Tomorrow AMD will hold a grand event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of ATI graphics business, the officials also hinted that on this day they will release a new mystery candy. You can now have confirmed that this is a new graphics card from mysterious new core Tonga, and the first Graphic card to use this Core is AMD Radeon R9 285. NDA lifted and ask to wait until September 2, 2014 8:00 am EST.
AMD Radeon R9 285 Launches September 2nd
Videocardz site has received AMD R9 285 graphics NDA information anniversary celebration on the 23rd of this month, AMD will announce some details of R9 285 graphics card on September 2 and from that day the Graphic card can be officially on sale.
Radeon R9 285 graphics card is mainly used to replace the current R9 280 / HD 7950 graphics card, a month after its release, there will come R9 285X, which will replace the R9 280X cards.
Currently, there are not many core specification of Tonga. The R9 285 should be equipped with 1792 stream processor units, R9 285X core of Tonga XT is a 2048 stream processor units, only to make sure they are 256bit memory, the standard With memory is 2GB, 4GB version will arrived in the market, and R9 280X / 280 is 384bit / 3GB, which to some extent is shrinking, you can reduce the cost and power consumption.
As for the impact on performance, may be able to compensate by increasing the frequency and circuit optimization.
Both cards will soon face the next generation NVIDIA graphics architecture Maxwell, next month, GTX 800 or GTX 900 series graphics cards will come.