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Radeon R9 390X Teardown Reveals R9 290X

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.

390X

290X

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.

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.

Peter Donnell

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