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AMD Radeon R9 370 and M390X Become Standard at Alienware



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Alienware announced on their twitter feed that they now have the R9 370 and the M390X GPUs as standard earlier this week. The R9 M390X is a mobile, High-end graphics card for laptops. It will most likely be based on the M295X that was used in the iMac 5k in 2014, meaning it should be based on the third generation of the desktop Tonga chip. The amount of shader cores is identical, but the clock speed is slower (by 15%) and will run at 723mhz and the memory will also be clocked slower at 5000mhz. This means that the performance will be a bit below the M295X and will be somewhere between the GTX965M and the 970M. Meaning that it will be suitable for 1080p gaming and high detail gaming.

The announcement on twitter stated that the card will also have 4GB of Vram too.

Notebookcheck.net have a list of stats as follows:

Codename Tonga
Architecture GCN 3
Pipelines 2048 – unified
Core Speed * 723 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed * 5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width 256 Bit
Memory Type GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory 4096 MB
Shared Memory no
DirectX DirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption 125 Watt
Transistors 5000 Million
technology 28 nm
Features DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle
Notebook Size large
Date of Announcement 09.06.2015

Sounds good right? The power consumption will be around 100 watts TDP and will be used in the larger and more powerful gaming laptops such as the Alienware m17x.

The specs for the R9 370 were leaked earlier this year too, with impressive specs of 4GB DDR5 vram, 130 watt TDP. It will have the Curacao Pro chip to do all the hard work and will also pack a whopping 179GB/s of available bandwidth.

Will you be getting one of these new cards? let us know!


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  • onstrike112

    They aren’t anymore. There’s only one laptop that Alienware has that even has an AMD Radeon option. No wonder AMD has no market share. No one sells AMD-powered systems!