AMD to come with new High-end Graphics card this year is seems impossible, but they have lots of plans for the upcoming year. In 2015 they are interested to deliver the Bermuda / Pirate Island, which would be fused in the AMD Radeon R9 390 series.
AMD Radeon R9 390X should be a future Bad boy from AMD side to compete with NVIDIA Maxwell GM200 Graphics cards. At first sight one thing is beneficial for the AMD that, Bermuda will not use TSMC’s 28nm process. Bermuda will use 20nm process technology, which would also take a place for hybrid cooling. For now AMD R9 295X2 is equipped with hybrid cooling solution.
AMD Radeon R9 390X will Allegedly be More Powerful Than the GTX 980
According to the several rumors it is stated that, the new AMD flagship R9 390X will feature the ‘Bermuda XTX’ core and feature a staggeringly high number of SPs, ie. 4224. The Texture Unit count is 264 with 96 ROPs as well as be able to boast a 512-bit bus.
Also, it will be the AMD first decision for Bermuda to use a multilayer memory HBM 3D. Although some experts believe that, HBM 3D Stacked Memory is up to 9X Faster Than GDDR5. “Three-dimensional HBM memory can be another advantage over Nvidia. HBM will allegedly make its way to AMD’s next generation of Pirate Islands GPUs starting early next year. With the introduction of the R9 380X powered by the Fiji GPU core and competing against the GTX 980. Also the R9 390X flagship powered by the Bermuda GPU which will be competing against the Titan 2 / GTX 980 Ti.
AMD plans show that AMD Radeon R9 390 series will be happen between February to June of 2015.
The exact specifications of AMD Radeon R9 390X, R9 380X and R9 380 are still not disclose but summarizing the rumors specifications of these Bad boys it should be like following:
AMD Radeon R9 390x – 4224 Stream processors, 264 TMU and 96 ROP units, 512-bit bus
AMD Radeon R9 380x – 3072 Stream processors, 192 TMU and 72 ROP units, 384-bit bus
AMD Radeon R9 380 – 1536 Stream processor, 96 TMU and 48 ROP units, a 256-bit bus