Tuesday, November 10th 2015

AMD Radeon R9 380X to Formally Launch This Month

Although the first Radeon R9 380X graphics cards began appearing in the press way back as mid-September, it's only in mid-November, the 15th to be precise, that AMD plans to formally launch this new performance-segment SKU. Priced at US $249, the R9 380X will be positioned between the $300+ R9 390/GTX 970; and the $200-ish R9 380, capitalizing on a gaping hole in NVIDIA's product stack, between the GTX 960 and the GTX 970.

The R9 380X will be based on the same exact silicon as the R9 380, and the same exact compact package, with pins for 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface; and not the 384-bit interface that the "Tonga" aka "Antigua" silicon physically supports. All 32 Graphics CoreNext compute units (CUs) will be enabled, yielding 2,048 stream processors. The chip will also feature 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The core could be clocked as high as 1100 MHz, and memory at 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). 4 GB will be the standard memory amount. There won't be a reference design, and AMD AIB partners will be ready with custom-design products from day-one.
Source: HWBattle
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27 Comments on AMD Radeon R9 380X to Formally Launch This Month

#1
RejZoR
So, this is/was the R9-285 ?
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#2
animal007uk
RejZoRSo, this is/was the R9-285 ?
Nah i believe the R9 380 was/is the 285
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#4
dj-electric
These GPUs have been chewed and spet over and over and over again for the past 4 years.
I'm quite tired of rehashed architectures. Lets just forget 28NM already. Uh
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#5
jigar2speed
Dj-ElectriCThese GPUs have been chewed and spet over and over and over again for the past 4 years.
I'm quite tired of rehashed architectures. Lets just forget 28NM akready. Uh
Its a Tonga chip with more GCN cores.
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#6
dj-electric
Its a (insert name) chip with (insert number) under (insert name)
Same vegetables, different salad. This is the kind of tiring stuff im talking about.
As long as we still get P\W ratio of the one we got in Dec 2011, not much have really changed.
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#7
medi01
285/380 support FreeSync while 280x (faster than 285, but not 380 which is kinda former 285) did not.
I wonder, if 380x will... =)
Dj-ElectriCThese GPUs have been chewed and spet over and over and over again for the past 4 years.
I'm quite tired of rehashed architectures. Lets just forget 28NM already. Uh
They perform differently: are faster and consume way less power, all that despite being stuck on 28nm for ages.
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#8
Fabio Bologna
Gap in the GeForce lineup DOT DOT DOT until NVidia releases a gtx 960 Ti that will undoubtedly be a thing, going forwards...
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#9
dj-electric
medi01285/380 support FreeSync while 280x (faster than 285, but not 380 which is kinda former 285) did not.
I wonder, if 380x will... =)

They perform differently: are faster and consume way less power, all that despite being stuck on 28nm for ages.
After 3 years AMD showed no increase in its mid segment with a "new" GPU replacing the 7950 and 7970.
This is no 3-year progress. It's a joke.
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#10
Dalai Brahma
Fabio BolognaGap in the GeForce lineup DOT DOT DOT until NVidia releases a gtx 960 Ti that will undoubtedly be a thing, going forwards...
I hope so... I have been waiting it about ages... It will be perfect for me... 960Ti 3/4GB 192/256bits. $259-269
... Since 960 4GB model replaced the 2GB died model, for about $200
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#11
Fabio Bologna
Dalai BrahmaI hope so... I have been waiting it about ages... It will be perfect for me... 960Ti 3/4GB 192/256bits. $259-269
... Since 960 4GB model replaced the 2GB died model, for about $200
Well... Zotac has a more powerful version of the GTX 960 in its NEN Steam machine... It's a 3GB 192bit bus GTX 960 that they refer to as the OEM version of the chip so... hopefully something similar will come to the 960Ti... :)
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#12
Moofachuka
I'm still rocking my old 7970 cxf.... for 3 years. I feel like I want to upgrade, but I don't need to...
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#13
Ferrum Master
I agree... It is kind of a lame card. More cut down fury would be more fun.

Seconds my 7970 kicked the bucket last month, so I switched to green camp, if not would be still rocking the third year... on the same 28nm silicon. They are selling more or less the same silicon with small tweaks...

