Is the AMD Radeon R9 370X Exclusive to China?
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
AMD quietly rolled out its AMD Radeon R9 370X graphics card this week, but only in China. While a global release was expected to follow, it now seems that the Pitcairn-powered card could be a Chinese exclusive.
The Trinidad XT-powered card (AMD’s new version of Pitcairn), a rebrand of the R7 270X, silently hit Chinese shelves on Friday, in the form of the Sapphire Vapor-X AiB of the Radeon R9 370X. Boasting 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, with 2 to 4GB of GDDR5 and a 256bit bus, the Sapphire card has a core clock of 1180MHz, 5.60MHz memory clock, and a 179GBps memory bandwidth. The card supports DirectX 12, Direct3D 12 (plus feature level 11_1 support), and WDDM 2.0.
AMD’s Head of global technical marketing, Robert Hallock, has revealed on Twitter that the Radeon R9 370X will not see a release outside of China. His tweet was in response to a question regarding the card’s release beyond China. Hallock replied:
@aschilling It's a regional product designed for and released only in China.
— Robert Hallock🐣 (@Thracks) August 27, 2015
However, Hallock answered a question specifically regarding the Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 370X, referring to that card alone as “designed for and released only in China”. Could that mean that the proprietary AMD Radeon R9 370X could hit markets beyond China at some point?
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