9 380X to be released in Q2 2015 – 4GB of 3D Stacked HBM, 4096 CUDA Cores

AMD R9 390X

The news of AMD R9 380X and AMD R9 390X are in the air for a quite long time on the other side, AMD has also pulled its socks in order to release their rabbits from the hats before they will lose their fans as NVIDIA GeForce Maxwell architecture GM204 core based GTX 980 and GTX 970 are selling like hot cakes. This news is looking authentic in many suspect as Sweclockers channel is the reliable source and most of their news hit the mark, but still I would like to tell you that it is an unofficial information so take it with a pinch of salt.

The card would based on Fiji XT core, will actually be designated the R9 380X nomenclature rather than 390X. So we can guess from here that AMD is looking forward to release even more powerful weapon in the market under the tag of AMD r9 390X. The previous news of AMD R9 300 series Graphics card 3DMark 11 Extreme Scores is also indicating such high-end graphics card where the Graphic card from AMD next-Gen camp has allegedly obtained 8121 points. The current single-core High-End Graphics card AMD Radeon R9 290X obtained 4611 points and on the other side GTX 980 scored 5735 points. So the counted performance of R9 390X in comparison with the current Single-core High-End Graphics card boost upto 50-60%.


According to sweclockers, report AMD R9 380x would feature 4096 stream processors / GCN cores and 4GB of 3D stacked High Bandwidth memory which is 9 times faster than GDDR5.  If this news comes true, then we will see the 45% boost performance over current Single-Core High-end R9 290X Graphics card. The news of HBM in Nex-Generation of Graphics card is already confirmed by AMD Employee, this news was in the air from past 6 months and finally a LinKedin profile of Linglan Zhang, Director of Systems Architecture at AMD and Physical Design Engineer at ASIC confirmed it.


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