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AMD Reveals New GPUs

AMD revealed their new 300 series video cards today at their E3 press event in Los Angeles this morning.

Targeting massively popular online titles, the R7 300 series is designed for outstanding performance at 1080p. AMD announced two video cards for the R7 300 series, the R7 360 and R7 370, which we have here in a chart compared to their previous generation equivalents.

Comparison
Specs R7 260 R7 360 R9 270 R7 370
GPU Architecture 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
API Support DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL DX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, Mantle, OpenCL 2.0 DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL DX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, Mantle, OpenCL 2.0
GPU Clock Speed Up to 1GHz Up to 1.05GHz Up to 925MHz Up to 975MHz
Memory Bandwidth 96GB/s 112GB/s 179.2GB/s 179.2GB/s
Memory Interface 128-bit GDDR5 128-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5
Memory Amount Up to 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5 Up to 2GB GDDR5 2GB or 4GB GDDR5
Stream Processing Units 768 (12 Compute Units) 768 (12 Compute Units) 1280 (20 Compute Units) 1024 (16 Compute Units)
Required PSU Connectors 1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
AMD CrossFire Support (Max GPU's and CF Bridge Required) 2, no bridge 2, no bridge 2, bridge required 2, bridge required
Cooling Air Air Air Air

For the higher end, AMD have announced three new R9 300 series cards, the R9 380, R9 390, and R9 390X, for 2K and 4K gaming experiences. We’ve also put together a chart to compare the 300 series cards to their 200 series counterparts.

Comparison
Specs R9 280 R9 380 R9 290 R9 390 R9 290X R9 390X
GPU Architecture 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
API Support DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL DX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, Mantle, OpenCL 2.0 DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL DX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, Mantle, OpenCL 2.0 DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL DX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, Mantle, OpenCL 2.0
GPU Clock Speed Up to 933MHz Up to 970MHz Up to 947MHz Up to 1000MHz Up to 1000MHz Up to 1050MHz
Memory Bandwidth 240GB/s 182.4GB/s 320GB/s 384GB/s 352GB/s 384GB/s
Memory Interface 384-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5 512-bit GDDR5 512-bit GDDR5 512-bit GDDR5 512-bit GDDR5
Memory Amount Up to 3GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 Up to 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5
Stream Processing Units 1792 (28 Compute Units) 1792 (28 Compute Units) 2560 (40 Compute Units) 2560 (40 Compute Units) 2816 (44 Compute Units) 2816 (44 Compute Units)
Required PSU Connectors 1 x 6-pin,
1 x 8-pin
2 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin,
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin,
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
+ 1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin,
1 x 8-pin
AMD CrossFire Support (Max GPU's and CF Bridge Required) 4, bridge required 2, no bridge 4, no bridge 4, no bridge 4, no bridge 4, no bridge
Cooling Air Air Air Air Air Air

Specifications
Specs R9 Fury X  
GPU Architecture 28nm  
API Support DX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, OpenCL 2.0  
GPU Clock Speed Up to 1050MHz  
Memory Bandwidth 512GB/s  
Memory Interface 4096-bit HBM  
Memory Amount 4GB HBM  
Stream Processing Units 4096 (64 Compute Units)  
Required PSU Connectors 2 x 8-pin  
AMD CrossFire Support (Max GPU's and CF Bridge Required) 4, no bridge  
Cooling Liquid-Cooled  
Finally, AMD unveiled their new video cards based on the Fiji architecture. The liquid-cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and air-cooled Fury cards promise unrivaled performance at 4K, with AMD even demoing the new Fury X at 5K resolutions. AMD also teased the R9 Nano, an ultra-small Fiji-based video card that packs twice the performance per watt of the 290X into a card that measures in at a mini-ITX friendly size of 6", as well as an unnamed dual-Fiji video card. So far, only the R9 Fury X has had its specifications made officially available which we’ve gone ahead and listed.

AMD definitely made waves at their E3 press event and Fury X looks to be a very promising platform for developers to work with (and for rival NVIDIA to compete against). We expect to see synthetic benchmarks as well as the raw, real-world performance of these new cards as they make their way throughout various review channels and eventually hit online/retail shops in the coming weeks.

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