AMD introduced the newest member of the Radeon family: the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU, conceived to play demanding games at high details at 1080p and 1440p.
Positioned between the Radeon R9 380 and the R9 390, this card starts at US $229, and takes advantage of a gap in NVIDIA's lineup, between the GeForce GTX 960 ($190) and the GTX 970 ($319).
The card features a fully-fledged 28 nm "Antigua" ("Tonga") GPU, with the full complement of the chip's 32 Graphics CoreNext (GCN) compute units, amounting to 2,048 stream processors. It also features 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The core is clocked at 970 MHz, and the memory at 5.70 GHz (GDDR5-effective), amounting to a memory bandwidth of 182 GB/s.
The Radeon R9 380X has also full support for all the latest Radeon software features, like FreeSync, Frame Rate Target Control, and Virtual Super Resolution.
The AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU is also ready for Radeon Software Crimson Edition, the latest software update from AMD, which means continued advancements in performance, new features, and stability with future updates.
The SEP of the AMD Radeon R9 380X graphics card will start at $229 and overclocked versions will start at $239.
AMD says the first wave of R9 380X products will be overclocked, custom-cooled models by a wide range of AMD partners like VisionTek, Asus, XFX, Gigabyte, HIS, PowerColor, and VTX3D, with prices for custom variants starting around $240.
We had the chance to run some benchmarks with the ASUS STRIX R9 380X OC, which comes factory overlocked.