AMD R9 390X Benchmarks Surface
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
With Nvidia’s GTX 970 and 980 pretty much dominating the market now, we all can’t wait for AMD’s next move. We will still have to be a little patient though, but it does look like it will be worth waiting for.
We’ve had rumours and leaks for a while now, starting with pictures of a possible hybrid reference cooler and the use of stacked High-Bandwidth-Memory (HBM). Time has passed we’re now seeing the first leaks of benchmarks for the next generation of AMD cards.
Two separate benchmarks have surfaced during the last week, claiming to be from AMD R9 390X cards. The first is a 3D Mark 11 score of X8121 where the current 290X only scores around X4700. Very impressive and if true without a doubt due to the new memory as the GPU still will be built on the 28nm process.
The second benchmark is from an R9 390x quad crossfire setup scoring impressive 38,875 in the Fire Strike Extreme test – about 33% more than a heavy overclocked GTX 980 Quad-SLI setup. The user posting the quad benchmark also posted what is supposed to be the PCB of the card.
Please keep in mind that these are rumours. We do however know that the new AMD Rx 300 series will launch in Q2 2015, most likely during Computex. The R9 380 will double up to 4096 GCN 1.2 cores and use 4GB of stacked HBM memory as was confirmed in an investor conference call following the AMD q4-2014 and fiscal year reports.
Thanks to MyDrivers for providing us with this information