Wednesday, March 9th 2016

HIS Announces the Radeon R7 360 Green iCooler OC

HIS rolled out a new low-power Radeon R7 360 graphics card. The R7 360 Green iCooler OC, comes with TDP of 50W, compared to AMD's own specs that rate it at 100W. The card relies on the PCIe bus for entirely for its power, and uses high-grade VRM components that are more energy-efficient than the ones found on most R7 360 cards. That's not all, HIS is also throwing in a tiny OC - 1070 MHz core (vs. 1050 MHz reference). The card's 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 128-bit memory bus ticks at 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Based on the 28 nm "Tobago" silicon, the R7 360 packs 768 stream processors. In Europe, you can expect the HIS R7 360 Green iCooler OC to be priced at 99.90€ (including all taxes).
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12 Comments on HIS Announces the Radeon R7 360 Green iCooler OC

#1
Caring1
And it's still not single slot or Low Profile.
This card would be ideal for a home theatre set up if they reduced the size.
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#2
hojnikb
First 950, now this.
Noice.
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#3
jabbadap
Caring1 said:
And it's still not single slot or Low Profile.
This card would be ideal for a home theatre set up if they reduced the size.
It lacks hevc and vp9 decoding and it does not have hdmi2.0 output. Sure it would be good home theater card, but I would not call it ideal.
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#4
rruff
There must be some magic VRMs on the market. Both AMD and Nvidia are cutting power a huge amount on low end cards. Will they show up on R9 390s?
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#5
hojnikb
Maybe amd is trying out 14nm on these cards already ? :)

Doing a dieshrink of existing arch :)))
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#6
john_
It seems that 28nm keep getting better and better.
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#7
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
this is the R7 360E
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#8
Casecutter
Hum, IDK why this now? We think VRM are the reasoning for 50% reduction in TDP? Has to be special chip binning, though only for HIS?

Now if I was one (or the only) OEM receive such a "Tobago" that makes good at just 50W why waste it on that generic size board and that cooler? HIS is fairly well known for some nicely engineered passive coolers, why not do that with that same board. Or right, a half-height with a nice heat-pipe cooler and fan even if dual slot. I just strikes me as weird that they left all that goodness in a ho-hum package.

A passive full size dual slot, along with a half-height version, then bundle a Display Port 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter and you have a premium offering, here most folk see it and go a R7 360 seems expensive?
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#9
Nejc
what is it with you guys and hdmi 2.0? what the actual F would this card need 60 frames per second for at 3840x2160? the hobbit is a really bad movie, get over it already, geez! or is UHD streaming at 60Hz so massively adopted? I can hardly buffer a 1080@60 yet alone a UHD@60
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#10
Casecutter
Nejc said:
what is it with you guys and hdmi 2.0?
I more meant it as a marketing ploy to have such a product get a premium price. Such adapters have been difficult to get right now, always fluctuate in and out of stock, know there's one in the box is always a good... hook.
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#11
jabbadap
Nejc said:
what is it with you guys and hdmi 2.0? what the actual F would this card need 60 frames per second for at 3840x2160? the hobbit is a really bad movie, get over it already, geez! or is UHD streaming at 60Hz so massively adopted? I can hardly buffer a 1080@60 yet alone a UHD@60
In some media no hdcp2.2 no picture(that mostly unwanted 4k drm thingy). HDCP2.2 is in hdmi2.0* and dp1.3, so not even dp1.2 to hdmi2.0 give you a hdcp2.2(hmm It seems there is dp1.2 to hdmi2.0 adapters that support hdcp2.2, I thought it was a new thing on dp1.3 spec). Granted luckily now hdcp2.2 is not very common, but uhd blu ray and some video streamers will use it. Only time will tell if they come to PC some day.

*to make things more complicated hdmi2.0 does not automatically mean hdcp2.2. I.e. gm204 and gm200 does not have hw for hdcp2.2, while gm200 and gm206 do.
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#12
medi01
One can cut power consumption in half, by just using "High Grade VRM components"???
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