The only hope for this card is that it would overclock, 7970 did it moderately good... but Tonga was crap in that department. I tend to think it is the same with these...

In my reasoning, taking a mid tier card, budget minded thinking. It must clock like hell and burn if it is needed to push out more FPS per dollar as it can. It must be designed to struggle. If it doesn't clock past stock. No fun. No reason really.
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#14
Casecutter
HumanSmoke$249?
I guess the cheaper R9 290'swill magically disappear just before the 380X's launch. The latter seems like a hard sell if more potent AIB custom 290's are selling for the same price.
With just 4 290's still listing from Newegg and 3 working $20-30 rebates, I don't see any real conflict. Pretty much a decent position for either side in such a transition.

When Tonga/Antigua chip can get as low as this... PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 2Gb $145 -AR$20 (Egg has since sold out), I'm sure AMD can move much lower than the $249 MSRP. There's about 16.5% decrease in chip size from Hawaii, while 8% smaller than a GM204. AMD shows the willingness to work their margins (yes not a good thing but it how they make due), while can Nvidia oblige with the same willingness on a "gelding" that's just 8.5% larger? If this 380X can get near/spar with most pedestrian 970's AIB customs (those with boost clocks up to like 1260Mhz) will Nvidia actually move past the mostly "in cart" price reduction that been running on Egg, and actually purport a price change below what W1zzarrd is indicating as their latest retail price of $290?

When we consider that Nvidia makes use just 8.5% larger, although second tier (gelding) and then one that provides unbalanced/asymmetrical memory configuration. If such a product now provides close performance to the 380X, which is a full chip, logically most might say we should see more justifiable pricing.

As to 960Ti, are folks really willing to drop similar cash to then receive some "third tier" GM204 gelding that is "similar performance" for $230.
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#15
Steevo
AMD is telling vendors to dump the 250X as well, some new SKU coming to replace it, they had them for sale at bestbuy for $59. I think they my be getting ready for a product stack refresh, trying the new 14nm on new hardware.
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#16
Roph
...Yeah. It's nearly 2016. I'm not buying a 28nm GPU. Go away.
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#17
xorbe
Nov 15th is a Sunday ... has any card ever launched on a weekend?

And I doubt a 3GB 192-bit 960 Ti materializes at this point. Slight chance for the holiday season, but it better hit soon for availability if so, only 6 weeks 3 days to xmas day.
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#18
rruff
Fabio BolognaWell... Zotac has a more powerful version of the GTX 960 in its NEN Steam machine... It's a 3GB 192bit bus GTX 960 that they refer to as the OEM version of the chip so... hopefully something similar will come to the 960Ti... :)
If they use the same GM206, it would only help the memory system, and would not be worth much at all. You'd rarely get a FPS boost from that. The 960Ti would need to be either a cut 970 or a new chip to give a significant performance increase.
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#19
rruff
Roph...Yeah. It's nearly 2016. I'm not buying a 28nm GPU. Go away.
Aren't they all 28nm?
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#20
xorbe
Fabio BolognaWell... Zotac has a more powerful version of the GTX 960 in its NEN Steam machine... It's a 3GB 192bit bus GTX 960 that they refer to as the OEM version of the chip so... hopefully something similar will come to the 960Ti... :)
Whoa, that's ... interesting. Although 760 Ti was never more than OEM, just for reference. Legit info on that 3GB 192-bit 960:

store.steampowered.com/app/353530/
www.amazon.com/dp/B016QO3UJQ/?tag=tec06d-20
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#21
Kanan
Tech Enthusiast & Gamer
Ah finally the gap is to be filled. A much needed move. Question is, will NV follow with a "960 Ti" and which GPU will be better? All in all this is good news!
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#22
xorbe
I am guilty, but I guess we should get back to R9 380X chit chat, haha.
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#23
nem
i dunno but i doutb be exist 960ti since the 960 be full chip then nvidia will be create a new chip, o_O
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#24
Kanan
Tech Enthusiast & Gamer
nemi dunno but i doutb be exist 960ti since the 960 be full chip then nvidia will be create a new chip, o_O
The "new chip" already exists. It's the 970M, a mobile GPU, further cut down GM204 (GTX980/970 for example), with even less shaders activated. Question is, is it worth to release that GPU, have they enough of them, to sell? We have to wait and see I guess.
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