AMD Officially Launches Radeon 300 Series Lineup – $429 For 390X, $329 For 390 8 GB Cards, First Official Sight at R9 Fury X
The AMD Radeon 300 Series cards which include the Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R7 370 and Radeon R7 360 have been officially revealed at the PXGaming Show. The new cards feature AMD’s GCN core architecture which has been used in graphics cards over the last three years and has received several new revisions that deliver updated technologies and features.
AMD Officially Launches Radeon 300 Series Lineup – $429 8 GB To $109 2 GB Graphics Cards
The AMD Radeon 300 series exists of several cards based on chips which we might not have heard of before but definitely know them by a different name in the existing cards. The top most Fiji GPU is the only new chip in the lineup followed by Grenada which is a new name for Hawaii GPU, Antigua is the Tonga GPU core, Trinidad is the Pitcairn GPU core and Tobago is the Bonaire GPU core. All these GPUs feature aggressive prices followed with additional VRAM to deliver perfect performance suited for a specific resolution. Listed below are all cards that have been launched within the 300 series lineup along with their specifications, performance and launch prices:
AMD Radeon R9 390 Series
Starting off with the top end AMD Radeon R9 390X, we are looking at the Grenada XT (Hawaii XT) core with 2816 stream processors, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The card features a clock speed of 1050 MHz and has the 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1500 MHz that runs across a 512-bit wide I/O interface and pushes out 384 GB/s bandwidth. The card is powered by a 6+8 Pin configuration and will be available at retail with a price of $429 US. The second card is the Radeon R9 390 which comes with the Grenada Pro (Hawaii Pro) core with 2560 SPs, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The card has clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, 1500 MHz memory clock (6.0 GHz QDR) and has 384 GB/s bandwidth output. The card is priced at $329 US. The cards are available in a revised blower styled cooler with a cool mesh and have Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and a single Display connector for display ports.
AMD Radeon R9 380 Series
Next up, we have three Antigua (Tonga Pro) based Radeon R9 380 cards which feature 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Featuring a better architectural design over Hawaii, the chip comes at a clock speed of 970 MHz core and has the memory clocked at 1375 MHz for the 2 GB and 4 GB variants. The memory operates along a 256-bit wide bus interface while the card has a rated power consumption of 225W. The cards are priced at $199 US and plus for the 4 GB variants.
AMD Radeon R7 370 Series
The next model is the Pitcairn XT based Radeon R7 370 graphics card which has 1024 stream processors, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Based on the same design as the R7 265. The Radeon R7 370 series come with a clock speed of 975 MHz and a memory clock of 1425 MHz (QDR) which pumps out 182 GB/s bandwidth. This card is powered by a single 6-Pin connector and has a price of just $149 US.
AMD Radeon R7 360 Series
Last up is the Radeon R7 360 which is based on the Bonaire Pro core with 768 stream processors that is rebadged to Tobago. The chip is clocked at 1050 MHz while the 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM comes clocked at 6.5 GHz across a 128-bit bus interface. We should see a Display Port, HDMI and DVI-I connector on this card also has a power consumption rated at 150W. You can see details of the reference models in the table below:
AMD Radeon 300 Series Specifications:
|Graphics Card||GPU||CU / SP||GPU/Memory Clock Speed||Memory||Interface||Memory Bandwidth||TDP||Pricing|
|R9 390X||Grenada XT||44 / 2816||1050/1500 MHz||8GB GDDR5||512-bit||384 GB/s||275W||$429 US|
|R9 390||Grenada Pro||40 / 2560||1000/1500 MHz||4-8GB GDDR5||512-bit||384 GB/s||275W||$299-$329 US|
|R9 380X||Antigua XT||32/2048||970/1425 MHz||4 GB GDDR5||256-bit||182 GB/s||190W||$229-$249 US|
|R9 380||Antigua Pro||28 / 1792||970/1425 MHz||4GB GDDR5||256-bit||182 GB/s||190W||$199 US|
|R9 370X||Trinidad XT||20 / 1280||1000/1400 MHz||4 GB GDDR5||256-bit||179 GB/s||180W||$179 US|
|R7 370||Trinidad Pro||16 / 1024||975/1400MHz||4GB GDDR5||256-bit||179 GB/s||110W||$149 US|
|R7 360||Tobago Pro||12 / 768||1050/1625 MHz||2 GB GDDR5||128-bit||104 GB/s||100W||$109 US|
|R7 350||Cape Verde XTL/Pro||10 / 640|
8 / 512
|1000/1125 MHz||2 GB GDDR5||128-bit||72.0 GB/s||60-75W||$89 US|