It seems like AMD plans to release a new graphics card, which will put a shelf on the average performance and will replace the aged there AMD Radeon R9 270. The new Graphic card would be AMD R9 370, this new is coming from foreign media Vrzone, it will feature the Trinidad GPU Core based on the existing 28nm process node.

AMD is planning an alternative for the Radeon R9 270


The Curacao Pro chip which is used in the R9 270 is the rebranded of Pitcairn GPU, which was emphasized on the Radeon HD 7870. AMD’s Radeon R9 270 and Radeon R9 270x offer two diverse Curacao chips, the Curacao Pro on the 270 and XT variants on the 270x however, there’s little distinction between these two chips since both offer a comparable center design of 1280 stream processors, 80 texture units and 32 ROPs. Indeed the memory configuration is also the same in both variants.

The new GPU will most probably based on GCN architecture 1.2 (Curacao Pro with R9 270 is based on the GCN 1.0). In addition to the board will be 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and 256-bit interface. There are also lots of chances that the new card will also make use of HBM memory.

Unofficially we know that the new Radeon (AMD Radeon R9 370?) will make its debut in March. Price of card is a mystery, but we can expect here about 150 – $200 – roughly the same cost of Radeon R9 270.

AMD Trinidad GPU Rumor Specifications:

  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Radeon R9 370? Radeon R9 270X Radeon R9 270
GPU Codename GM206 Trinidad Curacao XT Curacao Pro
GPU Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 1024 ~ 1280 1280
ROP/TMUs 32/64 ~ 32/80 32/80
Core Clock 1127 MHz + ~ 1050MHz 925MHz
Memory Clock 7.0 GHz ~ 5.6 GHz 5.6 GHz
Bus Interface 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Launch Price US$ $199? $199? $199 $179
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