Radeon R9 390X Teardown Reveals R9 290X

/ 2 years ago


The new AMD graphics cards are almost here and as with most hardware launches, cards are already finding their way into the wild. Now it seems someone has taken their brand new XFX Radeon R9 390X to pieces and what they found was rather interesting.

The teardown of the new GPU revealed that the interior of the card is virtually identical to that of the current AMD Radeon R9 290X, confirming any rumours and speculation of the card in a rebrand of the current/last generation. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as the new card features 8GB of Vram and higher clock speeds when compared with its 290X counterpart, so it is for all intents and purposes a better card, but how much better, remains to be seen.





What’s interesting, is that the BIOS for these new cards is already finding its way online, prompting some users to flash their 290X to a 390X, although at this early stage, I’m not sure that’s entirely a good idea.

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Will you be buying one of these “new and improved” cards, or are you holding out for the new Fury series of cards, of which we do know are a fresh design?

Thank you Legit Reviews for providing us with this information.

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  • RacistPenguin

    “and what they found was rather interesting”
    Not really…

  • Miming Allado

    It’s interesting that they found something boring.

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    • awakino

      Look up 290X benchmarks ;D

      • Naeem ur Rehman

        this one is faster then reference 290x for sure 5000 vs 6000 mhz mem speed 1000 vs 1050 – 1100 mhz core speed and 8gb vram for eyefinty gains

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