AMD launched their Radeon 300 series cards in June and looks like new cards are going to be introduced in the lineup really soon. AMD has separated their GPU lineups into two families, the Radeon 300 series include cores that are derived from the previous generation 200 series with small refinements to power management. Other than the 300 series is the Fiji lineup which includes four cards, the Radeon R9 Fury X, Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon R9 Fury X2.
AMD Radeon R9 370X Revealed To Be A Radeon R9 270X Rebrand
The latest news for the Radeon 300 series is that it will be getting a new card which is known as the Radeon R9 370X. Currently, the Radeon R7 370 that launched last month, is based on the Trinidad Pro graphics core which is a new name for the Pitcairn Pro core. The next card in this line will be the Radeon R9 370X which is going to feature the Trinidad XT graphics core. It was thought that the left-out X variants in the R7 360, R7 370 and R9 380 lineup would be feature major differences compared to their Pro GPU based variants but it seems like AMD is going to reuse their previous generation cores for the Radeon R9 370X as GPU-z shots by Expreview reveal that the sample they received for the Radeon R9 370X is essentially a rebrand of the Radeon R9 270X graphics card.
Coming to the specifications, the Trinidad XT based Radeon R7 370X graphics card will feature 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Since the GPU is the same as Pitcairn XT, we are looking at a 212mm2 die that houses 2.8 Billion transistors. The Radeon R7 370X card comes with a clock speed of 1180 MHz and a memory clock of 1400 MHz (QDR) which pumps out 179.2 GB/s bandwidth. Memory is featured across a 256-bit bus and we can expect both 2 GB and 4 GB variants of this card. The core clocks for this specific model that was acquired by Expreview are based off a factory overclocked model so the reference models might stick with the same speeds as the Radeon R9 270X which were 1000 MHz (base) and 1050 MHz (boost). The card will get power through dual 6-Pin connectors on reference models with a TDP around 150W.
Image Credits: Expreview
Pricing hasn't been confirmed but with the Radeon R7 370 (Trinidad Pro) selling for $149 US and the Radeon R9 380 (Tonga Pro) selling for $199 US, we can see the Radeon R9 370X retail for a price around $179 US. The card will be available in custom models at launch and even 4 GB models. The Radeon R9 370X will become a decent 1080p card as it seems to pack enough power to play games at the mentioned resolution and will do so with a decent price. It seems like more X-models will appear in the months ahead along with the imminent launch of the Radeon R9 Nano in August.
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|